Putting the Fun Back in Life

20
Jan
2014
Putting the Fun Back in Life

We were driving into town yesterday morning.  As we approached, the Caribbean morning hustle and bustle had already started.  The truck ahead of us slowed to a stop so that they could make conversation with the woman standing on the sidewalk.  As we sat there waiting patiently, we witnessed the woman talking and laughing...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 20

20
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 20

Our 31 Day Do Good Challenge continues with another great task for you to complete today.  My friend Rob Greenfield has been a personal source of inspiration for me ever since I’ve met him.  He is one amazing person and he inspires me to be better myself. Each day this month Rob is challenging...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 19

19
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 19

Did you commit to doing more good things starting in 2014?  I know I did, and my friend Rob Greenfield has been helping me and our Loving the Bike readers out this month.  Each day he’s posting a Do Good Challenge that will help us all make a change for the better. I know...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 18

18
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 18

Continue following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World around you….but now we have 31 additional things to help create...
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Black Snow

17
Jan
2014
Black Snow

  The gray days of winter drag on, and black snow lines city streets. A melancholy seeps into my pores, born of missing long, leisurely rides. Over the years, I’ve come to rely on riding as a stress reliever, my main mode of exercise, and creative thinking time. Without it, I struggle. I miss...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 17

17
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 17

My friend Rob Greenfield is one of the biggest inspirations I know.  In an effort to kickstart myself into doing more Good, I asked if he would put together a 31 day Challenge for me to follow….and I hope you’ve joined in. Every day this January we’re posting one of Rob’s challenges and want...
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar, Part 2

16
Jan
2014
Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar, Part 2

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, you’re in luck.   This week’s Loving the Bite recipe is made up of 7 Energy All-Stars…and this time, I’m recommending a new variation. What better time to eat energy all-stars than first thing in the morning?  To be sure, the energy from these bars isn’t just quick and then fading. The...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 16

16
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 16

You’re over half way through our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield.  How are you feeling?  How has doing all this good changed you? I know you’re going to like this one…..quite a few of you already do this every single day. Day 16: Be car free for the day.  Ride a bike,...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 15

15
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 15

As with all activities, you get out of it what you put in.  I hope you’ve been giving us all the Do Good power you have this month as we make it through Rob Greenfield’s 31 day challenge. Here’s what Rob has for us today:   Day 15: Compliment someone today.    For more...
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I’m Too Slow for You

14
Jan
2014
I’m Too Slow for You

“I’m too slow for you…” I hear this every once in a while from people I want to ride with, and it drives me nuts. Apparently I’ve become one of the faster ones, instead of always last. It’s a new experience for me, and I think it’s more to do with the fact that...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 14

14
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 14

Today, Rob is here with another fantastic Do Good activity….and it’s really going to challenge us.   Day 14: Don’t create any trash today.   For more about Rob Greenfield be sure to follow him on Facebook.  
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The Purpose of Life, is a Life of Purpose

13
Jan
2014
The Purpose of Life, is a Life of Purpose

Ever notice that when you have a specific training goal, you’re able to focus much better on the bike?  Well, that same concept applies to all things in life…..only problem is most of us don’t create or find a purpose. The purpose of life, is a life of Purpose. I first saw this quote in...
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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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