Training & Nutrition - pre-ride drink
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10-13-02, 05:58 PM
I need a sports drink that i can drink before a ride or run or race. most sorts drinks, they recommend using about 30 minutes into the workout. ive tried sprots gels but sometimes early in the morning they dont go down real good. do u kno any?
10-13-02, 07:12 PM
Joking of course
An excellent one in my opinion is to take a can of Coke, (A full can is like 43g. carbs.) open it and let it got flat, then mix it 50/50 with water, and yer good-to-go! Drink it before, during, and after your ride. Very cheap! Been using it for years, and seems to work very well! ;)
Coke's bad for your bones. Makes the fragile.
I'm not saying you make a steady diet of drinking Coke, Just a few cans a week. (Accomplishes exactly what the expensive sports drinks do for a lot less!)
10-14-02, 06:30 PM
Now would the benifits of biking on the bones outweigh any negatives with the coke?
Perthaps diluted fruit juice would accomplish the same thing without the excess phosphorus and additives.
10-14-02, 08:35 PM
Why not just boil some water and add a bunch of granulated sugar to it? That'd be high in simple carbs... to the degree that Cola is. Then you could mix that with something with taste... like.... um.... Whole Milk
10-14-02, 09:06 PM
You don't won't to get your carbs from sugar. If on the food label it says... 43g carbs 40g sugar...then only 3g are complex carbs which are the ones you will need. Just think about it, a candybar has lots of sugar and therefore lots of carbs. Who out there loads up on sugary junk food before a ride and has outstanding results? (thats a rhetorical question:)) Powerade and the sort are nothing but sugar too but they have "electrolytes" that help with dehydration. As far as coke goes, the caffeine will dehydrate you by causing excessive urine output which will also makes fore a few unplanned pit stops ;).
Fruit juices are good since they have lots of vitamins and minerals which are quite helpful despite the large sugar quantity. Stay away from coke and get your carbs from say... a smoothie or your food and use a "energy" drink to aid with hydration.
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