Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just Some Stuff

Dan has been tired lately so I thought I'd write a blog for him. I hope everyone remembers to get there bikes in tip top shape for the Fall. I believe it is going to be the best one for riding in years, with great colors and a full Indian Summer. I would like to remind reader of the last Time Trial event out in Bernalillo this Saturday. I was coaxed by the Dans to go out last Sat. and it was a lot of fun- the hard work is over quickly. Plenty of people are riding it with their plain old road bikes too.

In other news, the new Giant 29er Full Suspension is starting to ship to dealers and we are putting together our order. If you want one, give us a shout (and a deposit). This bike will go quickly and its doubtful they will have extras at the warehouse for awhile.

I would like to give a shout out to Dr. Bernstein, who just completed the Leadville 100 bike race. He buckled-down, trained hard, and with Bikeworks help, had no mechanical breakdowns the whole time. I told him I would do it with him next year, but I was into my second Double IPA from Marble Brewing at that point so that was probably a lie.

The photo is a picture of some of us on the trails on the back of our beloved  Sandia Mountains. I think he just dabbed.

-Charlie

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Closed! Aug 10th and 11th!

WE WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY AUG. 10TH AND WEDNESDAY AUG. 11TH!


So, don't come to the shop those days!  Tony and Danny will be in Washington riding bikes and partying with Transition Bicycle Company, which should be good times.

If you don't know about Transition, you should, check em out:  Transition Bikes

Thanks!

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's Better To Drink Beer After Exercise Than Water

Just saw this linked through All Hail the Black Market, and it was so good I had to share:

It's Better To Drink Beer After Exercise Than Water


Researchers at Granada University in Spain have come across a discovery that will undoubtedly please athletes and sports enthusiasts - a pint of beer post-workout or match is better at rehydrating the human body than water.
Professor Manuel Garzon, a member of Granada's medical faculty, made the finding after tests on 25 students over several months. Researchers believe that it is the sugars, salts, and bubbles in a beer that may help people absorb fluids more quickly.
The subjects in the study were asked to run on a treadmill at temperatures of 104F (40C) until they were close to exhaustion. Once they had reached the point of giving up, researchers measured their hydration levels, motor skills, and concentration ability.
Half of the subjects were given two half pints of Spanish lager to drink, and the other half were given just water.
Garzon said that the rehydration effection in those who were given beer was "slightly better" than those who were given only water. He also believes that the carbon dioxide in beer helps quench thirst more quickly, and that beer's carbohydrates replace calories lost during physical exertion.
The average person loses around 1 liter (33oz) of water for every hour of exercise in sweat. Rehydrating after a workout is crucial, as a lack of hydration is more likely to make one feel tired, fuzzyheaded, and suffer from headaches.
Based on the results of the study, researchers recommend moderate consumption of beer as a part of athletes' diets. "Moderate consumption" for men is 500ml per day, and for women is 250ml per day.
So that explains why Babe Ruth was so good. His method of training was nearly 100 years ahead of its time.

That explains why everybody who comes and hangs out at Bikeworks after their ride is so fast!