I was soliciting opinions, so everyone gets to be their own expert.I'm not going to claim to be an expert, but I know the drink I use does contain carbs and it seems to do the job
Is his advice as valid for the average recreational cyclist as it is for someone riding or training on a competitive level?Here you can read a couple of pages about post ride refueling from Chris Carmichael's book.
Chris Carmichael's food for fitness ... - Google Books
The reason I asked is that my wife is diabetic, and for her, hydration and carbs work best when they are taken separately.
I'm good with that too!Beer!
But seriously - having a beer post ride is pretty refreshing and is a decent recovery drink.
Here is a link to a study on beer as recovery drink:
A pint of beer is better for you after a workout than water, say scientists | Mail Online