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Jawbone 06-01-04 08:19 PM

Carb farts?
 
This is kinda embarrassing... at first, I noticed that during and after long rides in the saddle, I would get the toots. Big rippers. :eek: I considered my diet on these rides and concluded that Gatorade gave me gas. Then I went out on a long ride without a carb-laced drink and, lo, I STILL got the toots. So I'm thinking it's not so much the Gatorade as it is the carbohydrate in it. Perhaps it's got something to do with how I metabolize the carbs. Has anyone else experienced this?

slvoid 06-01-04 09:03 PM

What do you eat before the ride?

ions 06-01-04 10:06 PM

Heh, try a high protein diet and see what happens! :o

Jawbone 06-02-04 05:52 AM


Originally Posted by slvoid
What do you eat before the ride?

Nothing out of the ordinary. Before a big ride, I'll usually have raisin bran and.... oh wait a sec... you think the bran would do it?

John M 06-02-04 05:56 AM

Yes! I use to have the same problem when I ate a big bowl and rode with my bud :rolleyes: He just returned the favor :eek:

I do eat shreaded wheat and this does have that effect ~ 2 - 3 hrs later.

Tourister 06-02-04 06:05 AM

Are you using milk ?.. I have become lactose intolerant... All it takes is a little milk and stand back.... Can't drink the stuff anymore..

lsits 06-02-04 07:25 AM

Stay in the front. :)

slvoid 06-02-04 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by Jawbone
Nothing out of the ordinary. Before a big ride, I'll usually have raisin bran and.... oh wait a sec... you think the bran would do it?

Do you feel stomach cramps and have a lot of gas? As someone else pointed out, the raisin bran might not do it but the milk sure would. I drink soymilk because I'm lactose intolerant. Normal dairy products don't affect me as much as milk would. One cup and you can power a windmill off me.

Jawbone 06-02-04 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by slvoid
Do you feel stomach cramps and have a lot of gas? As someone else pointed out, the raisin bran might not do it but the milk sure would. I drink soymilk because I'm lactose intolerant. Normal dairy products don't affect me as much as milk would. One cup and you can power a windmill off me.

No cramps at all. I feel great during the ride. It's just that I get these wicked toots. Not a problem when I'm riding with the boys, but chicks don't like that. I mean, they like it when I'm at the front of the paceline cuz I'm big and can break wind big time, but... :rolleyes:

I don't think I drink enough milk for that to be a problem. Like, I can be out all day on a century for example, where I drink lots of water and gatorade - no milk products at all - and blast up a storm. Maybe it's just the way I'm built...

Brillig 06-02-04 10:27 AM

Those are afterburners. Use them for an extra boost when launching into your sprint.

oxologic 06-03-04 06:46 AM

Nothing to do with carbohydrates. I've read that models who go on high-protein diets and low on carbohydrates fart more.

slvoid 06-03-04 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by Jawbone
I mean, they like it when I'm at the front of the paceline cuz I'm big and can break wind big time

That is the WORST use of the phrase "breaking wind" at the front of a paceline that I have ever heard in my life...

John M 06-03-04 07:28 AM


Originally Posted by slvoid
That is the WORST use of the phrase "breaking wind" at the front of a paceline that I have ever heard in my life...

LOL!!

Portis 06-03-04 09:06 AM

Why did i open this thread?

MKRG 06-03-04 10:20 AM

Because you, like the rest of us, have an airy arse. Be proud of it! Make 'em pay if they're going to grab your wheel!

Trouble 06-03-04 11:34 AM

Raisins do it for me. I eat almost a cup on long rides and toot for hours.

tanggoman 06-07-04 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by oxologic
Nothing to do with carbohydrates. I've read that models who go on high-protein diets and low on carbohydrates fart more.

Low-carb, high-protein diets can make your fart really really stinky... so it means supermodels have really bad farts?!?!? i think so!!!! :D

flyefisher 06-07-04 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by Jawbone
This is kinda embarrassing... at first, I noticed that during and after long rides in the saddle, I would get the toots. Big rippers. :eek: I considered my diet on these rides and concluded that Gatorade gave me gas. Then I went out on a long ride without a carb-laced drink and, lo, I STILL got the toots. So I'm thinking it's not so much the Gatorade as it is the carbohydrate in it. Perhaps it's got something to do with how I metabolize the carbs. Has anyone else experienced this?


I can rip some fierce ones myself. I've been known to stir up a race pretty good. I haven't yet figured out how to use it to my advantage in the races yet...

late 06-07-04 07:37 PM

Glad I'm not the only one. You could try Gas-X.

Carb 07-03-04 10:08 PM


Originally Posted by Ranger
Why did i open this thread?

Yeah, really. A disgusting bit of CARB bashing if I ever saw one!

:eek:


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