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09-04-22, 08:35 PM
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Posted By dfritch

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08-30-22, 04:24 PM
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Posted By rm -rf

Some of the rider reports here are about how they...

Some of the rider reports here are about how they used to have cramps, but don't anymore. Is it the drink mix, or just better fitness after riding for years? We need a double blind study!
08-30-22, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Time-Bandit

Cycling has changed my life. I couldn’t do 5 KMs...

Cycling has changed my life. I couldn’t do 5 KMs without stopping, gasping for air and drinking a liter of Gatorade. 2 1/2 months later I am embarking on a century ride this week-end, having cycled...
08-28-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By exercion

Got fed up, and I think it was a good thing

Hadn't been riding in awhile. I let work, weather, and depression keep me on the couch instead of the bike. Which wasn't exactly a good thing, as you can guess. Anyway, I kicked myself out of the...
08-24-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By himespau

You'll probably be fine, but I'd check...

You'll probably be fine, but I'd check craigslist/facebook marketplace for used wheels. I got a nice set of used wheels with alloy rims on one of those for ~$100. Even had tubes, tires (Continental...
08-24-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By raylinds

The Reynolds is a good suggestion but would cost...

The Reynolds is a good suggestion but would cost over a grand.


It is going to be in mid 80s to 90s for next few weeks, so I am going to set up my indoor trainer (rear wheel is removed)....
08-23-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By BrazAd

I was 265 lbs. when I began cycling in June 2017....

I was 265 lbs. when I began cycling in June 2017. I'd lost down to 250 by August 2018 when I bought a new-to-me 2015 Cannondale Synapse that had/has Reynolds carbon wheels. I did my research and...
08-23-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By boozergut

You carry a chain whip tool? I guess you are...

You carry a chain whip tool? I guess you are prepared for anything.
08-22-22, 08:20 AM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By downhillmaster

Pay more attention to your body while riding and...

Pay more attention to your body while riding and don't overdo it again :thumb:
08-19-22, 08:03 PM
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Posted By mgarman14

Just my 2 cents here on a thread several months...

Just my 2 cents here on a thread several months old - Ride it. Ride it like you stole it, ride it like you want to burn all the weight off. You said you lost 7 lbs in december - assuming you kept...
08-19-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By mgarman14

I second (or thirds, fourths, etc) everyone's...

I second (or thirds, fourths, etc) everyone's thoughts above. Go carbon. I'm 260-280 lbs, I'm on a Pinarello dogma f8 with Flo cycling wheels. Only issues I have had was when i was downshifting and...
08-18-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Black wallnut

5'8" 265 pounds currently, Since owning my...

5'8" 265 pounds currently, Since owning my Roubaix low of 205 high of 290. 32,429 strava miles to date.

Um yeah find a different bike mechanic/shop.
08-17-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By 10 Wheels

Galveston County Rider. Go with Four Bottles. ...

Galveston County Rider.
Go with Four Bottles.
9,000 average yearly miles.
Gatorade Perform 02
Never Cramped on a ride....
08-17-22, 12:01 PM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By 79pmooney

An easy way to carry a third WB - under the DT. A...

An easy way to carry a third WB - under the DT. A popular trick with tourists and fuel bottles. I've started adding cages there on most of my bikes. All that get ridden distances on hot days. (Never...
08-17-22, 11:41 AM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By 79pmooney

The sport drink I have been using forever is...

The sport drink I have been using forever is Vitalyte. Comes as a powder. I add 2 scoops to each water bottle. Stash a bottle or two's worth in my saddle bag if it's hot.

The stuff was...
08-17-22, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Black wallnut

>90°F minimum of one 20 ounce bottle an hour...

>90°F minimum of one 20 ounce bottle an hour plain water has worked for me for rides up to 3 hours. Longer rides require more. I drink pickle juice almost daily. I consume added salt since I have...
08-15-22, 04:32 PM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By Msteven

There is a lot of mixed research into why some...

