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    Water Intake

    While on long trips should you take lots of water every so often, or take frequent sips??

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    frequent sips and an occasional long draw.
    Last edited by ngateguy; 09-21-02 at 07:47 PM.
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    It is recommended that you intake 1 large water bottle per hour. It is also recommended that you drink enough about every 15 minutes to finish off the bottle in an hour.
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    Fix up a gravity-fed intravenous waterbag, that will leave your mouth free for sucking up insects.

















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    Originally posted by velo
    It is recommended that you intake 1 large water bottle per hour.
    Depends on the climate. In cool, damp Ireland I was on about 2 large bottles a day on wet days.
    The difficult thing is to keep drinking when its cold and dry.
    As long as you pee clear, you are drinking enough.

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    Living in a climate that can be described as "warm" on it's coldest days, I make a deliberate point of drinking too much water, then I drink some more. It's not unusual for me to go through 10 litres in a day.
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    jeez 10 lts a day !

    I can swim in less than that

    Thats an incredable amount of fluid going thru your body ChrisL. What kind of temperatures do you generally cycle in ?
    If we cycle in more than 30 degrees here in Britain we fall of our bikes!..and call for a Nee Nah Nee Nah ( ambulance)

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    The trick is you have to drink water before you feel the thirst in order to correctly hydrate your system. (By then its too late!)
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    Originally posted by earleybird
    Thats an incredable amount of fluid going thru your body ChrisL. What kind of temperatures do you generally cycle in ?
    If we cycle in more than 30 degrees here in Britain we fall of our bikes!..and call for a Nee Nah Nee Nah ( ambulance)
    Temps of 30 degrees C are considered "normal" around here, and that's before I even mention the humidity, which I think is worse still. As I said before, I'd much rather drink too much water than not enough.
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    yes, adequate hydration is one of the most common problems/mistakes by cyclists.

    doing regular activities, the body is pretty good about indicating thirst, but when cycling, especially in warm and/or dry conditions, the body needs more and signals through thirst TOO late that you need to drink.

    so yeah, aim to drink a little bit every 15 minutes.

    as for an amount per hr of cycling: depends on the conditions. i think i on average i drink about 1 liter for 2 hours or so... i usually go empty on a 3-hr ride if i only take 1 bottle and have a little left if i take 2. for longer rides i either take the larger capacity camel-back or i refill the bottles along the way.

    also note: in the heat you usually are more likely to think about drinking b/c you are aware that you are hot and that you are sweating. one really common time for dehydration is when it's cold and dry b/c your body can actually use as much water as when it's hot you just don't notice... so take extra cxare to drink when it's cold and dry!

    lastly: for tours and especially races, i start "loading" my water about 2 hours before the ride so that i begin with extra rather than a water deficit. of couse, if you drink too much you'll have to stop for a piss-break...
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    Water intake depends. I can get by on about 750 ml per hour on a cool day. On a hot day, I can suck down 2 L per hour and still dehydrate.

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