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Sugar will help, caffeine will hinder (in physical terms), by decreasing your ability to absorb water.
They might give you a boost short term because of the stimulant effect.
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Sunday went okay with 'Up and go' (mainly as a time saver - 10 seconds compared to 10 minutes making up the equivalent) and a banana and few 'snakes' pre race. Also noticed a lot of riders using them as well.
I'm going to use the Endura (on longer rides, etc) since sweating is a big part of life up here when riding.
I looked at bottled gatorade and powerade but at least with the powdered goods I can mix it weaker if I want to too. I know one or both of them can be purchased as a powder but I'll stick with what I've been using.
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LuckyPierre wrote:There's a learned article by the AIS regarding the use of caffiene as a supplement.
Interesting how expensive the sugar/caffiene hits are from the V/Red Bull/Mother "energy" drinks are when compared to a "strong" cup of coffee !!!
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But as a general rule I stay away from it because after a while your body becomes dependent for a pick up.
Upgrade the NCL now QR!!!!!!
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heavymetal wrote:I drink water when riding. Good old tap water. It's free too.
If you want a good energy boost when riding, just imagine that you are chasing someone in a car that just attempted to run you off of the road. Works for me everytime.
Burn plenty of Glycogen
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