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Feb 10, 2003 10:44 AM
Hey anyone make there own energy bars or know cheap energy sources or drink alternatives? im sick of paying so much for energy bars/drinks when i know there must be cheap comporable alternatives...thanks dave
Search this board....noveread
Feb 10, 2003 12:27 PM
There is a lot of info on sports drinks in the archives. One of the very best is:

flyinbowlofmilk "How do Cytomax help a racer?" 4/30/02 9:14am

Specifically the reply from peloton titled "glucose and osmolality."

For specific recipes, try another of Peloton's great posts, this is for sports drinks:

peloton "Recovery Drinks" 4/18/02 5:43pm

Great stuff for sure.

don't overlook the obviousDougSloan
Feb 10, 2003 5:26 PM
Take some water and add some table sugar and a little salt. Make it about 300 calories / 28 ounces, and about 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Go to the beer-kit seller, buy maltodextrose too. nmSpunout
Feb 11, 2003 4:39 AM
re: CHEAP FUEL FOR RACING?jim gravity
Feb 11, 2003 6:50 AM
race food/drink: honey+salt+water.

For non-race, long ride food: Little Debbie oatmeal creams.

Try rasins too.

Another non-race ride food I like is PB&J or PB&honey on grainy bread. Last year I'd ride a longer route to work in the mornings, and have a "breakfast on the bike" with PB&J.

Another one is Archway cookies. They've been on sale for a month now, the sale ends today I think. Three packs (10-12 big cookies per pack) for $5. Two cookies is good for a three hour ride. I still have 5 packs in my closet. %hit, I'm going to sneak out on my lunch break to get another 6. I like the molassas cookies.

I'll stop eating the Little Debbies and Archway cookies when racing gets closer...I might be superstitious, but I feel faster when I don't eat partially hydrogenated oils.
re: CHEAP FUEL FOR RACING?jstonebarger
Feb 11, 2003 8:36 AM
Mix your own drinks with maltodextrin. (My current favorite is 50/50 grapefruit juice and water with 1/3 cup maltodextrin for an extra 100 calories per 28oz bottle.) Check out Arnie Baker's handout:
re: CHEAP FUEL FOR RACING?scary slow
Feb 12, 2003 1:35 PM
50/50 water and apple juice. I read this in a book by Arnie Baker, I think. Anyway this apparently gives you pretty close to the equivalent of Cyto. Cheap, easy and readily available.
Cheaper and better than all that BS!skip work to ride
Feb 20, 2003 8:09 PM
During race H2O:
Honey (Glucouse) 2-3 TBPS
Celtic Sea Salt (electrolytes)pinch or two
I gurantee this is better for you and produces better results.

There is a homemdae GU recipe on Dirtrag's website. It is a pretty funny read since the guy made it with Molasses. I am going to try it this season.
Feb 21, 2003 7:15 AM
Honey is fructose and glucose, with a small amount of sucrose, by the way. Not bad for short term energy replacement.