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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-08-07, 03:39 PM
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Share Your Recovery Secrets.

I know competitors don't wish to give away secrets; however, being motivated by the "Cool Pix" thread, I need to share some of my post-ride recovery sources...
In the States... Coco's - Cinnamon Roll French Toast. West Coast riders have it all!
In Europe - Ringo's e' Espresso.

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Starbuck's Frappicino and Snickers Marathon Protein Bar.
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mine.

and this with this with salt.
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i like to cover my fingers with a little detergent, then pee on them, when i have to pee in a cup for a drug test.
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I slam a chocolate ensure right after the ride. I'm looking for a replacement since it has HFCS (#@$@#$) but it's got the right carb/protein ratio. I find no matter how hard a work, if I drink one of those immediately after the ride, I eat normally the rest of the day and feel great the next day. When I don't, and don't get anything fairly soon after the same hard workout, I eat everything in the kitchen for the rest of the day. On rare occassions, after very heavy climbing days, I'll take an advil or 2.
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Endurox R4 - my friend is the captain of the Iowa State Swim Team and she swears by it. The coaches also make them drink it. She gets me a discount, so i don't care
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Gu 15 minutes before and every 45 minutes. At least a powerbar post ride, within half an hour. If I really went hard, using Arnica on my legs post ride and at night makes a world of difference.
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Endurox R4 -
Agreed. I few weeks I started a thread complaining that my legs ached if I rode a few days in a row. I had used Endurox in the past but I guess I forgot about it. A bunch of members who posted in my thread reminded me about the stuff. Today I rode my 6th day in a row, somewhere just north of 200 miles. I have drank Endurox after every ride and I have not had any leg ache's at all.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Agreed. I few weeks I started a thread complaining that my legs ached if I rode a few days in a row. I have drank Endurox after every ride and I have not had any leg ache's at all.
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Replace as many calories as you can stomach (within reason, don't exceed what you actually burnt) using whole foods. Sleep for at least 8 hours. Stretch out.
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Chocolate milk. The organic stuff with no HFCS. It's very, very helpful.
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Originally Posted by Cromulent
Chocolate milk. The organic stuff with no HFCS. It's very, very helpful.
They did a study (which i'm sure everyone knows about) where chocolate milk performed as well as Endurox. Which would save me a hell of a lot of money if i weren't freakin' lactose intolerant! D@mn you cruel gods of digestion! Choc. Milk wins the taste battle, hands down!
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Here is a link to my recovery thread.
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Originally Posted by SushiJoe
They did a study where chocolate milk performed as well as Endurox.
My real world study found that NOT to be true..
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Originally Posted by garysol1
My real world study found that NOT to be true..
I stick to the Endurox - lets me bypass all the gastric distress later on
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Originally Posted by SushiJoe
I stick to the Endurox - lets me bypass all the gastric distress later on
Yeah, that would make drinking chocolate milk, um, not good.

Endurox, eh? I'll have to try some.
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Originally Posted by Cromulent
Yeah, that would make drinking chocolate milk, um, not good.

Endurox, eh? I'll have to try some.
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Endurox
Is there anything special here? Is it the Ciwujia extract?


http://69.94.64.50/endurox.com/pages...upplement.html
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Originally Posted by Ritterview
Is there anything special here? Is it the Ciwujia extract?


http://69.94.64.50/endurox.com/pages...upplement.html
i think its the mix of carbs, protein and glutamine
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Originally Posted by Ritterview
Is there anything special here? Is it the Ciwujia extract?


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Wrong endurox.

Endurox R4 is whacha want.

http://www.enduroxr4.com/pages/flavors_sizes.html
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Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
Wrong endurox.

Endurox R4 is whacha want.

http://www.enduroxr4.com/pages/flavors_sizes.html

Its on sale for $29 at Performance right now.
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i'm a firm believer that recovery starts before you even get on the bike to ride. If i haven't drank enough water and eaten well before i ride, it doesn't matter how well i eat/drink afterwards I'm still going to feel like crap. you can't be eating burgers and fried food before you get on the bike and then get off and slam a protein shake and expect to be 100% recovered the next day...

with that said, within 30 minutes of a workout I have a protein shake (usually peanut butter chocolate musclemilk because its freaking amazing) and a piece of fruit followed by as much water as i can get my hands on. Then within the next hour and a half have a solid meal with lean protein, complex carbs, and good fats. If i'm still low on calories i'll have another protein shake before bed, or grab a snack and another huge drink of water.

and if all else fails...french onion soup, bottle of Magic Hat #9, and cheesefries hahaha.
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