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Fluid Recovery Drink

I have to admit that I am one who did not use performance product during a ride or recovery drinks after; just water. I really never gave recovery much thought…not smart!

After a long hard training and racing season, I found myself feeling more tired and run down than usual. I decided to try a couple of protein/recovery drinks. I didn’t like the way they made me feel; I felt bloated and full after drinking them – I didn’t feel much benefit from it so I went back to water.

Later, during our team training camp, a teammate convinced me that I should try Fluid. So, after a long ride I decided to make a recovery smoothly… I’m sure glad I did. I blended 2 scoops of the Chocolate Fluid Recovery, 8 oz. of vanilla yogurt and lots of ice. Yummy!!

The results—I had more energy, reduced aches, pains and muscle soreness following my workout and the next day. I didn’t experience any digestive problems! I now have a recovery drink following all my workouts and I feel great!

Fluid is ideal for athletes who are performance-conscious, want a product free of sugar-substitutes and artificial sweeteners, and who want a great tasting drink—this is the best blend of taste and performance.

February 11, 2011   No Comments

Strength is Something You Choose

I learned something today from 2 incredible mountain bikers that I would like, need, to share with my cycling friends…

I rode today with 2 paraplegic cyclists, not on the road, but on Trail 100… Yes, mountain hand bikes!  They were training for a race, just like me!  I’ll admit it and bite the political bullet and say that I was shocked. As I rode with them, my thoughts quickly turned into amazement as I watched them navigated tough terrain and conquer landscape that most mountain bikers can’t clean. WOW!!

It was once said that the sign of a true athlete is one who is dripping in sweat at the point of exhaustion when no one is watching!

This says to me that being an athlete is for the self, not for the crowd, not for the fame, not for the medal… it’s about a commitment to oneself; a determination to succeed and triumph beyond the ordinary – it’s when your body and mind are begging for mercy, screaming to stop- it’s when you dig deep and find exactly what you need to continue –determination and self-dedication prevail. It’s this unbridled dedication to succeed no matter what that allows you to overcome any physical or mental obstacle that life has placed in your path… it’s you saying, go ahead throw everything you got at me, place all the obstacles you can in my path, I’ll go around them, climb over them or hell-I’ll even move them out of the way. I will persevere! [Read more →]

February 6, 2011   No Comments

2 Wheels 4 Hope – Benefit MTB TT 2010

2 Wheels 4 Hope 2010
Sunset Time Trial & Moonlight Fun Ride
Bringing hope… Changing lives… Raising awareness!

Benefiting Heidi Clayton, Local Cyclist Hit by a Car on Training Ride
100% of event and raffle proceeds go to benefit the family

June 5 – 7:00 pm ‘ 10:00 pm
McDowell Mountain Park ‘ Competitive Track

Time Trial Starts at 7:15 pm – 20 Second Intervals

TT Course ‘Long Loop (approx. 8 miles)
Categories: Pro, Cat 1, 2, 3, SS, Masters, kids race, Awards 3 deep
USAC License Required. $5 One Day License Available, helmets and lights required

Fun Ride ‘ starts at 7:00 pm

Short & Tech Loops Open -Long Loop opens after TT -approx 8:00-8:15)

$20 minimum donation for time trial (includes Fun Ride)
$15 minimum Fun Ride donation

Register online at www.BikeReg.com

For more information, visit the race website 2 Wheels 4 hope.

April 13, 2010   No Comments