Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wheelmen Report: March Strava Champions Crowned

At its Wednesday evening meeting, the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Wheelmen cycling team crowned its March Strava champions.

Sean Bird and Julia Mace were the official champions, for the male and female categories.

Christopher Ha (left) and Sean Bird (right). 
Madison Giger. 
During the month of March, the Wheelmen totaled impressive ride statistics, as a collective unit. A total of 463 hours, or 19 days, of riding took place.

Wheelmen ride statistics from March. 
Wheelmen President Hank Mandsager provided a friendly reminder. 
Foothill Cyclery and WD-40 generously provided prizes, for the competition.

The Wheelmen Strava challenge is a new concept for the 2014-15 academic school year. It encourages cycling, both on a social and competitive basis.

Riders were awarded points for ride time, group riding, and racing. Both group riding and racing provided extra points.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Product Review: GU Roctane Energy Drink Mix

While striving to consistently increase hydration and nutrition possibilities, GU Energy Labs has been providing fuel for athletes since 1993.

After ramping up production of the classic GU Energy Gel, GU Electrolyte Brew, Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel, Chomps Energy Chews, and GU Recovery Brew followed.

Based in Berkeley, Calif., GU continuously provides convenient, stellar products.

GU Roctane Energy Drink Mix
Pros: Convenience, Caloric Content, Roctane Qualities.
Cons: You tell me!

Old school branded GU Energy Labs Roctane Drink Mix. 
As of late, GU Roctane mix has been a savior for lengthy, difficult cycling adventures.

The convenience of consuming high quantities of liquid calories is appeasing. Over long periods of time, munching on various pieces of solid food and energy packets becomes repetitive. Liquids provide a simple change of pace and an additional option.

Also, for poor weather conditions and racing, GU Roctane mix is ideal. Frigid temperatures, pissing rain, and gasping for air reduce the appeal and ability to reach for packaged food, unless it happens to be a Salted Caramel Energy Gel.

GU Roctane mix provides a hearty amount of calories, in the form of 250 total calories per serving. This amount accomplishes one hour of proper fueling.

The Roctane line of GU products encapsulates specific qualities, which enhance performance in extended and intense exercise sessions. The product description for GU Roctane mix notes scientific details.

In terms of the downside for GU Roctane mix, no thoughts begin to form. A major concern, with concentrated drink mix, is stomach distress. However, GU Roctane mix posed no such difficulties.

After sampling GU Roctane mix, leave a blog comment and let me know your thoughts.

For more information on GU Energy Labs product, check them out online, give them a like and follow, and examine my past review.