Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope Valley, SoCal
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Cramps suck big time. It is rare for me to cycle intensely and not cramp at the 34-40 mile marker. I can continue, but can't put any type of hard effort into it. For the past few weeks, I've been taking magnesium and calcium vitamin supplements. And, trying to drink more before and during a ride. So far, it seems to help. Last Sunday I did an organized metric century with a bit of climbing. No problems. But I also ate a banana at every rest stop, which was about every 12 miles. Tomorrow I have a century planned which is fairly flat and hopefully fast. I plan to push it, and am curious how I'll make out ... in the cramp department. Sorry that I don't have any magic potion. It's something that I struggle with. Seems to be worse when the temperatures are warmer, not so much when it is cooler.
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