Cycling Your Community

03
Oct
2014
Cycling Your Community

What are things like cycling in your community?  What I mean is the area you generally find yourself riding in.  Do you feel a part of it, or is it just you and the road in front of you….without anything else really mattering? I know that when I used to ride regularly in North...
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Loving the BITE: 5 Tips for Staying Lean this Winter

02
Oct
2014
Loving the BITE: 5 Tips for Staying Lean this Winter

One of the most frequent questions I receive is “How do I stay lean during the Winter months so I don’t have too lose too many pounds when Spring comes around next year?” I’d love to say it’s easy.  But, the colder weather, Holiday eating, less daylight for training, and a natural tendency for...
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Cycling Injury Infographic

01
Oct
2014
Cycling Injury Infographic

Nobody likes to think about getting hurt….especially on a bike.  But it’s always nice to have some knowledge on what to do should it happen to you or if you come across someone needing help. The folks at St. John’s Ambulance put this infographic together to show you how:
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The Descent

30
Sep
2014
The Descent

On this morning’s hammerfest, between feeling like I was going to be sick or pass out, I thought about how well, or not, I’m doing on the bike. When I first started riding with these guys, I could barely stay with them for a kilometer before I was spat out the back. Now I...
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5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

29
Sep
2014
5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

One of the cool things about living in a place like Grenada, is you get to meet people from all over the world.  A couple hardcore travel bloggers have been here for the past few months and I’ve had a great time getting to know them.  They’ve been on the road for the past...
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@garyvee and @jannarden Help You #MakeitHappen

29
Sep
2014
@garyvee and @jannarden Help You #MakeitHappen

In July of 2012 I wrote a post about confidence, self-esteem….and the difference between them.  It’s an important realization that helped me bring far more awareness to the importance of self-worth and self-respect.  Oh and in it, I also talked about how Canadian musician, @jannarden and the world of social media fits into the self-esteem...
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Hidden Strava Factors

26
Sep
2014
Hidden Strava Factors

With the introduction of Strava, an ongoing virtual race is always right there waiting for you.  Yeah, Stravaholics from around the world can battle it out with other cyclists in their area any day and time they want.  But remember, there are plenty of hidden Strava factors when comparing yourself to others. Just in case you...
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Loving the Bike: Slow Cooker Recipes for Cyclists Short on Time

25
Sep
2014
Loving the Bike: Slow Cooker Recipes for Cyclists Short on Time

Do your days begin to feel a time-squeeze with less daylight hours?  Although the number of hours in the day stays the same, less daylight often makes me feel more rushed than ever. For many people, less time equals less cooking.  I know this because it’s this aspect of life I work on most...
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Loving the Bike TV: Time Management without a Planner or Smart Phone

24
Sep
2014

Yes, I honestly manage my whole life without the help from a day timer or smart phone.  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I continue with my Loving Life on and off the Bike tips by talking about my method of prioritizing the most important things each day allows me to accomplish...
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Penang Hill

23
Sep
2014
Penang Hill

Penang Hill is the largest mountain on the island, and at 2,411 feet is nothing to sneeze at. There’s a community at the top with restaurants and various touristy things, and a road that goes all the way up, but only those who live on the mountain are allowed to drive up. This is...
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George Carlin State of Mind

22
Sep
2014
George Carlin State of Mind

It’s been over six years since we lost George Carlin, but his wise words still linger around the world.   “We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve conquered the atom but not our prejudice. These are the days of two income Families, but more divorce….fancier houses but broken homes.”...
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How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

19
Sep
2014
How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

Have you ever put on your favorite cycling jersey just to find out the zipper wouldn’t zip up?  In our throw away society, it’s so easy to just toss something that isn’t working and buy a new one….right? Well, that’s not my style….especially here in Grenada where you learn to fix everything you can.  Buying...
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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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