What’s your favorite way to recover after a big ride?
There is only one answer: It starts with “b” and ends with “eer.”
If I push it hard, I just want to lay out on the ground. For more casual big rides, a big chug of water, a burger, fries and milkshake do the trick.
Sipping on a cold one while soaking my legs in the cool Arkansas River.
Chill out with a cold craft beer on a brewery patio somewhere.
Cookies, lots of cookies (and a cold craft brew).
I forget where I read it, but I believe that horchata and a burrito make for the optimal carb-to-protein mix for recovery.
Eat a chocolate chip baked good, sip an Osmo recovery drink and lie on the couch with nothing important to do.
I try to line up a massage with my angry-elbow’d goddess, Darcie Jones, though obviously that doesn’t happen all the time. Legs in a cold river or creek comes in a distant second.
No ride. No recovery. Perfect solution.