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    Is pizza the perfect food?

    I was thinking it might be...tastes great, unlimited varieties, good carb/protein ratio... Of course, the "heathiness level" would vary depending on toppings. I've been combining it with a craft beer. (plus lots of water as well)

    I've been chowing it post-ride and my recovery seems to be good

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    Pizza can be made pretty nicely.

    Pizza does not have to be dripping with grease like the ones that come from Pizza Hut.
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    No, it just tastes that way if made well.
    Spirulina is the perfect food, all necissary amino acids. I eat a few tablets before rides, skiing and tennis before I traded that sport for mountain biking which is easier on my back and a lot more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abegold View Post
    No, it just tastes that way if made well.
    Spirulina is the perfect food, all necissary amino acids. I eat a few tablets before rides, skiing and tennis before I traded that sport for mountain biking which is easier on my back and a lot more fun.
    na,.. to be perfect it has to have good taste as well as a cool Name... I think Pizza wins

    Toco's are a cool 2nd
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    I've had impressive results after carb loading with my DIY pizza,and for recovery as well.

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    Yes!!!!
    Pizza is the perfect food for bikers
    (trust me I'm italian)

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    perfect food...burrito wrapped in an omlette..with a handful of cashews for desert.

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    According to legend Dave Harris it is. His sister told me this.

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    Some questions do not need to be asked.
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    Beer is the perfect drink. Pizza and Beer choice of champions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedirt24 View Post
    Beer is the perfect drink. Pizza and Beer choice of champions!
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    I thought this was common knowledge.

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    I could seriously live a happy life with nothing but pizza (with an unlimited amount of varied toppings) to eat and beer and water to drink.

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    I love pizza as a recovery food. And burritos. If only we had the technology to combine them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightjunction View Post
    I love pizza as a recovery food. And burritos. If only we had the technology to combine them...
    Just wrap the burrito in a pizza, easy-peasy..

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightjunction View Post
    I love pizza as a recovery food. And burritos. If only we had the technology to combine them...
    Just wait, someone on the Food Network will do that soon. Bon appetit!

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    I'm an avid home pizza chef and couldn't agree more with this conversation. Last year I was trying to perfect my NY style home pizza recipe, so i decided to make and eat pizza twice a day for 7 days. That's two 14" pizzas consumed everyday for an entire week.

    A typical day would start with a mountain or road ride first thing in the morning with nothing, but water and heed. The rest of the day was dedicated to making pizza and eating pizza. Pizzas were made with part-skim mozz and typically pepperoni or sausage. Lunch included water or diet coke and dinner was always accompanied by a craft beer or 2...or 3 (or 4?).

    By week's end I had created a fantastic NY style pizza, felt great on all my morning rides, stayed full throughout the day and....LOST 4 POUNDS! I'm 5'10" and went from 175 to 171. Crazy, I know, but I punched the numbers and I was only consuming 1800-2000 calories a day depending on toppings/beer choices. Better yet, the total cost per day for pizza was just over 4 bucks. A weeks worth of meals for 28 bucks?! That's a win in my book.

    Future tests will involve, a weeks worth of homemade burritos as well as a week of sushi. Time will tell.

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    Pizza and beer has always been my "go to" food after a ride.

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    Sometimes I'll have Papa Murphy's stuffed pizza the night befoe a ride, and 1 big piece about an hour before I ride, and it keeps me going longer than usual beofore I need more food.

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    of course pizza is much better than mcdonald's **** but it still is not perfect food for sportsmen

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    I really hope this isn't a joke. I LOVE pizza.

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    Pizza could be good before a ride (and not after of course). But it must be cooked in the righ way, without any kind of extra greese. Just tomato, mozzarella and a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. Nothing more.
    A better alternative is a good pasta, as we say "in bianco" (white pasta) where the only dressing is a sponn of olive oil and Parmigiano. With 130/150 grams of pasta, 2 hours before your ride, you'll go faster for sure :-)

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    Well this is good news. I work at a small pizza place as part of my work-study to pay for school. Often I'll work a long shift and have to eat something at work. I've felt really guilty eating a slice of cheese pizza, but it looks like its not the end of the world.

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    it truly is

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