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    When to use an Enervit Cheer Pack (aka Crack Pack)

    Anybody here use them? Have heard enough things about the, that I got curious, and picked up a box of 5.

    Thing is, I don't see any point wasting them on my 1 hour+6 lpas races. I'll be doing a 4.5 hour group ride with 5 other guys on Sunday (and I have the feeling i'll be doing more than my fair share of work). Perhaps that's the place to try it for the first time?

    Suggestions from 'users'?

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    i've heard the description "liquid crack" used to describe that stuff in the past.

    Please let us know what you think about it.

    B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianappleby
    i've heard the description "liquid crack" used to describe that stuff in the past.

    Please let us know what you think about it.

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    precisely why i bought it.

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    I fill my HAMMER gel flask with the Cheer Pack and the rest with HAMMER raspberry gel. I drink one half right before the start and the other about 2 laps from the end. The buzz is sublime.

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    I read somewhere that it's a "quick-energy" product and the buzz only lasts for 20 minutes or so. Sounds like a fun 20 minutes, but it might be better suited for short races rather than longer group rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    I fill my HAMMER gel flask with the Cheer Pack and the rest with HAMMER raspberry gel. I drink one half right before the start and the other about 2 laps from the end. The buzz is sublime.
    :rubbing hands in glee with anticipation:

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    Always use a new supplament on a training ride first. Then you can observe its effects without costing you a race should your body not like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight
    Always use a new supplament on a training ride first. Then you can observe its effects without costing you a race should your body not like it.
    please read the OP:

    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    Thing is, I don't see any point wasting them on my 1 hour+6 lpas races. I'll be doing a 4.5 hour group ride with 5 other guys on Sunday (and I have the feeling i'll be doing more than my fair share of work). Perhaps that's the place to try it for the first time?

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    as far as the nutritional facts go there is nothing special about it, sugar water and a b vitaimin but the reviews sound interesting. Please update Botto

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    I don't see why the cheerpack should be that great, its just a gel greater than avg amount of carb in it and some b vitamins. I've ridden with emergen C in bottles before and I notice zero diff from additional b vitamins. caffiene or electrolytes is different story however.

    http://www.enervitusa.com/energy.html#d

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrennie
    as far as the nutritional facts go there is nothing special about it, sugar water and a b vitaimin but the reviews sound interesting. Please update Botto
    perhaps on sunday.

    feeling a little stingy with my stash of 5 packets (enervit doesn't have a NL distributor).

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    Doubt it is much better / different than a Redbull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    I fill my HAMMER gel flask with the Cheer Pack and the rest with HAMMER raspberry gel. I drink one half right before the start and the other about 2 laps from the end. The buzz is sublime.
    the entire flask, so like the equivalent of 3ish gel packs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic
    Doubt it is much better / different than a Redbull.
    probably tastes better, and the added bonus is that there's no need to drop X to enjoy it.

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    I tried the Enervitene Cheer Pack, and I have to say it kinda made me feel like crap. After the ride I read the HEED label (the other stuff I drank on the ride) and it said not to use it in combo with other products that have simple carbs (like Enervitene) because you could have "untoward side effects." Maybe that was what I felt.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic
    Doubt it is much better / different than a Redbull.
    and you'd be wrong.

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    I've used this now in six consecutive races with no bad effects. I find that it give me a lift..a boost so to speak with out the jittery feeling or elevated HR that I've got from energy drinks. I also have not experienced th major crash that I've had with energy drinks or Coca Cola. But like all things bike related you may have a different result, I'm just saying it works great for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    I tried the Enervitene Cheer Pack, and I have to say it kinda made me feel like crap. After the ride I read the HEED label (the other stuff I drank on the ride) and it said not to use it in combo with other products that have simple carbs (like Enervitene) because you could have "untoward side effects." Maybe that was what I felt.
    I use HEED and Recoverite as well as the HAMMER gel with the Cheer Packs with no ill affects. Again YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    I've used this now in six consecutive races with no bad effects. I find that it give me a lift..a boost so to speak with out the jittery feeling or elevated HR that I've got from energy drinks. I also have not experienced th major crash that I've had with energy drinks or Coca Cola. But like all things bike related you may have a different result, I'm just saying it works great for me.
    Well you have convinced me to try it.

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    Price: 1 Packet $4.69
    Call me cheap, but I require more convincing for 70ml worth of cheer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic
    Well you have convinced me to try it.
    Then my work here is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    I tried the Enervitene Cheer Pack, and I have to say it kinda made me feel like crap. After the ride I read the HEED label (the other stuff I drank on the ride) and it said not to use it in combo with other products that have simple carbs (like Enervitene) because you could have "untoward side effects." Maybe that was what I felt.
    I used HEED products along with an oatmeal creme pie - baaad news. Worst I've ever felt.
    Interested in hearing more about the Enervitene. The LBS has it, but I've not tried it. EDR has me intrigued. Let us know how it works for you botto.

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    Use it on the group ride.

    Nothing like some caffeinated goodness. I always ride better when I'm not simply wired on coffee/red bull but strung out like Rick James.

    Some people don't like the feeling, but it's always worked well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    I tried the Enervitene Cheer Pack, and I have to say it kinda made me feel like crap. After the ride I read the HEED label (the other stuff I drank on the ride) and it said not to use it in combo with other products that have simple carbs (like Enervitene) because you could have "untoward side effects." Maybe that was what I felt.

    yeah, I've always wondered about that label. From a MD's perspective what the bleep is that all about? made me wonder about using it.

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    Slightly off topic, but you guys should try an on bike drink call eload http://www.eload.net/eMedia.htm
    It's really good stuff and works better than anything I've tried before. My shop is carrying it again so I'll be back to using it instead of the HEED.

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