I Believe in the Sand Beneath my Toes

09
Jun
2014
I Believe in the Sand Beneath my Toes

Call it manifesting your own dreams, or just simply going to where your soul knows you need to be.  Whatever the reason, I absolutely know that I was meant to have the sand beneath my feet. Growing up in the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan, I was able to plant my toes in the sand……but...
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My Best Offer

06
Jun
2014
My Best Offer

Cost: $20 (my best offer) Year: 1975 Special clothes or shoes needed: 0 Squeaks: several Elbow grease: some Rust: plenty Fun while riding: endless
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Loving the BITE: One Easy Recipe, 3 Perfect Energy Bars

05
Jun
2014
Loving the BITE: One Easy Recipe, 3 Perfect Energy Bars

What can you get with 6 ingredients, 1 recipe, and 5 minutes? Hmmm.  How about endless variations of a delicious, effective, whole-food energy bar!  It’s no joke.  In just minutes, you can make your own perfect energy bars.  These are tasty, real-food, great fuel, and require no cooking.  On the bike, you’ll find that...
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Loving the Bike TV: Freedom On and Off the Bike

04
Jun
2014

We all talk about that feeling of freedom that the bike gives us.  It’s been that way since we first pedaled off on our own.  No arguments there at all….it’s an amazing feeling that I’m so glad I have in my life. But I feel we should all create freedom in other areas of...
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Fly6 (Combination Tail-Light & HD Camera) Review and Giveaway

03
Jun
2014
Fly6 (Combination Tail-Light & HD Camera) Review and Giveaway

When I was first contacted by Fly6, they were in the middle of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their unique product.  As the world’s first tail-light/video recorder, they had the mission to make drivers aware they might be recorded, so they behave appropriately. I was intrigued by their idea, and as you...
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Jetsetting

03
Jun
2014
Jetsetting

This summer I’m living the jet setter life. I’m going to Paris for a few days, onto Boston for several weeks before returning to Europe. There I’ll be traveling around via plane, train and automobile through various countries before returning home to Penang. All in all it will be a little over a month...
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Gross Personal Happiness

02
Jun
2014
Gross Personal Happiness

I can’t remember which of my Make it Happen posts it was that evoked this response from my friend David.  I’ve had his comments sitting on my inbox since that time because it’s both enlightening and gratifying for me.  So I thought I’d branch out from it and write a post. Here’s what David had to...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour Across America

31
May
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour Across America

You all remember my Do Good bicycle friend, Rob Greenfield, right?  Rob’s the awesomely crazy one who cycled across the US last summer to promote sustainability.  It was one incredible journey and he captured a lot of attention along the way. Here’s a brief summary of how minimal he was during his 4,700 mile...
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Bike Freedom

30
May
2014
Bike Freedom

Everything about a bike says freedom. As a kid, riding a bike was the first time I spread my wings and left the front of my house, ventured off my block, and explored my neighborhood. Those joyful feelings I experienced back then are still with me decades later every time I ride. Last Thursday I...
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A Cyclists First Time Doing the Boulder Boulder 10K

29
May
2014
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A Cyclists First Time Doing the Boulder Boulder 10K

Have you ever sat back and thought about your firsts? At the time they occurred they were game changers weren’t they? Remember the first time you rode a bicycle without any help or training wheels, or how about your first kiss, the first time you fell in love, the first time your heart was...
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Loving the BITE: I Scream for this EASY Coconut Milk Ice Cream

29
May
2014
Loving the BITE: I Scream for this EASY Coconut Milk Ice Cream

We’ve only got a few more days in May…then, it’s officially June. Officially time for ice cream.  I’ve provided this simple recipe in summers past, and thought I’d revive it just as it’s getting hot in 2014.  I just so happen to have organic frozen mango chunks in my freezer…just waiting to become Mango Coconut...
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8 Things to do When You have Sore Cycling Muscles

29
May
2014
8 Things to do When You have Sore Cycling Muscles

So, you have overdone it on the bike, and all you can do now is lay around and tend to your sore muscles.  Well, that is not necessarily a completely bad thing.  We have compiled eight things you can do when you have sore cycling muscles. 1. Get a Massage Wellness is not for sissies...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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