I am a lucky sob. I live in New Mexico. Albuquerque got some national notice for having bike trails and we're getting some international training here with us locals. I've been peddling since college in Baltimore. Mica '74. Survived liver disease and last years breaking of the collar bone scapula radius thumb smashing wreck. I wear a yellow band for all those who aren't with us. Bought an older ti Airborne zeppelin and built it up. I like. I read these threads and found you all entertaining and helpful.
Recently I met with a nutritional trainer and now I'm doing recovery drinks directly after a ride. Does anybody have recipes for quick shakes or natural junk to stuff in your face after those killer rides?