You can get salts/electrolytes at homebrew stores a lot cheaper than the "electrolyte" mixes they sell at bike stores. You can also buy electrolye tablets.
While I question whether the average cyclist riding in the fall or winter
loses enough electrolytes to require supplementation, here's a good article:
And why the double shot of sodium in the recipe? Where is potassium, calcium, and magnesium?
And what's wrong with sugar after a workout? Carbs should be consumed after a workout to replace glycogen and reduce catabolism of muscle. Protein within an hour is good too.
And don't forget anti-oxidants after exercise and every meal.
I drink this
after a ride to get all three (protein, carbs, anti-oxidants).
As far as just electrolytes, Smart Water is pretty good if you can get it on sale.
Originally Posted by 5kdad
On the Dr Oz show this week, a guest named Bob Harper suggested the following electrolyte mix to add to your water bottle. It certainly doesn't taste like Gatoraid, but is free of sugar or artificial sweeteners.
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tblspn Agave Nectar (available at health food store)
1/2 Tblspn Sea Salt.