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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Thanks for the info Jinscoe. I will definitely give them a try.
  3. I have been using PowerGel, Cliff Shots and GU. I find GU works best. It contains more complex sugars and gives me a more even boost instead of a quick shot followed by a crash like the Cliff Shot does. I have also tried Endurox R4 with OK results. I did not use it regularly though. Only after...
  4. Hi Jinscoe, Good to hear from other cyclists with Celiac disease. I will certainly try the Hammer Nutrition products. I have heard a lot of good things about them. I also have a hard time eating during a race. I force myself to take gels. I also need more than just water for any efforts...
  5. Hi Jack, It's good to hear that Adventure Cycling could accomodate your dietary needs. As far as energy bars, I have found a few that are gluten-free: - Larabars are delicious (www.larabar.com) - Envirokids makes cereal bars that I can easily purchase at my local grocery store (http:...
  6. Thanks for the info... I love Salmon, but avoided eating too much because of Mercury, PCB toxicity. Is wild salmon less toxic than farm-raised salmon? FDA suggests Salmon only twice a week. I may be getting too picky here and should just choose my poison
  7. Hi Heather, I would like to meet Brenden, but have not had that opportunity yet. I find the meal replacement powder really evens out my energy level. The bars are labelled gluten-free, but the ingredient list contains Organic Wheat Grass which is on most forbiddin ingredient lists that...
  8. Thanks for the info. It's really good to hear from other celiac cyclists. I have been gluten-free since October 1st, 2002 and am very strict with my diet. I am not anemic, but my iron levels are on the lower levels of normal. I also have osteopenia and take Calcium supplements. For the last...
  9. Hi, I am a 37 yr old male competitive celiac cyclist (Mountain, Road, Track and Cyclocross) from Eastern Canada. I find that my energy levels drop considerably after 1:30 of racing and / or long rides. I hit the wall big time no matter how much carbo loading I do beforehand. Any suggestions...