Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

How to prevent stomach gas during a ride

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

How to prevent stomach gas during a ride

Old 07-28-12, 01:11 PM
  #1  
WorldIRC
Canadian eh?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,912

Bikes: 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How to prevent stomach gas during a ride

Hey Guys,

After about 10 or 15 miles in, my stomach starts to get gassy.

Advice? Tips? Burping while riding is not fun!
WorldIRC is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 02:03 PM
  #2  
ls01
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 8,180

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gas-x?
ls01 is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 02:07 PM
  #3  
Jfitalia
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 259

Bikes: Tarmac Apex

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It could have to do with what your eating. What are you eating the night before and the morning of your rides?
Jfitalia is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 02:19 PM
  #4  
WorldIRC
Canadian eh?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,912

Bikes: 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jfitalia View Post
It could have to do with what your eating. What are you eating the night before and the morning of your rides?
I'd like to say I'm a healthy eater. Last night, and for lunch (an hour before riding) I had Chicken, Asparagus, and Potatoes.
WorldIRC is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 02:26 PM
  #5  
halfspeed
Senior Member
 
halfspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SE Minnesota
Posts: 12,275

Bikes: are better than yours.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have issues with early morning rides. I don't really have a solution, my stomache just doesn't like early mornings and it has been that way since high school. Best thing I've found is to wake up early enough to eat some fiber for breakfast and let it do its work before riding. That's not perfect either, though.
__________________
Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.
halfspeed is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 02:39 PM
  #6  
cocar
Senior Member
 
cocar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 178

Bikes: Treck lexa SC

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by WorldIRC View Post
I'd like to say I'm a healthy eater. Last night, and for lunch (an hour before riding) I had Chicken, Asparagus, and Potatoes.
Do you usually/frequently eat asparagus before you ride? That right there would cause me a serious issue. Asparagus contains both a lot of sulfur and a lot of insoluble fiber, which can cause problems. If you think it is the asparagus, you might also want to nix broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, leeks, garlic, and onions before you ride as they also are high in sulfur/IF.
cocar is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 02:42 PM
  #7  
hammy56
coffee-stained punk
 
hammy56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 6,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by WorldIRC View Post
(an hour before riding) I had Chicken, Asparagus, and Potatoes.
this.
hammy56 is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 02:51 PM
  #8  
gregf83 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 8,720
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 877 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts
An hour before riding you should be eating mostly carbs and no fiber, Lay off the asparagus.
gregf83 is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 03:08 PM
  #9  
Bacciagalupe
Professional Fuss-Budget
 
Bacciagalupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 6,472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's probably the asparagus, double if you eat it frequently.

Find another vegetable.
Bacciagalupe is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 03:20 PM
  #10  
BillyD
Administrator
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 25,307

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 261 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6064 Post(s)
Liked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Probably the asparagus, as stated.

Eating foods seasoned with garlic should NOT create a gas problem in such small dosages.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 03:23 PM
  #11  
WorldIRC
Canadian eh?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,912

Bikes: 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's funny, because I also had Brussel sprouts at dinner the night before!

So basically, lay off the fibre before a ride.

I guess riding gets my digestive system / body into overdrive?
WorldIRC is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 03:24 PM
  #12  
WorldIRC
Canadian eh?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,912

Bikes: 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
It's probably the asparagus, double if you eat it frequently.

Find another vegetable.
But it's so yummy!
WorldIRC is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 03:29 PM
  #13  
cocar
Senior Member
 
cocar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 178

Bikes: Treck lexa SC

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Probably the asparagus, as stated.

Eating foods seasoned with garlic should NOT create a gas problem in such small dosages.
Oh yeah. Didn't mean to cause confusion. Garlic seasoning not a problem. I'm talking lots of fresh garlic cloves could cause an issue. Same with the onions.
cocar is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 03:31 PM
  #14  
eja_ bottecchia
Senior Member
 
eja_ bottecchia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,161
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 676 Post(s)
Liked 58 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by WorldIRC View Post
Hey Guys,

After about 10 or 15 miles in, my stomach starts to get gassy.

Advice? Tips? Burping while riding is not fun!
Just fart...nothing like a good JATO.
eja_ bottecchia is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 03:56 PM
  #15  
rubic
Slogging along
 
rubic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Fernando Valley, SoCal
Posts: 1,148

Bikes: Cannondale Synapse '06, Mongoose titanium road bike '00--my commuter. Yes, Mongoose once made a decent ti road bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Watch out for anything like a surprise. The definition of a surprise is a fart with a lump in it.
rubic is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 04:22 PM
  #16  
Mike F
Senior Member
 
Mike F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,180

Bikes: 2017 Specilized Roubaix, 2012 Scott CR1 Team, Felt Z85

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Just fart...nothing like a good JATO.
Black bibs please..
Mike F is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 04:42 PM
  #17  
Jfitalia
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 259

Bikes: Tarmac Apex

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rubic View Post
Watch out for anything like a surprise. The definition of a surprise is a fart with a lump in it.

a wise man once told me "farts don't have lumps" LOL
Jfitalia is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 04:53 PM
  #18  
Velo Dog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 3,811
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Just fart...nothing like a good JATO.
What he said. I don't understand why this is a problem.
Velo Dog is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 04:55 PM
  #19  
Nachoman
well hello there
 
Nachoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Point Loma, CA
Posts: 14,930

Bikes: Bill Holland (Road-Ti), Fuji Roubaix Pro (back-up), Bike Friday (folder), Co-Motion (tandem) & Trek 750 (hybrid)

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 327 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Also, you didn't mention what you're drinking on your rides. Some people's stomachs do not agree with gatorade and powerade.
__________________
.
.

Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.
Nachoman is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 05:00 PM
  #20  
WorldIRC
Canadian eh?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,912

Bikes: 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
Also, you didn't mention what you're drinking on your rides. Some people's stomachs do not agree with gatorade and powerade.
Just water.
WorldIRC is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 05:09 PM
  #21  
cocar
Senior Member
 
cocar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 178

Bikes: Treck lexa SC

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
What he said. I don't understand why this is a problem.
Do you want to be behind the guy in the paceline with the asparagus and brussel sprout farts?
cocar is offline  
Old 07-28-12, 05:09 PM
  #22  
Brewcity24
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Try peppermint softgels, great for gas/belching.
Brewcity24 is offline  
Old 07-29-12, 08:40 AM
  #23  
rogerstg
Fred-ish
 
rogerstg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by WorldIRC View Post
Advice? Tips? Burping while riding is not fun!
My advice is to get over your irrational dislike for burping and just do it.
rogerstg is offline  
Old 07-29-12, 10:01 AM
  #24  
Ghost Ryder
Ghost Ryding 24/7
 
Ghost Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada/604
Posts: 2,185

Bikes: Giant Defy with Dura Ace group, & Ksyrium SL's,Specialized Allez Shimano mixed/mashed,2011 Opus Sentiero,2008 Kona Jake the Snake,Custom built track/fixed,Stumpy Hartail,Kuwahara/ET bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rubic View Post
Watch out for anything like a surprise. The definition of a surprise is a fart with a lump in it.
I like to classify these as "Follow through's".


Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
My advice is to get over your irrational dislike for burping and just do it.
+1
I let out belches all the time! I swear you could probably hear my a 1/4 mile away.
Ghost Ryder is offline  
Old 07-30-12, 06:14 PM
  #25  
WorldIRC
Canadian eh?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,912

Bikes: 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What do you guys eat before a ride
WorldIRC is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.