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Favorite After-Ride Beverage

Poll Results: What do you drink after a ride?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 29% of voters (8)
    Water
  • 14% of voters (4)
    Sports drink
  • 33% of voters (9)
    Beer
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Nothing
  • 14% of voters (4)
    Other (list below)
  • 7% of voters (2)
    Milk
27 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Usually I'll go for a glass of 1/2 OJ (or grapefruit juice) and 1/2 water. This just hits the spot, and it seems to get my electrolights replenished.

Well, I just got back from a ride, it is 88 degrees outside. I opened up the fridge and found that the OJ had been finished with breakfast. So I threw a grape Popsicle in the glass of water...

If I get back from a ride and have to prepare a meal, I will usually drink a couple glasses of the OJ/Water combo, shower, then sip a beer while cooking.



When you get back from a good ride, what is the first thing you reach for out of the fridge?
post #2 of 18




The best recovery drink ever invented. Works great after long skis and hikes too,
post #3 of 18
Coke
post #4 of 18
Stiegl
post #5 of 18
Water is the best in my book.
post #6 of 18
First thing: a pint or two of lowfat or nonfat chocolate milk - gotta love the ideal protein:carb ratio!

After that, water (if it's been a really hot slog) or a beer is nice.
post #7 of 18

Other than maple syrup mojitos?

GJ + Seltzer.

Kir.
post #8 of 18
I've been reading a lot lately about chocolate milk having an optimum balance of carbs to protein for a recovery drink so I finally tried it today. Sure did taste good, I'll let you know over the next couple of days how muscle recovery does.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by COSkiGirl View Post
I've been reading a lot lately about chocolate milk having an optimum balance of carbs to protein for a recovery drink so I finally tried it today. Sure did taste good, I'll let you know over the next couple of days how muscle recovery does.

I've had wonderful experience with chocolate milk after weightlifting sessions; it was often the first thing I craved and reached for. Great blend of quick-acting carbohydrates and chock-full of protein and vitamins, and it's just so yummy! If you want to go even healthier try Ovaltine in the blue can, the rich chocolate flavor. Malt flavor in the orange can is a bit healthier, but I loves me some chocolate!


More Ovaltine Please!

Edit: Well I think I just found my signature!
post #10 of 18
Water and Gookinaid. Otherwise I feel it.
post #11 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by COSkiGirl View Post
I've been reading a lot lately about chocolate milk having an optimum balance of carbs to protein for a recovery drink so I finally tried it today. Sure did taste good, I'll let you know over the next couple of days how muscle recovery does.

Compare it to your favorite sweetened/flavored yoghurt. Not much difference at all, except that the choco milk tends to be fatter.

I did a multi-brand comparison two years ago in Fitness/Nutrition. I might update it soon.


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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Water is the best in my book.
I drink 900-1100ml water for every hour I'm on the bike. It's the last thing I want when I'm done.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Water is the best in my book.
Water alone doesn't cut it for me: electrolyte, protein and carb imbalance would make it very tough for me to recover properly. If i have straight water, I need to have some food quickly if it's a post-ride thing. Even beer has some carbs in it, which is a plus. And the protein is necessary to help the muscles benefit from all of the strain of a workout.

I used to be a member of the Plain Water Army, but once I switched to something with protein and carbs (initially a sport beverage, now chocolate milk), I've found that my recovery time is shorter and my fitness improvement greater.

One quip about chocolate milk, though: why is it that nonfat chocolate milk is seldom ever on retailers' shelves? Even 1 percent is tough to find, which is a major buzzkill if I'm not close to home (at home, I can spin my own with chocolate syrup and skim).
post #13 of 18
I agree with the nutritional, replenishment/recovery aspects stated above....................
But a beer never tastes better than after a great day..(well not there are really bad days skiing)
post #14 of 18
Poland Springs
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Poland Springs
Good for flushing toilets too!





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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by songfta View Post
One quip about chocolate milk, though: why is it that nonfat chocolate milk is seldom ever on retailers' shelves?
'Coz non fat chocolate tastes like tire scrapings?

Seriously, check the carb/protein ratio in yogurt.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
'Coz non fat chocolate tastes like tire scrapings?

+1

Gotta be at least 1%, 2% is even better
post #18 of 18
See, yogurt for me is weird, sometimes I love it and sometimes it makes me gag so it's not a reliable item for me. If I have it around it's usually nonfat plain. And I make my own chocolate milk with skim milk and syrup (although I'll try Ovaltine at some point). I can't handle the thicker 1% or 2% but I usually workout within 30 minutes of home so I can hit the prime window.

I may pick up some of the horizon aseptic packages for workouts away from home. Throw that in a small cooler with an ice pack and I wouldn't have to worry about spoilage and would have cold milk at my car. Heck, come winter I could keep it in there for skiing without an icepack. Although it might be a frozen milkshake at that point.
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