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“I Own a Donkey”

March 23, 2015
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“I Own a Donkey”

I’ve talked about it a few times, but never dedicated a post entirely to our donkey, Moonlight Poet.  Yes, our family owns a donkey, and it’s definitely something worthy of a #MakeitHappen Monday post. People ask me all the time, why do you have a donkey?  Well, the quick answer is….why not?  A little...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get Out of Your Own Damn Way

February 11, 2015
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When I clicked the record button for this week’s Loving the Bike TV, I honestly didn’t have a topic in mind….but it only took a few seconds for me to remember the personal ah-ha moment I had earlier in the day. Yep, I’m sure I’ve talked about it before….but once again I was reminded...
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Loving the Bike TV: Wanting Nothing

January 28, 2015
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Last night I realized that at this moment in my life, I don’t want anything more than I have right now.  Seeing that I live a pretty simple life, I thought it’s a great feeling to be this way. How about you?  Are you content with where you’re at?  I feel it’s another ingredient...
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Loving the Bike TV: Live an Adventure

January 21, 2015
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I’ve talked many times about doing new things and living outside your comfort zone, and this week I’m reinforcing this suggestion. Last weekend, my boys and I definitely climbed out of our boxes and did something we’ve never done before.  There were challenges, some swearing, and three boys who finished up feeling quite proud...
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3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

December 12, 2014
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3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

Yes, this is a cycling lifestyle blog…..but it’s also my outlet to the world, so sometimes I talk more about lifestyle than I do about bikes.  Well this time I’m promoting my island home of Grenada and posting about something that no travel blogger or Grenadian website has yet to get out. I’ve seen...
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Circling Grenada by Bike

November 20, 2013
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Circling Grenada by Bike

Generally speaking, Caribbean countries are quite small when compared to the rest of the world.  This may be true, but it also depends on how you look at it.  Sure, the main island road that takes you around the perimeter of Grenada is less than 100 kms in distance, but this is very deceiving.  Especially when...
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Grenada by Bike: Hog Island

April 19, 2013
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Grenada by Bike: Hog Island

The bridge to Hog Island in Grenada is truly a place that you can only get to by bike or walking….and who wants to walk when you can take a bike? In this edition of Grenada by Bike, I venture out to this hidden location on the South-East coast and take a quick video from the...
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

April 8, 2013
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

I may not be an extreme mountain biker like some of you out there, but lately I’ve been feeling like a mountain bike pioneer….and making it happen on the Grenada off-road trails. On my tropical island of Grenada, there are not too many mountain bikers around…heck, there’s not that many cyclists in general.  There...
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That Ain’t Suffering

February 8, 2013
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That Ain’t Suffering

The word “Suffering” seems to be in the vocabulary of most cyclists, and generally seems to fit our sport quite well.  Heck, the guys over at The Sufferfest have even created the Tour of Sufferlandria for cyclists to join in the suffering from their pain cave. I’ve totally bought into the term and find...
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

January 29, 2013
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

What’s your cycling kit washing routine?  I thought I’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at what I do here in Grenada.  Here’s my old school kit washing video with all the details.  
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Live Slow…..Bike Fast

December 17, 2012
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Live Slow…..Bike Fast

I saw someone with a touristy t-shirt sold here in Grenada that said: “Live Slow”.  It totally caught my attention because as usual I’m in need of constant reminders to de-stress and love life. As is the case with many people, I often find myself needing to rush around and get as many things...
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Grenada By Bike: Overview

December 13, 2012
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Grenada By Bike: Overview

My friend Victor from Bicycle Lab and the Cycling 360 Podcast told me that he’d really like to see some video of what it’s like biking around Grenada.  He’s a wise man (he is a guru after all) so I’m taking his advice and today’s post is the start of our new Grenada By...
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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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