If you’ve ever ridden with me you know that I like to start my rides with a cappuccino. During the week it’s usually matcha that keeps me going at work, though. Matcha tends to give me a longer lasting energy rather than the jolt of coffee that leaves me hunting another cup when I crash. When I heard Skratch Labs was releasing a product with matcha I knew I wanted to give it a try, and thanks to a quick order by Cykel I had some to sample.
On Saturday I went out for a short ride with just one bottle filled and no coffee. It was such a short ride (under 20 miles) that I didn’t notice anything on the bike, but I did notice a little extra pep in my step for the rest of the day.
The big test came Sunday, an Alpine Dam out and back ride. I was going out with no coffee, and not really the best breakfast. It was a hot but beautiful day and the more Skratch Labs I consumed the more the legs kept on humming. I never got that weird twitchy coffee energy, but more of a mellow long-lasting boost.
After all was said and done I was pleasantly surprised by the flavour and effectiveness of this mix and will most likely be ordering more in the future. If you haven’t tried it pick some up, and watch out for a contest happening next month where the winners get some Matcha+Lemons for themselves.