Join Date: May 2004
Location: Southern CA
Bikes: Litespeed, Medici, Gary Fisher
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Originally Posted by Chatbox
What do you usually bring with you for a long ride?
For a typical 80+ route through southern Orange County (CA), ~4500' climbing, I will bring:
24 oz bottle is enhanced Cytomax
20 oz bottls is water
2 powder refills for the Cytomax
2 Clif bars
1 Fig Newton
Anything else, I buy. Typically run into a Chevron mini-mart and get cold water. Fill and remix the Cytomax bottle and top off the water. On really hot days (yeah, I know southern CA is not hot compared to Phoenix), I find myself wanting something OTHER than energy drink when I get past 60+ so I sometimes grab a Coke. Then, it's back to Cytomax and water.
My enhanced Cytomax formulation:
1 gallon Cytomax powder (I think this is 8 scoops)
15 Gatorade scoops of Maltodextrin powder
1 t table salt
1/4 t salt substitute (potassium chloride)
1 packet grape Kool Aid
3 T table sugar
This yields a formula that I think is closer to the breakdown in the Endurange Gatorade (salts), has WAY more carbs (almost like drinking 1/2 Clif bar per bottle), and tastes MUCH BETTER with the Kool Aid thrown in. I'm not a big fan of Cytomax Grape; it needs something.
I use 3.5 Gatorade scoops of the above mixture per 24 oz bottle.