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Anyone use Accelerade during rides?(4 posts)

Anyone use Accelerade during rides?DoothaBartman
Sep 16, 2001 8:15 PM
The GNC in my town never seems to have more than two or three packets of gels at any given time so I decided to buy a can of Accelerade to meet my on the bike nutritional needs. Any opinions or personal testimonies will be greatly appreciated.
re: Anyone use Accelerade during rides?Sharky
Sep 17, 2001 4:52 AM
I have been using it(lemon-lime) for a few weeks now and my wife runs marathons and uses it all the time. It seems easy on the stomach and does provide energy, although on longer rides I need an energy bar or two also. I started carrying it in plastic baggies and mixing it with water in the water bottle. I think its worth checking out.
re: Anyone use Accelerade during rides?look271
Sep 17, 2001 6:28 AM
I've been using it in combo with hammer gel. I feel really good when I use it. 1 bottle h20 w/ hammer gel mixed in, 1 bottle Accelerade. I seem to have more endurance using this system, plus the orange tastes like "Tang" and that ain't all bad!
Sep 17, 2001 12:29 PM
I've used it this year with good results (not scientific, mind you). I do seem to have more energy for longer rides. I usually freeze two bottles the night before long rides (60-80 miles) and refrigerate a hydrosack of the stuff. I drink the hydrosack mix first, then get to the bottles which are slushy by then. Accelerade is much better tasting cold and the literature I've read seems to indicate better absorption when cold as well.