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Sometimes I Dont Like Glycogen Transport Cycles

Old 05-28-13, 07:21 AM
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Sometimes I Dont Like Glycogen Transport Cycles

....like when your body suddenly decides in the middle of the night that it no longer needs the extra water used in the glycogen transport cycle.....and you wake up to take your 3rd trip to the bathroom. I think I need a nap.
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Old 05-28-13, 09:39 AM
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One of the first bicycle tourists I knew described it as, "Ride all day, drink all evening, pee all night."

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Especially if you rehydrate with beer, caffeine or have an aging Prostate and bladder
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
One of the first bicycle tourists I knew described it as, "Ride all day, drink all evening, pee all night."

Just takes all the fun out of sleeping
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Sometimes I wake to pee about an hour of less before I have to get up. I try to tough it out because I know if I empty it I'll have a harder time waking up on time...but at times, there's no way to hold it.
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At least you wake up to pee.........just sayin'
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Old 05-28-13, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by carl_h View Post
At least you wake up to pee.........just sayin'
That's always a plus.
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I prefer a nice Krebs cycle myself.
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Big assumption on my part here, but if you are experiencing the glucogen cycle due to eating a zero carb or reduced carb diet, you can likely extend your mean time between pees by adding a couple fiber pills to your daily supplements, as the lack of fiber in the zero carb diet means fluids go out almost as fast as they go in unless you have a reptile-like fiber mass to act as ballast.
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I don't like having to get up at night, however, I resent having to stop at the steepest part on a long hill!
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No special diet, nothing out of the ordinary. It's what I've come to expect when riding 40mi and above, especially over the 50-60mi mark. It's when I gain 1-3lbs the day after the ride and as we all know, dont watch the scales for weight loss when riding and cutting weight. Two years ago that just flipped me out.
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