7 years ago I was able to bike up to 50 miles, but I gained a little weight since then.
So today I decided to go for it, move my 50 mile goal up from October to today. And I did it: 57 miles.
For curiosities sake, I weighed myself before the trip and after. After the trip... after consuming 96 ounces of water, 4 granola bars, and 4 string cheeses, I weighed 12 pounds less (had no urge to urinate the entire trip... back for 30 minutes now, still no need to). So is this normal, or am I going to have to drastically increase the amount of water I bring? I completely ran out of the water around mile 48, and I noticed I stopped sweating around mile 50... which I'm guessing is because of dehydration and may be pretty dangerous?
Actually now that I think about it the best solution would probably be to buy more water on the trip itself... there's numerous gas stations I passed. Unfortunately there were none from about mile 32 to 55 since I headed out into the country, so by the time I thought about it, it was too late.
Is this a normal amount of fluid loss, or should I be concerned?
The ride took me 6 hours and 3 minutes with breaks, or about 5 hours moving. My heart rate monitor says I burned 5497 calories... is that in any way realistic?