There is a lot of mixed research into why some folks cramp and others do not. Most research has found that dehydration is not a direct cause of cramping. It seems that genetic responses to...
08-15-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By wvridgerider

Just get a nice steel frame and fork. Have a 36...

Just get a nice steel frame and fork. Have a 36 spoke rear wheel built for you and forget it. I weigh 290 been there fr a while, ride a Gunnar Crosshairs and built my own 36 spoke wheels, 105 hubs...
08-14-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By zandoval

Listen to "The Fred"... There used to be a...

Listen to "The Fred"...

There used to be a time I just checked and topped them off about every third day. Not any more. Do note that my Pre-Flight Check List is getting longer and longer...
08-12-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By Bmach

About once a week on any of my bikes. I check it...

About once a week on any of my bikes. I check it every ride.
08-09-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By MikeRides

I've fought severe dehydration my whole life, I...

I've fought severe dehydration my whole life, I find a 50/50 mixture of Gatorade and water in one of my water bottles to be good enough. After ride/intense exercise I found pickle juice to be the...
08-08-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By gutter007

Me too

I weigh a deuce and a half, and I am 6' 2" I've been on a carbon Trek Domane for 5 years, 5000 miles. The carbon frame is in great shape.
08-01-22, 06:25 AM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By cmburch

Trek Carbon Bikes

My old Madone unable to ride anymore 225lb limit. Does it have more to do with spokes? The new Trek FX line both aluminum and carbon frames rated at 300lb. I am disabled and unable to walk any...
07-29-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By Haff

I sweat like the outside of a cold can in Miami...

I sweat like the outside of a cold can in Miami after the afternoon storms. Like a politician asked to explain their expense report, I sweat like a swamp cooler in louisianna... i sweat a lot. Which...
07-28-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By rje58_too

Everybody is different, and while there are some...

Everybody is different, and while there are some things that work well for almost everybody (stay hydrated!), beyond the basics we may react differently. I have found that electrolyte...
07-25-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By jsigone

it's not just fluids you need to intake. You...

it's not just fluids you need to intake. You should be ideally eating 150-250 cals per hour for these rides longer than 2 hours. Fluids is only like 20 of those cals.

Nuun tablets are cheapish...
07-24-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By soccerun8728

Fellow Houston rider here. I use Skratch in the...

Fellow Houston rider here. I use Skratch in the first bottle and Nuun in the second, and then I carry Nuun in the jersey pockets for all rides now. I normally plan a route that will take me past...
07-21-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By cyclist2000

I have a giant carbon bike and a serotta Ti and...

I have a giant carbon bike and a serotta Ti and carbon bike, have weighed up to 240 with the Giant and 220 with the Serotta. No problems with the frames. I have some lightweight steel frames that the...
07-13-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By LethargicRush

Was thinking about getting a camel pack,...

Was thinking about getting a camel pack, basically just a backpack with a sealed water pouch built in with a straw that pops out. Figure those work out pretty good in my state where it stays over 100...
07-11-22, 05:29 PM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By Trakhak

I do the same, except that I loop the helmet only...

I do the same, except that I loop the helmet only through the front wheel. That renders the bike just as unrideable.
07-11-22, 03:04 PM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By BJack312

One thing that I have done is set a drink...

One thing that I have done is set a drink reminder on my wahoo, every 20 minutes it will give me a prompt. I've had a bad habit of letting the hydration slip in the past, and the reminder has really...
07-10-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,669
Posted By dfritch

Lifestyle changes

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3years ago I weighed in at 384 pounds. I was...
07-10-22, 05:27 AM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. I was going to say that 70 Oz for that...

Yeah. I was going to say that 70 Oz for that distance in that climate is not a lot, especially if you sweat a lot. That’s less than 3 25 Oz bottles. Back in May I drained my 40 Oz CamelBak in about...
07-09-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By GMoser85

Cramps, been getting them all my life in my feet,...

Cramps, been getting them all my life in my feet, especially at night. My uncle also and what helped him is mustard and IB PROFAIN. 1 in the morning and at night (though not good for recovery after...
07-09-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,669
Posted By GMoser85

I dropped over 20lbs from March 2020-July 2020...

