Interstate at a Glance

02
Sep
2014
Interstate at a Glance

Riding in Malaysia is an amazing thing. If you’re a serious cyclist and can ever make it out this way, please do. The possible terrain you can ride in a single day can’t be topped, between high mountain climbs, miles of fast downhills and ocean side flats, you’ll never for want of a better...
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Don’t Vacation…Travel. #MakeitHappen

01
Sep
2014
Don’t Vacation…Travel.  #MakeitHappen

I’ve never called myself a vacationer, even though I’ve taken holidays all over the world.  To me, a get-away is not a chance to fall into the customized tourist trap….it’s the spirit of adventure.  I call it traveling, and this is so much different from taking a vacation. When I was younger I wrote...
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Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail

29
Aug
2014
Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail

Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail  by Tiffany Hanrahan Mountain biking is an extreme sport; it’s not for the faint of heart or the easily-upset stomach. It’s extremely fun, but the ride is a bit bumpy, and riders are known to get tossed from their bikes as well as...
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Loving the BITE: Peanut Butter Protein Power Cookie

28
Aug
2014
Loving the BITE: Peanut Butter Protein Power Cookie

Turns out, people like cookies.  After a lot of excitement and positive feedback with the oatmeal cookie fuel recipe, I thought I’d add one of my favorites to the mix: Peanut Butter “Protein Power” Cookies.  This cookie has great long-lasting-fuel ingredients.  It can work on the bike, or even as a snack (see below)....
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Loving the Bike TV: What Can You Learn From a Tortoise?

27
Aug
2014

Yes, a tortoise.  Our family has a bunch of red-footed tortoises and I love just sitting and watching them.  They are amazing creatures and I realized that we can learn a few things from these guys about Loving Life on and off the Bike.  Well, off the bike anyway. Here’s a look at a...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Food Waste

26
Aug
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Food Waste

It’s pretty easy to see that Rob Greenfield’s 2014 ride across the United States is becoming a campaign against food waste.  When he kicked things off, Rob planned on promoting all sorts of good things that people could do for themselves, their community, and the world…..but the focus has been on dumpsters and the...
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Readying for Interstate

26
Aug
2014
Readying for Interstate

This weekend is the Interstate ride, a three-day, 500km event through areas of mainland Malaysia. The first day we’re starting near Kuala Lumpur and riding up Fraser Hill. The second takes us into the Cameron Highlands, and the last day is downhill towards the ocean. It sells out quickly so you need to jump...
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Make That Your Reality

25
Aug
2014
Make That Your Reality

Over the years of working in the tourism industry of a Caribbean island…the number one comment I hear from people leaving to go back home is “It’s time to go back to reality”.  My response to them is always, “this is reality”. Reality is what we make it.  For some reason we often feel as if reality has...
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What Does a Grenada Mountain Bike Tour Look Like?

22
Aug
2014
What Does a Grenada Mountain Bike Tour Look Like?

Yeah, I’ve said it enough times….but it honestly feels freaking awesome to say that I own the Caribbean’s first and only bicycle café.  By promoting this through my Loving the Bike platform, I get a lot of followers asking what the tours are like.  So today I thought I’d show the rest of you...
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Loving the BITE: Zucchini Noodles Lo Mein

21
Aug
2014
Loving the BITE: Zucchini Noodles Lo Mein

If you happen to keep a garden in all your spare time off the bike, you may have zucchinis coming out of your ears this time of year.  And, if you don’t, you can likely find good prices on them at the store.  This is a good thing, because zucchinis make a great “noodle”...
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On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good

20
Aug
2014
On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good

Here’s an interesting perspective on cycling without a helmet, written by Joanna Jaoudie.  I know our friends over at @cyclelicious might agree with this one….how about you?  Let us know your thoughts. On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good! by Joanna Jaoudie I love cycling. It’s something I grew up...
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The Benifit of eBikes for Commuters in Hilly Terrain

20
Aug
2014
The Benifit of eBikes for Commuters in Hilly Terrain

I’ve written many times about the hills here in Grenada, and I’ve seen some of the climbs you all have in your area as well.  For any of us who cycle regularly, the majority of them are manageable….even if they do kick our butts.  But what about people who want to commute by bike,...
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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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