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WOW! Enervitene is AWESOME!(6 posts)

WOW! Enervitene is AWESOME!Ken of Fresno
Aug 5, 2002 2:22 PM
I had my first experience with the Enervit Energy packet today and I was very impressed. I took off for a 35 miler without any breakfast and nothin but a small salad for lunch. I figured I'd be ok, because I thought I had a couple Power bars in my camelbak. I was wrong. Used those up the other day. Oops. But I did have a 60 ml packet (2 servings?) of this expensive liquid that the owner of my local shop gave me to try out. After about 10 miles I could feel my energy level getting low, so I had half the packet. Pretty soon my heart rate was down and my speed was up. About 1/2 way through the ride I drank the rest of the sweet stuff. There was a fairly strong wind coming back that would normally have sapped my strenght. Not today. 18 mph into the wind was work, but my legs had the power. By now it was obvious that I was feeling stronger than I should have with just a salad. I pushed all the way home into the wind for about 40 minutes at my LT. I was shocked. I should have died long ago. I'm going to cary a packet of this stuff in may pack from now on. Although at about $4 a pop I don't think I'll be using them everyday.

what about alternatives?DougSloan
Aug 5, 2002 2:59 PM
It's not that this stuff doesn't work, but are there other things that work at a fraction of the cost? Hammergel does the same for me, but at $16 retail for 26 servings of 93 calories each ($0.66 per 100 calories). Easier to handle with the flasks, too.

I've got a pack of chocolate Hammergel I'm going to try next.Ken of Fresno
Aug 5, 2002 4:06 PM
I wanted rasberry, but Cyclopath was out of stock. If it works just as well for me I'll be stocking up. :)

What, you mean like that white powder my dentist gave me? [nm]Ahimsa
Aug 5, 2002 4:36 PM
As an alternative to food?Kerry
Aug 5, 2002 4:37 PM
Hate to break it to you, but something like a 3 Musketeers candy bar would have the same effect, and cost a bit less (maybe even taste better). Fast calories are fast calories, and there's no reason to pay that kind of price for sugar. Alternatively, you could have eaten steadily during the day. There's not much need for eating in a ride that short unless you are really pushing the max, and even then you wouldn't need much to keep you going for that distance. No miracle products are required.
Such anecdotal evidence is totally worthless to us. (nm)Breakfast
Aug 5, 2002 6:48 PM