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post #11 of 21 Old 06-18-2013, 11:07 PM
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natural based electrolyte
hahah I love it, sounds like a new code word for the tarantula tequilla ! Is kinda surprising when you get the bottles mixed up.
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hahah I love it, sounds like a new code word for the tarantula tequilla ! Is kinda surprising when you get the bottles mixed up.
lol. Sorry. I just meant one without all the HFCS and sugars....and any other weird add-ins besides what is necessary for replenishment.

I've not heard of tarantula tequilla...sounds...well....not good . Also sounds like trouble on the trail
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post #13 of 21 Old 06-19-2013, 04:00 PM
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I always ride with 2 water bottles (which I will freeze part of before the ride if its going to be a hot one, so you can add water to it and it keeps it chilled while on trail).

I used to ride with a bottle of gatorade or some other "sports drink" in place of one water bottle, but I hated the chemical taste and would have to cut it by 1/2 or even 2/3s with water before I could gag it down. That worked ok for some 50s.. but once the temps went into the 90s or the ride distance increased past about 70 miles, the migraines and accompanying dizziness and shakiness would start.

In asking around, I found out a lot of people were using capsule-form electrolytes meant for human endurance runners. I was skeptical, as I have a weenie stomach during a ride and it doesn't take much to make me feel sick. I figured as soon as the capsule dissolved, I would be puking. But after trying every drink imaginable and having nothing work, I figured what the hell. I do eat a granola bar as a chaser (they are one of the few foods I can consistently eat at a ride) just in case, but I have never had even a funny feeling after taking the elyte capsules.

What a difference!!! Not only did it keep the migraines at bay, it actually dramatically reduced and in some cases stopped the after-ride muscle soreness. I rode the OD 100 last year with no soreness at all after the ride, then did a 2-day 100 the following weekend and again had no even a twinge. I would never have believed it!


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Soooo, I'm kinda into health a little bit. And I decided to look at this a tiny bit more, as I would like to get into endurance riding. Here's something that popped up when I googled, "electrolyte fruit".

Here's a link to the page I pulled the image from with a little more info. http://foodbabe.com/2012/07/10/the-s...tes-naturally/


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I find that fascinating from a mental standpoint..but no way in hell would I be able to talk my stomach into keeping any of that down during a ride.

There are people who can and do eat tons of things during rides that make me shudder (I once was almost sick from seeing another rider across the hold eating a meatball sandwich, which under normal circumstances I would love).. but I may be looking to try a couple of those blends for coping with normal hot summer chores.


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The trick is get hydrated and take your electrolytes before you ride. I like coconut water and usually take raisins with me on the trail. I always have at least 4 bottles with me in the summer even for a short ride.

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Dawn you ever tried a seasick pill before a ride ? I rarely need them but used to always keep some in my shaving kit from working on tug boats. I got real popular at the Biltmore 100 last year, couple people I gave them too said they really helped alot on the eat drink cutting nausea issue.
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The trick is get hydrated and take your electrolytes before you ride. I like coconut water and usually take raisins with me on the trail. I always have at least 4 bottles with me in the summer even for a short ride.
I love coconut water. I also often make a trail mix of dried fruits, nuts and dried coconut. I aso like lemon juice, water and a natural sweetener. Iced Lemon Balm tea is also good, lightly sweetened if wanted.
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Dawn you ever tried a seasick pill before a ride ? I rarely need them but used to always keep some in my shaving kit from working on tug boats. I got real popular at the Biltmore 100 last year, couple people I gave them too said they really helped alot on the eat drink cutting nausea issue.
I have actually.. and they make all the difference for me in terms of riding after dark (tried to do that exactly once without taking meclizine.. and omg i will NEVER do it again). However, they didn't make any difference in terms of what I was able to eat during the day. I suspect I need a valium as I am sure the issue is in my head, not my stomach!


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thats why I mentioned the tarantula tequilla, good for what ails you... may need to pick some more up, I am making an apointment to ride Mary Full of Grace at Cre run.... for some reason very very nervous
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