So, what makes up the ideal post endurance ride recovery drink?
When I was very into lifting, I used to formulate my post workout drinks meticulousy: dextrose, malto, whey, BCAAs, vitamins, and whatever else was popular at the moment. I haven't read as many abstracts on the physiology of cardio, and the nutrients required to facilitate muscle recovery... but I'd think that you'd want your nutrients post ride to be heavy on the dextrose/maltodextrin, with some BCAAs. And I don't suppose you can go wrong with some whey protein, although I guess this would be less critical.
What do you guys drink after a long ride?