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Old 05-21-14, 11:13 PM   #1
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glass of wine before event = 48 hours

Just a questions. Would having one glass of red wine with a pasta dinner 48 hours before a big bike event , reduce performance. on my race days.

Doing mohican 100. end of Month
100 mile mt bike event.

Just wondering if ONE glass of wine would be a bad thing? dehydration etc?

Or should i just go with milk instead? thanks
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Old 05-22-14, 02:59 AM   #2
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Old 05-22-14, 03:02 AM   #3
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That little amount of alcohol would be out of your system in an hour +/- a little bit depending on your height, weight, and how much you ate along with the glass of wine.

I wouldn't drink it within an hour of going on a big ride but a day or two would be fine.
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Old 05-22-14, 04:38 AM   #4
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No.

As long as you aren't putting down two bottles the night before, I think you'll be alright.
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Old 05-22-14, 10:10 PM   #5
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Depends on the size of the glass
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Old 05-22-14, 10:49 PM   #6
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As long as you aren't putting down two bottles the night before, I think you'll be alright.
agreed!!!

a bottle would be okay, but not two.
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Old 05-24-14, 02:22 PM   #7
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Best result of my life (3rd) was after a keg party till 2 am....go figure
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Old 05-26-14, 05:38 PM   #8
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Don't get p***-drunk the night before. You will not enjoy the ride next day.

Unless you are on a team, a pro, or a serious amateur, relax and enjoy a good meal and drink, hopefully with your friends and family.
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Old 05-29-14, 06:21 AM   #9
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I've slammed up to 18 beers the day before starting at around 7 in the morning followed by cake, pie donuts skittles and bunch of other junk.

I call it "poor mans doping" for performance.. and none of it shows up on the tests either.
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