The Rainy Season

22
Oct
2013
The Rainy Season

There’s something about riding in the rain that I’ve always loved. Nevermind the slick roads, wet chamois and the need to clean the bike as soon as you get home, riding in the rain can be peaceful and at the same time exhilarating. The thought that I HTFU and rode when others didn’t confirms...
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Created for Life

21
Oct
2013

Created for Life Live each day as if it were a magnificent adventure. So that every one of them is worthy of your diary. Full of things that make you want to call your friends and tell them about it. Spending your days looking for different and original….. …..not new and bigger and better....
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Road Rage

18
Oct
2013
Road Rage

Early Saturday morning I had an encounter with an SUV on a stretch of Elston Avenue.  Although Elston has long sections of protected bike lanes, this portion doesn’t have them.  However, it’s a fairly wide street and at that time of the morning, has very little traffic. You develop a sixth sense riding in...
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Loving the BITE: Halloween-Candy-Stock-Up….Loving the Bite Style

17
Oct
2013
Loving the BITE: Halloween-Candy-Stock-Up….Loving the Bite Style

Dress Up like a Cartoon Character and Head to the Neighbors. For over 5000 years, there’s been a unique ingredient, known to the Chinese as a endurance-improving, stamina-enhancing, healing herb.  Believe it or not, it’s widely available to you.  And this month, you may even score some for free.  If… If your willing to...
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When You’re Too Cheap For Bicycle Accessories

16
Oct
2013
When You’re Too Cheap For Bicycle Accessories

Bicycle parts and accessories can be quite expensive….but you don’t always have to spend the cash as long as you’re not embarrassed about looking cheap. Yeah, I’m definitely known as Mr. Frugal….aka Mr. Cheap even when it comes to spending money on my bikes.  It’s not that I have a problem with spending money, it’s just...
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Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe

15
Oct
2013
Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe

No, I haven’t become a triathlete…..but here’s a review of the Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe for all our Triathlon followers. As you know, I live on the Caribbean island of Grenada.  A place known for many things, but I’ll bet Triathlon isn’t one you would have thought of.  Well, this...
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Reason2Ride Explodes

15
Oct
2013
Reason2Ride Explodes

Our teammate, Joel has been keeping busy with a whole lot of bikey goodness.  His Reasons2Ride concept has totally blown up and he’s here to tell you all about it. Reasons2Ride Explained After close to three years of taking a vision, turning it into a workable plan and building strategic alliances, it’s with great excitement...
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When the Universe Speaks…

14
Oct
2013
When the Universe Speaks…

…you just have to listen.  A few years ago, I signed up for something called “Notes from the Universe” being offered from www.tut.com.  I don’t remember how  I came across it, but I’ve really loved getting these personal notes each and every week. I realize that it’s a genius form of marketing that allows these...
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Releasing the Death Grip

11
Oct
2013
Releasing the Death Grip

Last Fall I bought a mountain bike.  Nothing fancy…a good, basic beginner bike.  I had never ridden off-road before; paved streets and sidewalks were the only terrain I needed to navigate growing up in the city. I’ve been riding this bike quite a bit in the last few weeks.  It sat idle all summer...
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My Favorite Cycling Blogs

11
Oct
2013

As we finish our week of Loving the Bike product reviews, I thought I would steer away from physical products and talk about a few of the cycling blogs that I personally love.  I hope you enjoyed the other cycling product reviews that made up each day this week…..and be sure to let me...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing for “Light at Night” Meals and Cramp-Free Riding

10
Oct
2013
Loving the BITE: Easy Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing for “Light at Night” Meals and Cramp-Free Riding

After all the great feedback we received from the Vinegar, Mustard, Pickle Juice post, and one great idea from a reader, I’ve decided to follow-up with a versatile recipe that will work great on the bike as well as a Light at Night dinner recipe. How can any recipe be so awesome, you ask?...
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Detours Coffee Bag and D2R Rear Bicycle Bag

10
Oct
2013

Detours is all about making fun, high-quality bags for bicycle commuters, recreational cyclists, and long-distance tourists.  Basically they want to provide a product for anyone who rides a bike.  This Seattle-based company believes in cycling to work all year round and having a good time.  Definitely sounds like my kind of company. I highlighted Detours...
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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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