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What do you have in your water bottles?

Old 02-22-05, 03:18 PM
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What do you have in your water bottles?

I usually have a mix of water + Gatorade, or water + Propel (made by Gatorade ). I don't like having just water: your sweating, your tired, and you get this bland no-taste drink.

Do you guys put ice in your drink? Nothing like a cold beverage during a hard ride.
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Old 02-22-05, 03:24 PM
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Water in one, gatorade in the other freeze both the night before
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Old 02-22-05, 03:33 PM
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gatorade in one and gatorade in the other. i use the powdered stuff -- not cold -- just mix and go. seems to go down easier for me. i also take a little tupperware container with enough powder to make another bottle if need be.
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I always have one bottle full of water. The other is usually half-strength Gatorade, sometimes I'll put in diluted, flat Pepsi.
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Emergen-C mix in water in one.
An old sock and my cell phone in the other!
(Unless it's really hot and I need two water bottles)
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I always put Kool-aid or Nestea. Not too much powder, just enough to sweeten it a bit. If it's too sweet it tastes really syrupy when you are riding.
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Old 02-22-05, 04:25 PM
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I use Gookinaid Hydralyte, best electrolite replacement on the market. I also like the name!
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Gatorade or water in one and 2 screws where the cage should be in the other.

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Water for short rides, hammer gel for longer rides, water in one and hammer gel in the other for super long rides.
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just water for me.
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One beer, one water.
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usually two bottles with plain water. But if it gets really hot or I'm sick of just water I'll have one water and one cytomax or gatorade.
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No bottles Hydration pack that contains water.
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Long rides on hot days: 2 bottles of gatorade, 1 hydration pack.

Normal training rides: 1 gatorade, 1 water.
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One water, one 50-50 Gatorade and Water
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Water only in bottles and Camelbak.
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Man, I don't understand you guys who only drink water. Doesn't your performance suffer after an hour or so? After two hours, >85% of your energy is coming from your fat stores, which is metabolized slowly. Good if you want to lose weight, bad for your performance. Also, all that salt really helps hold water. I understand that you wouldn't care if your trip was less than 50 miles or so, but if it's longer, why handicap yourself?

I drink any kind of dextrose-based powder I can find, and mix it to 500mg of salt / 500mL. I used eLoad last year and was happy with it, and Gatorade sometimes for variety. I drink lot of fluids, 500mL / hour minimum, up to as much as 1L in hot weather. I carry two bottles on the bike and usually have to refill them both at least once. I also carry powder in a small plastic bag to mix with water from a fountain - that stuff tastes awful without sugar!
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I'm curious about the hydration pack. I have one but have never used it. Seems like a lot of extra weight just to have a tube in your mouth.
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Old 02-22-05, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Adgooroo
I'm curious about the hydration pack. I have one but have never used it. Seems like a lot of extra weight just to have a tube in your mouth.
more with the weight thing... it really doesn't matter what it weighs. Do you carry a phone, pump, tools, tubes, food, what else do you carry on a ride? it all adds weight. Pack allows you to ride 6 hours without filling up bottles every 2 hours. Some places I ride, water is hard to find 3 hours from home.
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Old 02-22-05, 08:35 PM
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Training rides - 1 water (i use a food grade plastic bottle) 1 gatorade.
Friday night commutes - 2 beers
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I use eithor Water, or emergenC. That stuff has worked for me so far.

I want to try out this ultima stuff, I am going to try to re enact the same day except using a different drink.

Has any one used ultima?
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climbo's got it straight. When you're on a long trip, hydration is mandatory. You've got to be smart about it. Besides, would you believe that having a hydration pack on can actually decrease drag? Bonus: All your extra supplies can fit in some packs.

Good story. Last spring when a friend and I got lost in the canyonlands near Moab, UT (long story). 300 ounces of water on my back was key. It was Much more than I could've put in a bottle on my frame. It ended up getting dark before we found camp. Had to sleep on a cliff that night. Funny...we didn't know it was a cliff until the sun came up the next morning. Side note: The pack also made a nice pillow. We found camp fairly quickly the next morning.

Next trip to Canyonlands will include GPS.
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