Beer for Recovery
Last Post 07/17/2013 09:47 PM by Frederick Jones. 13 Replies.
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jmdirt

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07/13/2013 04:03 PM
I couldn't decide if I should put this in the coffee shop or in the dark side but since its kind of funny I decided on here. I have seen this guy several times per month for 15 years riding in the Boise foothills. We always exchanges greetings or holiday wishes but have never stopped and talked. Today I saw him at the Y and we laughed about the fact that we have "known" each other for ~15 years but don't even know each others' name. While talking with him, he said that he has used beer for recovery ever since he saw how well it work for "Landers" (sic) in the TdF. I was waiting for a laugh after he said that but he was dead serious. I almost just let it go but ended up asking his if he knew that FL got busted for T doping in that tour. He just laughed and said that he was still going to drink beer for recovery but maybe talk with his doc about getting some T to add in. ;} He and his wife are going to meet me and my wife for recovery beer at the Boise Twilight Crit this evening.
Orange Crush

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07/13/2013 06:13 PM
I can tell you in a couple of hours if it works
jmdirt

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07/13/2013 06:19 PM
OC, are you referring to beer or T?!
Yo Mike

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07/13/2013 06:19 PM
Guinness Is Good For You.

Beer is 'liquid bread' after all, unless you are drinking Macrobrew swill, then it is 'Wonderbread'
longslowdistance

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07/13/2013 09:07 PM
Beer has exactly the optimal ratio of protein to carbs for a recovery drink. Coincidence? I don't think so.
Orange Crush

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07/14/2013 07:55 AM
Posted By Justin jmdirt on 07/13/2013 06:19 PM
OC, are you referring to beer or T?!


Beer of course. I can report that when consumed in too large a quantity it makes you paperboy as a pedestrian. I don't yet know about the recovery part.
Gonzo Cyclist

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07/14/2013 10:32 AM
"Beer has exactly the optimal ratio of protein to carbs for a recovery drink. Coincidence? I don't think so."
Also has a bit of liquid pain killer in it!!!! ha ha ha
velofellow 2.0

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07/15/2013 03:19 PM
Years ago, I tried to carbo load on beer before a long ride. I had like 6 or 8 beers for "dinner" on a Friday night (just beer, no solids) and had my usual breakfast before the ride on Saturday morning. I had nothing in the tank from the get go.
THE SKINNY

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07/15/2013 03:39 PM
anymore, beer wrecks me. it feels great to drink a couple but afterwords i'm bloated and headachy. a post ride beer makes me more sore the next day. it's a shame because we are getting more and more good beers in our buckle of the bible belt. wine is liking me better as i get older.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
zootracer

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07/15/2013 06:38 PM
Mainly after rides I am thirsty. If I am dehydrated and consume a beer or two, it will destroy me. I like drinking plain old ice water after a ride. Can't drink beer anymore, too many carbs...it will also destroy my heat resistance....miss the stuff, one of the things about getting old, I guess...
Spud

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07/16/2013 06:38 AM
After our Thursday night mtn bike rides, we would sit and have a few beers. Although it wasn't for recovery purposes that I recall. Since our arrival here in MA, I discovered a new beer.

jpouchet

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07/17/2013 12:59 PM
Beer must be good for recovery - it works for my horses!

Actually it works reasonably well and is easier to down that a heck of a lot of 'sports' drinks.
lochness

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07/17/2013 08:49 PM
This topic demands more research. I wonder if the Utah beers are better for recovery given their low alcohol content? Along the same lines in my neck of the woods we have straub's from st Mary's pa. The guy at the six-pack shop calls it 'that beer them diabetics drink', which is kind of a scary concept in itself...
longslowdistance

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07/17/2013 09:47 PM
Wicked Pissa! Go Sawx!


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