Maybe a weird question...
I've liked Perpetuem for a while. I found it gives me good energy for the various 40-60 mile rides I've been doing. Like most people, I find it gets funky when warm or after mixed for more than a few hours. For 60 miles it usually doesn't get too bad.
Today I did a 90-mile race (first race). So, I mixed a bottle for the first 45-miles, then at the half-way rest area I put in some fresh powder and water.
Around miles 65-70 I got a little nauseous... No vomiting but I felt like if I wasn't careful I would. I'm not exactly sure what the cause was, but all I know is it got harder and harder to drink the Perpetuem (which was still pretty fresh since the 45-mile station). The nausea could have been completely unrelated from the Perpetuem... either way, I didn't want any more. Luckily I had a few gels, so I decided to stop the Perpetuem and I took a gel for the last 15 miles.
So bottom line...does anyone else get sick of it after a few hours? Or better yet, have you found something you like better? I'm thinking of quitting cold turkey and switching to something like Hammergels plus food (I love Odwalla bars).
Also, for the record, I *think* I was fine on electrolytes. I think I had had about five Endurolytes by the time my stomach got funny. It wasn't too warm or sunny so I wasn't sweating as much as I normally do.