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Old 07-31-12, 12:57 PM   #1
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how much coffee do you drink?

Curious how much other cyclists drink, & when. Usually for me its 1 or 2 [espressos] before a long ride, and maybe 1 in the afternoon if I really need it.

how long do you wait to drink it before rides?
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Old 07-31-12, 11:33 PM   #2
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1 cup at three at work. lol Even then it's 1/4 cup coffee the rest water. Doesn't really do anything at this point, but I like the taste.

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We have a double espresso in a tall mug of coffee, with room for 1/2 cup of steamed milk. I'm good for the day.
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We have a double espresso in a tall mug of coffee, with room for 1/2 cup of steamed milk. I'm good for the day.
Somehow, the thought of Red Rider on a double espresso scares me . . . .
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Lots. A mug or so at the house. I don't wait any amount of time before riding and I'll often take it with me. Then usually another large coffee at work in the mid-late morning. Usually black, sometimes with skim and sugar. Caffeine is my last remaining vice.
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mmmmm coffee.....
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Somehow, the thought of Red Rider on a double espresso scares me . . . .



Actually, the thought of me without a double espresso is scarier.
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2 good-sized cups a day. Always a cup in the am before I ride. Doesn't help, I'm not very fast but at least I'm awake.
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None. Caffene and me disagree so anything containing it makes my stomach most unsettled. I also don't drink any kind of alchol (I condider it ti be empty calories and I hate its effects anyway). Clean living and lots of exercise should keep my heart nice and healthy.
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Two espressos after lunch for me, not a double but usually a single dose of two different flavors. I use a Nespresso machine and my favorites are Arpeggio (intensity 9) and Ristretto (intensity 10). I like when there's a good layer of crema (foam of top), no milk, cream or sugar.
On special days a couple dark chocolate squares make for a delicious treat.

I rarely have coffee while cycling except for very long rides where the only Perpeteum flavor I can swallow is Latte. More a choice due to flavor than to the caffeine content.
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I don't drink any coffee. Mostly water or iced tea. Just not a big fan of burning my lips and tongue in the mornings.

But I see lots of folks do prior to a ride. So now I'm wondering if maybe I should start? Is there any benefits or drawbacks to drinking coffee pre-ride other than a jolt of energy?
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Weekdays: 2 cups of the instructors' coffee, slightly watered down because they like it thick here.
Weekends. 1 cup, sometimes 2. Sometimes weak-brewed, sometimes instant. Sometimes there just isn't time to brew it and drink it.
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I make a 12 cup pot early in the morning and sometimes make an additional 12 cup pot for black iced coffee I drink during the day, and then I generally use a 12oz Vietnamese Phin to make 2-5 cups of Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk throughout the day, and I often make an additional cup after dinner as a dessert drink. I always use a dark, rich double roasted French bean ground fairly fine, and since I don't drink much soda, I drink iced coffee or Chia tea instead.
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you do know iced coffee is suppose to be brewed at double strength, right?
I use to work at starbucks thats what we did [since it gets watered down anyways]

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I make a 12 cup pot early in the morning and sometimes make an additional 12 cup pot for black iced coffee I drink during the day, and then I generally use a 12oz Vietnamese Phin to make 2-5 cups of Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk throughout the day, and I often make an additional cup after dinner as a dessert drink. I always use a dark, rich double roasted French bean ground fairly fine, and since I don't drink much soda, I drink iced coffee or Chia tea instead.
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also, thats WAY too much caffeine, you know thats really bad for your bones and joints right?
not to mention it effects nutritional absorption.

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I make a 12 cup pot early in the morning and sometimes make an additional 12 cup pot for black iced coffee I drink during the day, and then I generally use a 12oz Vietnamese Phin to make 2-5 cups of Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk throughout the day, and I often make an additional cup after dinner as a dessert drink. I always use a dark, rich double roasted French bean ground fairly fine, and since I don't drink much soda, I drink iced coffee or Chia tea instead.
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I don't drink any coffee. Mostly water or iced tea. Just not a big fan of burning my lips and tongue in the mornings.

But I see lots of folks do prior to a ride. So now I'm wondering if maybe I should start? Is there any benefits or drawbacks to drinking coffee pre-ride other than a jolt of energy?

drinking too much can lead to what I said just above ^

& it can cause dehydration easily.
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you do know iced coffee is suppose to be brewed at double strength, right?
I use to work at starbucks thats what we did [since it gets watered down anyways]
I would not call what starbucks brews a coffee....
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you do know iced coffee is suppose to be brewed at double strength, right?
I use to work at starbucks thats what we did [since it gets watered down anyways]
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also, thats WAY too much caffeine, you know thats really bad for your bones and joints right?
not to mention it effects nutritional absorption.
I freely admit that I have an addiction to coffee, and I accept the consequences. I also drink 1.5-2 gallons of water a day, do at least 2 hours of walking or riding each day, and eat a very balance and healthy diet, don't eat any fast foods or junk food or drink any sodas or sugared "health drinks".....

Life is a balance that each person must make for themselves, and one of the true joys in my life is my love of coffee.
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One strong cup with the aeropress gets me going in the morning.
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One strong cup with the aeropress gets me going in the morning.
What a hell were you searching, when you found this? Actually on second thought I do not wan to know.
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Most people don't believe me when I say I've never had a cup of coffee in my life - not even a sip. The fact that I work a graveyard shift (since '03 and worked a swingshift for 13 years before then) might even make it harder to believe, I guess. I don't mind the smell and I even like coffee candy, but have just never bothered to try a cup. It's rather difficult to avoid smelling coffee at Genentech because they have those all-in-one coffee/espresso machines on almost every floor in all the buildings.

Don't get me wrong, I definitely have had my share of caffeine. I used to be one of those 6-pack-of-Pepsi-per-day people when I was in college back in the late 80's, but developed sour stomach issues and that cured me of caffeinated drinks for the most part. Thankfully, I don't usually require caffeine to keep me awake at work, plus it doesn't help with my hypertension.

I chuckle when I see the pros drinking Coke during their rides. If I did that, I'd probably end up with a rather embarrassing digestive problem a few miles later.
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Wow, did this suddenly become Foo?
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I would not call what starbucks brews a coffee....
Oh I totally agree! Just letting you know
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