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[RC] Glycogen Tour De France - Randy or Cheryl Winter

We have been watching the Tour De France on OLN.  More than once they talk
about seeing a rider "Crash" because he is hitting the wall and running out
of fuel... Energy.... They take on " feed bags" to feed on high carbs during
the  course of the ride, but when they run out of fuel it is dramatic.  The
body just revolts and says no more...   Sometimes you will see a rider pull
up to a team car and they are giving him some kind of high carb drink to try
to salvage the ride for that day.  But in the mean time, they are out of the
"Race" for the day and only in it for completion.  Don't you think that is
what happens to our horses.  Mammal bodies and fuel are probably all about
the same.  Makes one rethink the little quick energy snacks we can feed to
horses out on the loops of rides that have no grass or feed to speak of,
which is common in some of the dry desert climates.

Cheryl Winter


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