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    foot cramps

    The other day, for the first time ever, my foot cramped up in the middle of the ball of the foot. It was most dibilitating. I was well hydrated.
    Anybody else out there afflicted the same, and if so, did you have a successful remedy.

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    My toes cramp when I haven't been drinking enough ... whether I've been riding my bicycle or not!

    By "well hydrated" what do you mean?

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    This happens to me occasionally, too. I usually attribute it to not stretching enough after exercise, and not having enough H2O. Sometimes I am "well-hydrated," but my wife insists I am just drunk.

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    By well hydrated I mean I have enough H2O. I too have been known to be in the above-mentioned "well-hydrated" state when I am replenishing the ethenol storage facility. I try to be green, but E85 is a bit strong. E40 is smoother

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    When my feet cramp up, and I'm not otherwise cramping or bonking, I usually find that I had gotten into supporting my weight on my feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crestwooddan
    By well hydrated I mean I have enough H2O. I too have been known to be in the above-mentioned "well-hydrated" state when I am replenishing the ethenol storage facility. I try to be green, but E85 is a bit strong. E40 is smoother
    Of course H2O ... but HOW MUCH???

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    I drank about 3 qts before I started, and finished off the water bottle during the ride. It wasn't too hot, either. I'm gravitating to the bonking hypothesis as I was pretty pooped at the time.

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