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    Beer

    I've seen cyclists drink BEER in a compeition... I understand that it has something to do with calories, but wouldn't the alcohol dehydrate you?

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    Only in the long term. I've used beer before other competitions just to settle my nerves. I used to be a financial advisor, and I acquired many more clients on fridays than any other day, because the office allowed beer on Fridays. Weird, but true.

    I doubt they do it for calories. Milk has more.

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    beer is mostly water. it will hydrate you until you have to pee. Drink a dark beer like stout and you get a LOT of calories AND complex carbs for long term energy AND simple sugars the the yeast left behind for a quick boost of energy.

    beer = perfect food

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    Floyd Landis won the Tour de France last year because of beer, wine, and shots.

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    There are non or low Alc beers. Better yet brew your own beer just for cycling with lots of extra maltose. You can brew a tasty lower alcohol beer.
    This space open

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    Maltose is good fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays
    Floyd Landis won the Tour de France last year because of beer, wine, and shots.
    What kind of shots are you referring to?

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    I knew I drank beer for a reason............

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    yeah i usually drink a 12 pack of budlight before a big ride.

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    Alcohol inhibits ADH, and you become dehydrated relative to the amount of it in your system. I can't imagine why anyone would want to drink beer on a ride, or before a ride versus water/juice/sports drink/etc.

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