Beautiful Earth Day 2015

22
Apr
2015
Beautiful Earth Day 2015

It’s Earth Day 2015, but instead of telling you to be aware and to recognize this special day…..I’m asking you to act on it. Spend part of the day watching the Sun rise or set, clean up trash around your neighborhood, take in some bottles for recycling….help find a way to turn around what...
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Improve Your Basic Bicycle Maintenance Skills

21
Apr
2015
Improve Your Basic Bicycle Maintenance Skills

If you’re a cyclist, you don’t have to be an expert mechanic….but you really should have basic maintenance skills.  However, most don’t. By learning the basics, you’ll be a much more confident cyclist and will most likely get yourself out of a difficult situation in the near future.  That should be motivation enough to...
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The Only April 20, 2015 You’ll Know

20
Apr
2015
The Only April 20, 2015 You’ll Know

As you can tell from the title, this day is the only one like it that you’ll ever know.  What are you going to do with it? Yeah, the easy way out is to live it just like you did yesterday and the day before.  But the #MakeitHappen option is to spiral upwards, live...
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Essential Gear For Your First Cycling Expedition

17
Apr
2015
Essential Gear For Your First Cycling Expedition

Image Credit Going on a cycling expedition is not for the faint of heart. Whether you are traveling through hundreds of miles of endless roads or heading off into the country for an off-road trip, it can be a grueling experience. Make no mistake about it, there will be tough times ahead. But those...
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Loving the BITE: Sourdough for Pre-Ride Nutrition

16
Apr
2015
Loving the BITE: Sourdough for Pre-Ride Nutrition

Some foods are special. Some have characteristics that go far beyond numbers of calories, carbs, protein, and fats.  In fact, most real, whole, raw, and traditional ones do (it’s those made-in-factory ones that are little more than a pile of calories). One such food, one of my favorites, is sourdough bread.  Although I eat...
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Would You Buy a Bike Online?

15
Apr
2015
Would You Buy a Bike Online?

Have you ever purchased a bike online?  Ten years ago, this might have seemed like a strange thing to do….but in today’s online world it pretty darn normal. I haven’t done it for a personal bike, but I did buy a fleet of 12 Jamis mountain bikes for Mocha Spoke with an online purchase…..so I...
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The Anatomy of Going Fast

14
Apr
2015
The Anatomy of Going Fast

First off, this post is not intended for any of you racing cyclists out there.  But all other road cyclists wanting to increase their average speed……have a read. When it comes to going faster on your bike, little tweaks in your style and technique can totally increase your speed.  Of course things like your bike, wheels,...
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Priorities and Core Values

13
Apr
2015
Priorities and Core Values

Last week a good buddy of mine said to me…“If you’re as busy as you say you are, how can you get out there for all those long rides?”.  “Priorities, my friend”, was my simple reply. In essence there are only three main ingredients that fill my days….Family, Cycling, and Work.  If I’m good with...
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I’m on Meerkat: The Cyclist and the Donkey

10
Apr
2015
I’m on Meerkat: The Cyclist and the Donkey

I’m not always ahead of the curve, but I really do feel that live streaming is the next cool thing to take over the social world as we know it. Meerkat and Periscope have been going head to head to determine which will be the king of this new platform, and because my man...
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Loving the BITE: Spring is for Grilled Salmon

09
Apr
2015
Loving the BITE: Spring is for Grilled Salmon

It’s officially grilling season, right? While I’m sure that many of you have been using your grill year round, I’m talking about the official season, when you don’t have to put on gloves and a beanie just to take a peek at your dinner. A few years ago, when my oven died, I (mostly...
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Loving the Bike TV: Freedom vs Burning Calories

08
Apr
2015

In this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I’m taking two popular reasons for riding a bike and relating them to living a life.  Have a watch and then take a minute to clear your head and think about how you’re spending your days.
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The Cycling Warrior

07
Apr
2015
The Cycling Warrior

Back around 2005, I felt like I had gotten myself into the groove of being a road biker and I started to venture out on longer and longer rides.  This was around the time I was living in Austin, Texas and with great cycling roads and the aura of cycling glory oozing all around...
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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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