Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Can't say for the 48-hour. On longer rando rides, usually whatever sounds good, and after I've been riding a long time, that winds up including barbecue sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches and stuff like that. And some Perpetuum along the way. Last year's winner has recently been talking about Cytomax, but I haven't used it myself. I've been drinking mainly water and Gatorade, with the occasional V8 thrown in, and sometimes I take Endurolytes and sometimes I don't. I haven't experimented extensively enough to confirm, but I suspect Perpetuum may clog the pipes if used to excess, no fiber.
On the 12-hour race last year, I was moving pretty good the first 4 laps, then it got hard after that. So i suspect the spinning/mashing/fast/slow whatever will all work itself out for you after a few laps, also. You get into whatever-you-can=manage mode. Or I do, at least.
Last year, it wasn't too hot, but the year before, it was pretty warm during the last afternoon of the race- so your drink needs could vary considerably depending on the weather at the time.
You might try posting on the LSR board also- I suspect two or three of the other riders would get back with you on it.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."