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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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 13

13
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 13

What has Rob got in store for us today?  Here’s the Do Good task for day 13….one I know you’ll appreciate when you do it.  Let’s keep going, just 18 more simple little challenges ahead to help create a better life.   Day 13: Hug someone today.   For more about Rob Greenfield be...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 12

12
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 12

Our 31 Day Do Good Challenge continues and is creating better people, better lives, and a better world along the way.  If you’re just finding out about our challenge created by Rob Greenfield, you can always go back and start with Day 1 right now.  Let’s Do Good.   Day 12: Talk to an...
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Failure No More: Joel’s Year End Review

11
Jan
2014
Failure No More: Joel’s Year End Review

Failure No More by Joel (@reasons2ride) Do you ever read those, “The Year in Review” articles?  Who did what, who married who, who passed away…I do, and I’m always amazed at how much happens in a year.  Looking back at 2013, the stories that stuck out most, in no order, were: My wife graduating...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 11

11
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 11

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...
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Disconnected

10
Jan
2014
Disconnected

I spent most of this week under the weather — in more ways than one! While Chicago experienced some of its coldest weather in decades, I was securely tucked under my covers in a cold-medicine-induced sleep. Achy and coughing, I avoided having to be outside during this arctic blast. But also by choice, I spent most...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 10

10
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 10

We’re about 1/3 of the way there?  How are you feeling?  Happier?  Positive?  Rewarded?  Tell us how things have been going for you.  Rob brings us another fantastic challenge for today….one that is sure to help you feel good while you Do Good.   Day 10: Introduce yourself to someone in your community today....
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Loving the Bite: Protein Bars Exposed (again)

09
Jan
2014
Loving the Bite: Protein Bars Exposed (again)

Sure, a “protein bar” can be a good option for recovery after a hard ride, but do they make for good snacks?  As more and more athletes opt for protein bars and energy bars as part of their everyday food choices, it’s important to determine which, if any, works as a healthy snack.  You...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 9

09
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 9

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...
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Meet the People Who Make Protected Bike Lanes Happen

08
Jan
2014
Meet the People Who Make Protected Bike Lanes Happen

Meet the people who make protected bike lanes happen by Dana Henry As a lifelong city cyclist, I’m simply thrilled to see a growing number of urban planning initiatives prioritize protected bike lanes. Urban dwellers and commuters are finally realizing that biking is a healthier, cheaper and more pleasurable way to travel. Thankfully, cities...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 8

08
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 8

How have you been making out in our Do Good Challenge?  Have you taken part in each daily task this month?  Let’s hear all about it. Today’s Do Good activity can come in many forms and shapes….what will you do?   Day 8: Practice Kindness Today   For more about Rob Greenfield be sure...
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Looking At My Bicycle

07
Jan
2014
Looking At My Bicycle

Looking at My Bicycle - Joel (@reasons2ride) When I look at my bicycle I see two wheels, not just any two wheels, but my two wheels.  Custom built to suite me, and my riding style.  Rear disc brakes, just the confidence needed to push the envelope soaring downhill.  They are mounted to an aluminum...
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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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