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    Drinks

    Wondering what you guys fill you camelbacks with when you guys go riding? I usually fill mine with water. Was thinking about those performance/recovery drinks, do they actually help? And if so what brand would you use/or recommend...gatorade, cyto, powerbar...etc...

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    I use water, but I would recommend carrying something sugary (like gatorade) in a bottle, incase your blood surgar gets to low or something.

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    I do water in a camel back, plus gel in a little squeeze-flask-thing. It's so much easier than the individual packets, and much lighter than a water bottle. The only downside is that if you buy a big container of a gel you don't like, you've wasted a lot of cash. Try before you buy.
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    I use water cause that way it never gets nasty in there. Also I hate only having sweet stuff and nothing to wash it down with. I carry a few emergency gels in my camelback too in case I need a little boost towards the end. I only actually use them a couple of times a season though so packets work fine for me.

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    i use gatorade mixed 50/50 with water

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    i use gatorade mixed 50/50 with water
    I use the same mixture , and eat lots of carrot cake Clif Bars . I can't choke down gel packs without TONS of water

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    I usllay use juice. Although I have put some Slurpee in mine. Worked till I sucked all the juice out if it.

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    use water in the camelbak

    and 2x or 2.5x concentrated gatorade in the bottles...or revenge...

    one sip bottle goo and a loooong drag on the camelbak is a good
    way to modulate your carbon intake for max hammerage


    if you want to sugar up a camelbak you haveta
    rinse it out within hours of getting home or it'll
    grow bad nasties f a s t !@!!

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    I use water only. I take a couple thermotabs about 30 minutes before for electorlytes and then drink some powerade option after. I carry whole wheat peanut butter crackers for the simple and complex carbs and protien combination.
    Ive read its best to drink a lot of fluids about 30-60 min. before or all day the day before a race and to not drink lots when riding or racing.
    I tried mixing stuff in my bag but I dont clean it every time and some of the stuff that grows from leaving sugary stuff in there almost growls at me so I just skip the mixture all together and throw the bladder in the fridge after or the freezer for a couple hours before.
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    Usually water, sometimes cordial. I want to fill my camelbak up with all Gatorade or Powerade the next big ride i do. Would be interesting.

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    Sometimes I'll mix a red bull in there

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    Only water in the Hydration Pack. Bottle of Gatorade on my bike, and a few energy bars.

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    tried beer once, wouldn't recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    tried beer once, wouldn't recommend it.
    My buddy tried a full camelback with rum and coke on our safe grad, awesome idea but it did not work very well and it kinda messed up the camelback.

    I usually just use water but it is nice sometimes to run the 50/50 water gatorade mix

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaGetGood
    I usllay use juice. Although I have put some Slurpee in mine. Worked till I sucked all the juice out if it.
    Im curious to know how juice works. The one time I thought It would be awesome to try juice. I was out of breath and my heart was beating, drinking the juice was horrible and the remnants of the juice turned into a sweet pasty feel in my mouth. Ack.

    Im surprised no one has suggested cytomax. It got a good rating in mba. I like it.

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    water. i also like to have a bottle of that Propel stuff. it's pretty good.
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    lol...beer, man thats classic...i want to try like margarita in the camel when i go camping....ohhhh thats glorious....

    id say try some crap, do wat u like, if u like water stick to it, i can deal with drinking like 3 litres of tasteless crap so i pput a bit of oj gatorade into mine most of the time.

    and mmmm mars bars are great...not really an energy bar but they are awesome. that and nachos or chicken tacos...if u can get those on the ride somehow, or pack them, do it up....soooo much goodness in mexican food.

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    some of the best xc racers out there: water and coke.

    i was suprised when i read it. i have never tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoF3ar
    Im surprised no one has suggested cytomax. It got a good rating in mba. I like it.
    i can't afford it. no miracle producer anyhow

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    I just use water. Used to carry Gatorade (in a bottle), but didn't set well with my stomach (maybe the sugar content?). So just water, and energy bars (Like the Clif ones-not too dry, like some I tried).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    i can't afford it. no miracle producer anyhow
    Nothing's a miracle producer. All the little helps ie weight savings, energy boosts, etc add up.

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