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Back in the day there was a product called Metabolift by Twinlab. It had Ma-huang in it and it gave you extra energy that lasted a long time.

The downside was that it could kill you.

I believe Mountain Bike magazine did a write up on it once before it became known as dangerous. They raved about it.

So, now that the good stuff has been banned, what is everyone using?

For me, caffeine from coffee is about it, but I am willing to try something good, as long as it's legal.
 

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As much as I love my espresso, I have to note that caffeine and other stimulants (including ma huang) don't "give" you any extra "energy." They stimulate your metabolism to faster utilize the energy you ingest from food sources. There's no free lunch, and there's always a down to follow an upper.

But I do love my espresso ;-)
 

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I can't for sure yet say if I feel clif shots gel (strawberry with 25 mg caffeine) have been notably helping, but its starting to look like on rides longer than 2 hours, they do.
 

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SidNitzerglobin said:
Yup, espresso in the morning (every morning whether I'm going riding or not) and sleep.
Don't want to start going all coffeegeek here, but what kind of machines you guys got?
 

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Coke

Not H&B from teh Lounge but ice cold Coca Cola, Simple, cheap, available anywhere. Of course you could always just eat a balanced diet, train more and sleep and recover appropriately.
 

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JCavilia said:
Don't want to start going all coffeegeek here, but what kind of machines you guys got?
Modded Rancilio Silvia w/ a Solis Meastro grinder. Thinking about getting one of the pod machines though - much easier and amazingly good espresso.
 

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I focus on my idiot brother and all the stupid things he does. If that doesn't work, then I reach for a GU.
 

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Good Olde Mountain Dew!

Throwback Mountain Dew with real sugar. No corn syrup! My college stay up drug of choice.
 

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Home made meals and lots of sleep before the ride. If I loose it during the ride nothing works. Sometimes a chocolate milk will make me feel better.
 

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Sometimes the "Retro" stuff is the best.
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