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After Your Ride

Old 05-24-15, 03:25 PM
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After Your Ride

What did you do after coasting to your home after the ride?

I just did a mediocre ride, but decided to nuke some leftovers, mix a john collins, went to the porch with my laptop, and checked to see what was new on BikeForums.
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Old 05-24-15, 03:34 PM
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Drank water, played with my dog. I wasn't drinking alcohol I can tell you that much.
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Shower and food follows nearly every ride. And a bit of shut eye of the ride was taxing enough, and time allows.
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Glass of milk and junk food...
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2-3 beers, food, 2-3 bottles of water/Nuun, and rest.

If the ride was than 45 miles, I'd just hydrate and go about my day.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
2-3 beers, food, 2-3 bottles of water/Nuun, and rest.
Funny the order of consumption. But I've done it once or twice.
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Stretch, rehydrate/ recovery drink (chocolate milk or V8) Small amount of protein, nap.
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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
What did you do after coasting to your home after the ride?

I just did a mediocre ride, but decided to nuke some leftovers, mix a john collins, went to the porch with my laptop, and checked to see what was new on BikeForums.

Coasting home ....


The only way home is to climb a good 14% grade. There ain't no coasting.

But after we slogged up the hill to home on our most recent ride ... we went grocery shopping.
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Warm down on the trainer
Drink a beer
Drink a shower beer
Relax.
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Followed a 64 mile ride yesterday with a 30 mile ride with my son's friend (24) today. then decided since i was already sweaty I would do some lawn work and trim the shrubs. 3 hours later I finally was finished, ate some food and took a long hot shower.

My body is punishing me at the moment.
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Did a 59k ride.
Ate lunch.
Cleaned the parrot cage
Cleaned the bathrooms
Vacuumed
On computer for a bit
Got ready for work ( got commuter bike and clothes together)
Watched a movie
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It's been many years since I've heard of "John Collins." (the soda)
Last time I saw the soda, it was the "Collin's Mix" of "Canada Dry."
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Originally Posted by molten View Post
It's been many years since I've heard of "John Collins." (the soda)
Last time I saw the soda, it was the "Collin's Mix" of "Canada Dry."
My use of the pronoun was referring to a whiskey cocktail. Collin's mix is actually just a cheap way to make the drink, just add whiskey and soda.
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Originally Posted by growlerdinky View Post
Shower and food follows nearly every ride......
+1 plus plenty of non-alcoholic fluids
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Chocolate milk, shower, The Stick, stretch. put on the tv and half of the time sleep for an hour haha
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I mix up a First Endurance recovery drink, drink it, and lay down for about an hour or two.
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60 miles 5,000' today. Strava and beer then shower. If the wife and kids are out all day, I would consider Strava, two beers, shower, and nap.
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Glass of milk and another of isotonic sports drink, 5-min bike wash, Strava, shower. Not always in that order.
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I mix 1.5 scoops of gold standard with 12oz whole milk and sip it while I stretch, then lounge on the couch for an hour or so.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Coasting home ....


The only way home is to climb a good 14% grade. There ain't no coasting.

But after we slogged up the hill to home on our most recent ride ... we went grocery shopping.
I have the same problem, about half a mile of 8% followed by a hundred yards or so of 18%, so I can go for a nice easy ride and be feeling good, and then I'm a hot sweaty mess by the time I actually park my bike.

The really good news is that I have a similar climb to get OUT of my house! (one way street)
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Stretch, eat, sleep. Shower sometime around all three of those. Check strava.
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After today's ride, I was forced to do some emergency grocery shopping! Perfect for my sore legs.
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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
What did you do after coasting to your home after the ride?

I just did a mediocre ride, but decided to nuke some leftovers, mix a john collins, went to the porch with my laptop, and checked to see what was new on BikeForums.
Eat. Check out Strava information on climbs to see any improvements. Sleep.
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I ride early so I have the rest of the day to take care of things. During the week it's work. Weekends, housework and chores. Today for instance, after 50 miles I did 6 hours of plumbing to reroute the kitchen pipes. Still not done.
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