Mountain bike stage races often trade on the allure of their refreshment stops.
That biltong sandwich or locally produced farm juice is
nearly unbeatable when low on energy.
Even riders with the fussiest dietary and energy-drink preferences will happily fall into line at a refreshment table stocked with seemingly unhealthy snacks. When you have hit the 'wall', the promise of some blood sugar rebalance suspends all calorie vanity.