all that matters is 'calories in' for fuel
and does it upset your stomach ? (if it does u go slower)
the rest is marketing. koolaid, coke, bag of sugar and water....kinda irrelevant
on longer ride 3 hours or more then electrolytes matter, so at this point, plain koolaid or coke
is not as good as gatorade or hammer or cytomax unless you are handed a musset
a few years ago I raced with some hammer amino acid and swore up and down the first 3 races, the first
20 minutes I was unstoppable and uncatchable. then that effect went completely away. so....some of it
is real, some mental, but in a real sense all that works is
stay FIT...train hard
keep carbo intake <=60 gram per hour no matter what form it is, as long as your stomach likes it
don't run out of electrolytes
someone is going to post with a Doctors thesis telling you 'this' and 'that' method is the best.
the funny part is.....popsicles are better
Last edited by 127.0.0.1; 09-26-08 at 01:51 PM.