Triathlon in my future???
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest Iowa
Bikes: Junk, that is why I am here. :-)
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For a 40 mile ride. Two water bottles. I don't lose enough electrolytes in a 40 mile ride and come nowhere near a bonk. I will stop at 20 miles eat two bites of a clif bar for some energy and finish off my first water bottle and start on the second. I know that I will drink both bottles before the 40 miles is up, and then when I get home I will drink a third bottle during my cool down stretching.
Your stomach may be hurting because of what you drank, and not how much you drank. It also will depend upon the times in which you drink. Some people can down an entire bottle and never have a problem. I fell water logged if I do that and it is very bad for me. I will drink a watered down gatorade during a ride but I usually add 50% water to the gatorade. And I use the original not the hyped up stuff that has way too much crap in it. I have a friend that is a doctor and when he first saw the new powered up gatorade and powerade, he made sure that we were staying away from it.
I am usually just a lot of water. Most people do not get enough water anyway when they don't exercise and don't drink extra when they do that they really need to drink extra for.
2007 Jamis Ventura Comp
2006 Jamis Explorer 2.0
2000 Specialized Hardrock (bought used)
Swim, Bike, Run and sounds like fun