Is it possible that the quintessential coffee shop ride has more to do with performance than it does social togetherness? In some studies, it's been shown that the caffeine in a cup of coffee may be a difference maker in terms of performance while riding a bike. But some difference of opinion remains when discussing how soon after ingestion do the performance effects of caffeine actually take effect. When should you drink that espresso? When should you have that morning cup of coffee when you're going out for a training ride?
In this short Periscope videocast, I'll talk about the performance effects of caffeine on your cycling performance. I'll also touch on what is the optimal timing is for getting your caffeine fix and what the quickest method of getting your caffeine into your blood is. I'll also answer a couple of questions from listeners who were online at the time, giving you a couple of other tidbits on coffee and caffeine.
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