I dropped over 20lbs from March 2020-July 2020 purely on cycling. I ate EVERYTHING (minimum a gallon of ice cream in a week, plus desserts I made with my daughters and ex-wife) and drank not nightly...
07-09-22, 04:52 AM
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Posted By bwilli88

Bananas, grapes, and or oranges. Peanut butter...

Bananas, grapes, and or oranges.
Peanut butter crackers, or cheese.cheese.
Cashews, almonds, pecans, and walnuts.
Hard boiled eggs or small boiled potatoes with butter and salt.

Eat more,...
06-24-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By cyclist2000

I have cramps when sleeping or waking up in the...

I have cramps when sleeping or waking up in the morning. I seems to be caused by the exertion than the loss of electrolytes. But it helps for me to drink a Powerade before bed, it adds potassium and...
06-17-22, 01:42 PM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By DMC707

ive been using a lot of pickle juice lately. ...

ive been using a lot of pickle juice lately. In theory just concentrated salt water, but i like the taste better

Ive purchased a few of the small vials at the bike shops and refill them with...
06-17-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By Steve B.

I understand. 2 tricks is to locate the bike in...

I understand. 2 tricks is to locate the bike in the window so you can keep an eye on it, also loop your helmet thru the spokes on the front wheel and thru the downtube, this prevents somebody from...
06-17-22, 07:38 AM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By igorgroks

I often refill bottles at public park fountains....

I often refill bottles at public park fountains. I don't often carry a lock so don't like going in stores if I don't absolutely have too.
06-16-22, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Steve B.

Thought; - Dial back the distance on hot humid...

Thought;
- Dial back the distance on hot humid days. Maybe do 30 not 50
- Stop more often at 7-11's and such and re-hydrate
- For me, 50 miles would be about 4 + hrs., I would want 128+ ounces of...
06-16-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By dabac

I use a Camelbak-style bladder in a frame bag....

I use a Camelbak-style bladder in a frame bag. Then I use one of those self-retracting yo-yo things as for key cards and similar to hold the nozzle end of the tube to the bar. Makes drinking on the...
06-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By igorgroks

I ride with a hydrapak. Being older fishing for a...

I ride with a hydrapak. Being older fishing for a frame mounted bottle is getting iffy. I don't use additives. You may need them. I don't.
06-14-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By bjamat

Oh i also carry 2 bottles on the bike and one in...

Oh i also carry 2 bottles on the bike and one in the jersey... I try to go through just over 1 bottle per hour because I'm a sweater..... I also try to plan a gas station or cafe stop in the ride for...
06-14-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By bjamat

Thought I'd chime in! I typically only drink carb...

Thought I'd chime in! I typically only drink carb mix like Skratch/Infinit, I hate eating while riding throw in about 70g/carb in each of my bottles... If I'm worried about electrolytes, I throw in...
06-14-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By chadtrent

I used to get the same issues. I switched to...

I used to get the same issues. I switched to drinking HEED several years ago and have not had any issues since then. I carry small ziploc bags of mix on longer rides so that when I stop to refill my...
06-13-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By exercion

I find I really drink a lot on rides, if going by...

I find I really drink a lot on rides, if going by what I read others do. That said, I use camelbak packs, and if it's going to be long, I freeze a bottle or two depending on bike capacity to refill...
06-12-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By gutter007

More water!

2 things ... I usually drink about 40 oz of water an hour when it's that hot. For your ride i would have drank about 120 oz. Also, the day before the ride, prehydrate. So when you start your ride,...
06-07-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By HIPCHIP

Gatorade, or similar, mixed with water, 50/50. ...

Gatorade, or similar, mixed with water, 50/50. Get the largest insulated bottles you can find. I fill mine up with ice cubes then Gatorade and top off with water. If it’s a really warm day I get a...
06-07-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By seypat

Carry a cable lock on your rides. That makes...

Carry a cable lock on your rides. That makes every place with a bathroom/fluids on your routes a SAG.

However, as some have said, cramps are as much about muscle overexertion as about...
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