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Old 07-09-07, 10:11 AM   #1
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Does anyone else hate Gatorade?

I sure do. Stuff tastes like... well, never mind. But I can't even gag it down.
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I'd rather have a V-8
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Wow! I could've had a V-8! Now why didn't I think of that?!
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Old 07-09-07, 10:17 AM   #6
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I sure do. Stuff tastes like... well, never mind. But I can't even gag it down.

How do you know what ... tastes like

I don't care too much for the bottled Gatorade except for the Rain version. I normally buy the powder and mix it to suit my taste.
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Old 07-09-07, 10:18 AM   #7
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No. I like it when I'm hot and sweaty. Much better than Powerade imho.
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When I am hot even a little water makes me sick but I can drink diluted Gatorade all day long. I average about a case/week. Has anyone tried the bottled Accelerade yet?
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In this thread I compared it to "overly sweetened, artificially flavored saliva", and posted my homemade alternative.
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I love it. +1 on better than Powerade. Gatorade has as sweeterner and carbohydrate source glucose, sucrose and fructose. Powerade has high fructose corn syrup. I am anti voluntary intake of high fructose corn syrup, which I blame in part for helping with the fattening of America because it is so cheap and in nearly everything.
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dilute it 50/50 with water. tastes 50% better.
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Old 07-09-07, 10:58 AM   #12
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I can tolerate Gatorade dilouted. I've found that the generic diet orange soda sold in the local Safeway is cheaper then G'ade, tastes better, and dilutes just as well.
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Old 07-09-07, 11:05 AM   #13
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Diluted 50% for me also, and that is only if I am going very far, otherwise I stay with water.
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I don't like any of those products. There's something about them that activates my gag reflex. For cycling purposes, I just fill my water bottles with half orange juice and half water, to which I add a pinch of salt (I like to use grey salt marsh salt from Brittany, but that's just a personal choice). This is much cheaper, tastes better and is just as effective (and probably healthier) than anything you can buy.
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I like Gatorade but it is not realy that good for cycling. Heed is better - less calories and less chance to upset your stomach.
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Never have liked the taste of it. I do the plain old water thing.
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Can't stand it. I go simple... I simply squeeze a bit of lime into my water. Takes away the taste of plastic and is pleasant enough to encourage more water drinking... which is good.
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Nope, don't like Gatorade. We have something here much better. Find coconut tree (they are very common), knock down a green coconut - make hole, insert straw.

Man, it is good and good for you! (a lot cheaper than Gatorade - as in free)
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Old 07-09-07, 12:42 PM   #19
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I like Cool Blue Raspberry. Other than that it pretty much stinks.

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I do. Can't drink it - makes me sick.

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Not me! Next to wine and wine coolers, it's my favorite drink.
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I use it every ride. Generally works well for me but I've gone to alternating swigs between Gaide and water. Probably the same and mixing 50/50.........but I like just plain water.
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I use the powder and mix it a bit less than the directions. I also always add ice to my bottles so it is probably 50/50 when I drink it. No problems for me, although I like the Citrus better than the lime, but I cannot find that in a powder.
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I love it! I just finished an Orange a few minutes ago.
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I have only tried Gatorade once and I did not like the taste. Perhaps the wrong flavour or not watered down but I could not do a ride with that taste in my mouth. Powerade is another that I have tried and the red or neutral colour is to my liking but the blue one is disgusting.

If I am just out on a short ride- then I use water but with just a taste of cordial in to take the taste of the plastic bottle away. If I am on a harder or longer ride- then I use an additive called Leppin. (A long chain carbo hydrate mix) There are a variety of flavours and I settled on one I like but That was not available last time out and finished up with Lemon/ pinapple and this is not bad. The one I use is Energy boost and I normally use it at 5 Spoonfulls per litre of water. Just below what is recommended but it give me all the electrolites I need for a ride. However for a gruelling ride- it is 10 spoons per liter, and as I have found out- you mix it well.

You do need a boost of salts and something else on a long or hard ride- but there are many different additives out there. You just have to find the one you like.

Just a warning- Take a second bottle of plain water if you use any of these drinks. Energy drink over the head to cool you down- attracts the Wasps and doesn't help in cuts either.



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