Last Saturday I went out on a recreation ride up in the mountains.
Climbing: 6250 feet
Before I set out on the ride I weighed myself and did the same afterwards.
I believe this is hydration related. It was my understanding that one should strive to maintain the same weight pre and post ride through hydration and eating. Is this even possible? I always drop a pound or two and regain it after I rehydrate and eat. Does this cause negative issues with a rider's body while training?
That and the only way I can think of carrying more liquids would involve using a camelbak.
Hydration: 40 oz HEED
Food: figs and cherries