What Have You Passed?


Just one of the many things I love about being out cycling is surrounding myself with nature.  Biking past lakes, over creeks, alongside canola fields or sugar cane fields make being out there on the bike, even better.  But as I passed by a cute little fox yesterday on my ride, I got to thinking about all the animals and creatures I’ve cycled past over the years.  Of course there are the regular ones like cows, horses, dogs, sheep, goats, and pigs….but I’d love to hear about some of the more unique animals you’ve cycled past.


As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’ve been lucky enough to cycle in many different locations….and here is a list of some of my more unique animal sightings while out on my bike:

Green Vervet Monkeys, Mongoose, Road Runner, Porcupine, Skunk, Zebra, Armadillo, Donkey, Badger, Emu, Hermit Crab, Snake (didn’t slow down enough to know what kind), Deer, Buffalo, Frigate Bird, and Llama.

Okay, keep on adding to the list.  Let’s see who can come up with the most mind blowing animal crossing.

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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.


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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