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what does everyone drink(11 posts)

what does everyone drinklilgeerts72
Apr 7, 2002 10:35 PM
i just got my first road bike this weekend, and as my distances start to increase so will my consumption. i was just wondering what you drink on the road. i have two bottles on my bike that i can use. one of the people at the bike shop said gatorage will make my bike and my hands all sticky. any opinions? thanks.
re: what does everyone drinkmanofsteel
Apr 7, 2002 10:55 PM
A powdered product called Accelerade mixed with mostly gatorade works for me. It is one of the few energy drinks that contains a good amount of protein, which aids in muscle recovery. However, Accelerade is expensive and you can only find the product in health food specialty stores or online bike shops, etc. You can find gatorade powder at grocery stores. And yes, if you are careless during rides gatorade can become sticky. Good news is you know where it's dirty when cleaning time comes around. Welcome to the Road!
Shiner usually...Guinness if I need the carbs....JBurton
Apr 7, 2002 11:19 PM
Seriously, I found Powerade (the blue kind) in powdered form and I mix it using half the recommended scoop. But only if my ride is longer than an hour. If under an hour, I just drink water.
I drink Dihydrous MonoxideAlexx
Apr 8, 2002 3:10 AM
It's been proven to be the best fluid known for replenishing a dehydrated body, and it's quite inexpensive, too! I never go on a ride without at least 2 bottles. It's really the best drink by far.
Me too.Ahimsa
Apr 8, 2002 9:31 AM
I try to drink it even when I'm not riding. I like it so much that I've had a several taps installed in my house to dispense it!

Sometimes I bathe in it as well. And it is the best for washing the bike.

Try that with Gatorade!

Easily the most useful of the sports drinks.


Oh, lots of wonderful brew!Leisure
Apr 8, 2002 12:04 AM
I like Absolut Kurant, Blackhaus blackberry Schnapps (chilled), assorted combinations of Kahlua, Irish Cream, and assorted Schnapps with Bacardi rums, Absolut Mandarin, and such. One thing I tried was hot cider with the Butterscotch Schnapps and Bacardi 151. Goes down smooth; quite the variety drink. Yeah sure, I still lean a bit towards the fruitier drinks, and am also allergic to beer. Ah well.
Apr 8, 2002 3:51 AM
Sometimes I mix in a little fluorescent sugar water, but not too often, and usually only for rides of more than 100 km.
will you be holding the gatorade in your hands?SteveO
Apr 8, 2002 4:17 AM
even if you were so messy that youre getting gatorade on your hands and bike... they'll both wash clean. Dont worry about what the bikeshop guy said and use whatever works for you.

remember, everyone's body is difft, fuel that works for one person doesnt necessarily work for the other.
Duff Of Course!RadicalRonPruitt
Apr 8, 2002 4:33 AM
re: GookinAid, ERGdzrider
Apr 8, 2002 4:37 AM
Glucose and electrolytes in an affordable powder. The stuff has been on the market for 20 years or so, and I like it the best of any I've tried. Ultima is another good one, but costs a lot and doesn't seem to give me the energy boost I get from GookinAid. My second choice is to drink water and eat sweets such as Gu, Fig Newtons, and Pay Day Candy bars.
re: what does everyone drinkIronbutt
Apr 8, 2002 3:27 PM
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. Failing that, a Magnet is quite acceptable. Please do not overchill.