2013 Grenada Tri de Spice Triathlon

05
Apr
2013
2013 Grenada Tri de Spice Triathlon

Grenada was host of a most successful triathlon once again this past weekend.  Yes, it’s the Tri de Spice triathlon and it just happens to be put on and organized by my Mocha Spoke business partner, Marc DeCaul. I’ve heard many times how this is the best run event on the island, and now after...
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It’s Not Too Late to Strengthen Up

05
Apr
2013
It’s Not Too Late to Strengthen Up

The 2013 cycling season is upon us, pretty much wherever you live.  Depending on where your location, each year there may be a period of time where you’re not able to ride outside…and when Spring arrives you’re ready to bust out and hit the road.  The time is now. Wait a minute.  Did you promise yourself...
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Loving the BITE: The Wrong Kind of Fat

04
Apr
2013
Loving the BITE: The Wrong Kind of Fat

Whether you realize it or not, you’re surrounded.  It’s in you, in your fridge, in your pantry, in your foods.  While small amounts are okay, large amounts are the enemy.  It’s the wrong kind of fat.  It promotes inflammation and blocks anti-inflammatory fats.  It’s chronic inflammation has negative effects on your health, your cycling...
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Butt

03
Apr
2013
Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Butt

No, this is not a joke.  No, we have not been hacked.  Yes, we are asking you to vote for your favorite piece of cycling ass. A couple weeks ago, we invited you all to submit a photo of you (or one of your riding buddies) wearing cycling gear…..but we wanted to photo to focus...
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Lola’s Journey

02
Apr
2013
Lola’s Journey

7 amateur cyclists are taking part in a mammoth challenge for one special little girl with cerebral palsy Today marks day 2 of a charity cycle ride from Edinburgh in Scotland to Dover in the south east of England – around 500 miles of riding in just 5 days! The ride is to raise funds for Lola...
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#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

01
Apr
2013
#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

Today is the official start of #30daysofbiking 2013….and for many it will be the beginning of a love for cycling. Not often does something come along for the sole purpose of creating goodness.  When @patiomensch and @zachamon, launched things on April 1, 2010 I knew right away that this was going to be something good. I...
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Virtually Fixed

29
Mar
2013
Virtually Fixed

  It’s been about three years since I last had a professional bike fit.  Although it was done virtually, it totally helped my performance and comfort on my road bike.  Best of all, my bicycle fit was what started a fantastic friendship with my (now) good friend and Cycling 360 co-host….Victor Jimenez.  If you weren’t...
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Loving the BITE: 5-Minute Power Breakfast Ideas

28
Mar
2013
Loving the BITE: 5-Minute Power Breakfast Ideas

How would describe your breakfast?  Same ol’ same ol’? Or POWER-PACKED and ENERGIZING?  This week, we’ll keep it short and sweet, and look at 6, 5-minute or less Power Breakfasts.  No processed foods needed.  These are whole-food, high-nutrient, protein-and-fiber-packed meals.  You wouldn’t expect anything less, right? Recipes of the Week: 5-Minute Power Breakfasts to...
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A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

27
Mar
2013
A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

Okay, so I’ve come up with the ultimate guaranteed way to cure the issues found on the road between cyclists and motorists.  Well, actually I’m kind of stealing the idea from my good friend Daniela who mentioned it recently in a comment. She posted this on Facebook in response to my recent “Plea to...
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#bikeschool Has Taken on a Life of it’s Own

26
Mar
2013
#bikeschool Has Taken on a Life of it’s Own

I guess I’ve always known that #bikeschool had a life of its own, but now it’s official.  It’s getting close to three years since @egggman, @bikerly, and I launched the hashtag that rocked the world of Twitter….and it hasn’t stopped since. Week after week, #bikeschool becomes a trending hashtag on Thursday nights, but that’s only part...
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Lifestyle Hacking Makes Me Happy

25
Mar
2013
Lifestyle Hacking Makes Me Happy

This post was inspired by the coolest 13-year-old I know….his name is Logan LaPlante and he’s the creator of what he calls Hackschooling. If I was still a kid going to school, I would most definitely be asking my Parents if I could follow in Logan’s footsteps and be a Hackschooler just like him.  I’m totally serious that these...
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Grenada by Bike: Mocha Spoke

22
Mar
2013

I remembered to grab my video camera before taking off for a ride, and this time I stop in at Mocha Spoke for another segment in our “Grenada by Bike” feature. Please excuse the fact that I cut off the top of my head once again in the video.  I either need to practice...
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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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