I always knew FUIC was the answer.
Now we have scientific proof!
John, given the price of FUIC it wouldhave been cheaper to drive.
Clive, agree that the charge to flavour milk is high. Sometimes I have bought plain milk and added my own coffee granules; sometimes drank plain milk.
I used to be a FUICaholic, but i tried the Fleurieu Iced Coffee and now am a FICaholic.
I now find the FUIC too sweet.
FIC is available at Foodlands (mostly). I haven't seen it anywhere else??
There are times when it is sold out , the missus does the shopping, and she buys FUIC. I'm now of the opinion that I would rather go a few days without Iced Coffee than drink FUIC.
Who would have thought?
After a long ride, put the pod on, make a decent shot, pour into a glass of FIC, and wallah!
Unfortunately you can't buy it in your typical deli.
Has anyone else converted?.
My local Foodland (Clovercrest) invariably has 2lt of Ice Coffee on special so I drink according to price, at work I make my own but my favourite is Max, tried Fleurieau for the first time this week and it is a potential competitor to Max on flavour but it's rarely on special so looses out on price. Maybe we should start a new AC group I.C.A. Hello my name is Clive and I'm an iced coffee addict.
Fleurieu is the only Iced Coffee I will drink these days, ingredients Milk and Real Coffee cant be beaten, plus it is a local company
Depends on a lot of things really. What are you doing? How are you feeling after? What are your goals with training (i.e.do you have to back up with another hard session the next day).
Typically I would say most people would need them if they are eating a balanced diet. The general rule of thumb is to eat (or drink) something with carbohydrate and some protein within 30 mins after excesses.
Personally I've only had to resort to recovery drinks during a big race build up where you have multiple sessions in a day. I have also used higher protein content drinks (i.e. protein powders) to recover from long runs where muscle soreness is likely and you have to back it up with a session the next day.
Some people have mentioned beer...Well if it was non alcoholic it wouldn't be that bad a choice. Also the flavored milk could be a go'er, but not multiple 600ml FUIC's in one day (this is your enemy if you are retaining weight!!). A small chock milk or similar would be better. Banana and yogurt great.
At the moment I have breakfast 1 and breakfast 2. Breakfast 1 tops up glycogen stores from overnight fast (toast or bagel with peanut butter, honey and banana) but doesn't leave you with heavy legs. It its a long ride then electrolyte in Bidon or just water. Breakfast 2 is the best part, wheatbix with milk and honey, or muesli, or eggs and toast, banana, etc....
If you do want a good recovery drink (could be taken with you as a during activitydrink also) is the Endura Optimiser (banana).
I tend to use Gatorade recovery drinks after racing
Choc milk is supposed to be good
It is a matter of finding what works for an individual. My own situation ( having one kidney ) requires some management, and I find that the recovery powder that I use - - "Ultimate Recovery Stack" - - ensures that I avoid going through a very flat feeling period after a hard ride. The results are of course subjective, but I know that it does help me a lot. If I finish a long ride where it is not convenient to mix up a powder type drink, I use "Ascend" recovery choc bars. They work and taste great !
I buy the Ascend products on-line. http://www.ascendsport.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=elite002
You might be pleased to read this but in an article in US Bicycling magazine online this week it said:
A team of Australian researchers studying glycogen, your number-one fuel while cycling, found that downing five to six regular cups with carbohydrate-rich meal helps your body refuel faster. For the study, a group of seven cyclists performed a two-day trial. On the first day they biked to exhaustion and ate a low-carb meal to deplete glycogen stores. The following day they again biked to exhaustion, but followed the workout with either a plain high-carb drink, or one with eight grams of caffeine for every kilogram of body weight (or 3.6 gram per pound). The test was repeated a second time with subject taking the opposite drink on the second day.
Or you could be like Graeme Obree and eat sardines on toast before your ride.
Personally I crave Vegemite toast after a ride.