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What do y'all drink when riding besides H20(14 posts)

What do y'all drink when riding besides H20MrCelloBoy
Jun 29, 2001 9:02 AM
I've used Gatorade many a time, and Cytomax and Revenge on occasion.
What does anyone else recommend for electrolyte repalcement on 40+ mile rides?
me too...was gatorade, now trying cytomaxHaiku d'état
Jun 29, 2001 9:18 AM
can't really tell much of a difference so far, but i figure on getting one of the large canisters and trying it on a longer term...

the fruit-punch flavor is my fav so far. mixed weak.
gatorade/water/ensureMade in Taiwan
Jun 30, 2001 12:41 AM
i use two water bottles one with slightly stronger gatorade (mix from costco size jug of powder) and one with plain water. and i carry a can of protein Ensure in my pocket jersey, seems to be the best combo for me
Gatorade and Hammer Gel (nm)ScottH
Jun 29, 2001 9:27 AM
Gatorade ...MrCelloBoy
Jun 29, 2001 9:37 AM
I'm starting to get the impression (from other sources as well as this list) that there's not a huge difference between (cheap) Gatorade and (expensive) other energy drinks as far as basic electrolyte replacement.
There's a column in "Dirt Rag" called "The Old Coot", written in a very down home format. The "coot" once went on about drinking flat Coke with sweetened Kool-aid mixed in then sucking down strawberry jam instead of fancy gels...
Gatorade ...ScottH
Jun 29, 2001 9:40 AM
I've also read that most energy drinks are about the same. I don't recall where though. Gatorade works for me and it's cheap.
re: What do y'all drink when riding besides H20kyvdh
Jun 29, 2001 10:16 AM
I had not done anything other than water until a century in May where they had Gatorade at the rest areas so I filled up with that. That ride went so well that I looked at getting Gatorade for my other rides. When I went to buy I noticed the only thing in the ingredients was some extra sodium; not much different than plain koolaid. I looked at the Walmart brand (orange flavor, cheaper) and it had the same sodium + potassium + magnesium + Vitamin C. I got the Walmart brand and it tastes ok. I mix it a little weak but seems to work fine.
i've been using the walmart brand for a bit and supplementing...Haiku d'état
Jun 29, 2001 12:06 PM
with a bottle of cytomax mixed from an individual sample pack. that walmart stuff tastes like...ech! i'm not sure what, but it's AWFUL! of course, IMHO--but, then again, i'm one to slather tobasco and jalapenos all over a ham sandwich.
re: What do y'all drink when riding besides H20jschrotz
Jun 29, 2001 10:26 AM
I usually use Cytomax, but Revenge is also really good. I've used Revenge during a couple of hard rides this year, and found that I wasn't nearly as fatigued afterwards as I usually am. Your milage may vary though.
Revengegrz mnky
Jun 29, 2001 10:35 AM
Cytomax used to be my fav, but they (Champion Nutrition) sold the brand to Cytosports and they changed the formulation to something nasty and weak. Found that Gatorade really upsets my tum-tum, so the Revenge has been working well - the "sport" version is toned down a bit - I go for the "leaded" variety.
re: What do y'all drink when riding besides H20The Lone Cyclist
Jun 29, 2001 11:22 AM
Store branded apple juice. I vary sweetness by mixing 75% applejuice and 25% water. Cheap and natural.

The Lone Cyclist. I ride alone.
re: What do y'all drink when riding besides H20Lardog
Jun 29, 2001 11:56 AM
I usually do 75% or so Gatorade and 25% water. 2nd bottle carries 100% water. I got a sampler of "Ultima replenisher" I think it's called, it was the same deal.
re: What do y'all drink when riding besides H20Alan B
Jun 29, 2001 12:28 PM
Up to about 25 or 30 miles, Gatorade. Over that, Cytomax.
HydraFuel by Twinlabcoonass
Jun 29, 2001 8:34 PM
and sometimes Emergen-C. Glycoload before and UltraFuel afterwards.
Has anyone tried really helps me on the rides when it gets into the 90's..