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Old 02-22-21, 01:13 AM
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Wine. Just like the OG early Tour De France riders did during the previous turn of the century.
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Old 02-22-21, 02:02 AM
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First bottle water
second bottle HEED
third bottle Sailor Jerry & root beer
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Old 02-22-21, 08:43 PM
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Hydration tablets...
I drink Nuun electrolyte tablets for pretty much everything dehydrating that I might do. Sometimes I even take one the evening before and if I forgot to take one during a strenuous or long ride, I'll take one after. In general if I know I'm going to sweat, I'll hydrate the day before as well as the day of.
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Old 02-22-21, 10:56 PM
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today, about four 12oz bottles of water and a 12oz pepsi. oh, and technically two draft pints of sapporo lager but that was at the very end when i only had 1.8 miles to go. ride was 102 miles with temps from the mid-60ís to the upper 70ís.

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Old 02-23-21, 11:44 PM
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Ouch! For me it's the opposite. The Nuuns prevent migraines. I saw Liquid I.V. at the store and would like to try that too.
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Old 02-24-21, 03:40 PM
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Weekday rides (around 90 minutes): 1 bottle of water, half during the winter. Last week I forgot my bottle and it was cool enough to not need any.
Weekend rides (3+ hours): 1 bottle of water, 1 bottle of electrolyte mix (whatever is on sale). Currently using Cytomax. I replenish with water when/if I can find it.

During the hotter months, for the longer rides, I will carry an additional electrolyte tablet.
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Old 02-25-21, 02:55 PM
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Water only on rides up to about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Beyond that something with some electrolytes (or just sugar) after the first bottle makes the second part of the ride go better. Anything seems to work for me: Gatorade, HEED, Coca Cola, ice tea.
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Old 03-29-21, 05:42 PM
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As far as Nunn hydration tablets. I avoid Gu and other similar products after getting migraines on the rides of which I 've used them. Maybe certain flavors, I don't know but not willing to experiment. A friend gave me a pack of Nunn tablets as a birthday gift last year. I tried then and boom, sure enough, another migraine headache on the ride.

Not sure who else is prone to migraines from certain products, but I avoid them. I do fine with lots of water and a sports drink on long rides. Not worth a migraine imo.
Could be too much electrolytes. I get the same thing if I drink one of the big regular bottles of Gatorade if I haven't sweat much. I've gotten similar with other electrolyte type drinks. So I save them for when I sweat really hard on warm days.
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Gatorade tastes terrible and has too much sugar; try Pocari Sweat instead. Better yet, drink coconut water (from a real coconut).
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Old 05-21-21, 10:17 AM
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Coconut Water
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Old 08-05-21, 09:29 AM
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LMNT electrolyte powder in 1 bottle and just regular water in the other. I sweat a lot so the LMNT keeps me hydrated well enough for the hot rides.
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Old 08-05-21, 11:57 AM
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Up to an hour and a half, I bring one large water bottle of H2O.

Longer than that, I use NUUN tablets, one and a half tablets per large water bottle. (They're pretty easy to snap more or less in half - they used to be scored for exactly that purpose.) I also carry a second large water bottle filled with water. I also have a tube of NUUNs in my saddlebag. That way, I have options with the second bottle. I can just drink water from it. I can drop NUUNs into the second bottle if I need/want to. On a hot day, I can squirt my head, face and back with the water. Or, if I'm riding with my good friend (we've known each other since 1srt grade), I can squirt water on him. Especially if he's riding my wheel where I can just squirt the bottle over my shoulder.
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Old 09-15-21, 06:20 PM
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I used to drink Gatorade powder mix but nowadays I just drink water because it's easier to clean the bottles (and the bike when it gets splashed around). I do eat candy (e.g. gummy bears), an ever-changing assortment of gels, nuts, and whatever other snacks I bring on impulse.
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Old 09-15-21, 06:50 PM
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used to be tap water w/ a few grains of table salt & a squeeze of lemon. ice where appropriate. but since starting Invisalign on my teeth, it's just water now. in the winter it's hot water w/ honey in a Corkcicle canteen
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Old 09-18-21, 08:26 AM
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I mostly drink regular iced water and/or coconut water. I bring a bunch of bars as well. Though most importantly I plan my meals in advance. If I plan on a long ride, I'll eat more carbs than usual the day before. I'll also eat a banana for good measure for the potassium to minimize any chance of leg cramps.
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Old 09-18-21, 01:52 PM
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Tap water. If I run out I'll try to find a source that looks OK, or I'll buy a 'generic'-branded bottled water at a 7-Eleven or other convenience store

I'd rather (sarcastically) say "Rainwater and Grain Alcohol", but here in California we've not had any significant rain in over a year and pure grain alcohol is not legally for sale for drinking.
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