Editor’s note: Marc and I competed as a duo in the 2013 Trans-Sylvania Epic, but our on-bike nutrition strategies couldn’t have been more competitive. We outlined our opposing approaches in detail in this post, where he chose Infinit’s everything-in-the-bottle plan and I opted for Osmo’s drink to hydrate, eat to fuel theory with Larabar providing the solids. Here’s it went for him:
There are a lot of theories about how best to deliver nutrition on the bike. And given the wide range of rides, riders, and riders’ aspirations it’s little surprise to find that what works for one rider may not work for the next. While some will happily hit the bacon station in the middle of a 24-hour race, others will be ill at the thought alone.
Having flushed months of preparation and hundreds of dollars in fees and expenses down the tubes as the result of poor midnight fueling choices (a fried egg sandwich with mayo and pickles sounded good at the time), I have paid increasing attention to food over the years. Sure, it’s easy (and cheap) to head out for a couple of hours’ riding with a bottle of water and bag of Peanut m&m’s, but when there are big days (or big entry fees) on the line it’s best to find a solution that works well for your personality, tastes, and stomach.
After meeting with the Infinit folks at Interbike last year, I came away with an excellent impression- and a handful of samples. The samples subsequently proved themselves on the trail- and Infinit was the first name that came to mind when preparing for last month’s Trans-Sylvania Epic. This time, Infinit wanted to showcase their :CUSTOM drink blends. Custom drinks? Yup- hit the jump to find out how they worked…
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