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Old 05-06-2013, 09:18 AM
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Nice work Troae. 50 days is awesome. Congratulations.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:48 AM
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Troae, congrats on 50 days! Way cool!! Keep it up!
Rainy day here in so cal so instead of the usual Monday road ride, I'm setting up the trainer in the garage. Hopefully it'll be a good workout...
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:23 PM
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Nice job on the 50 days Troae. It only gets better

Thanks for all the pics everyone, beautiful scenery and an another nice bike from Santiago.

We haven't had so many bikers in this thread since I joined. Thankfully Uncle is lifting enough for almost all of us with his impressive workouts

It was a beautiful day today and after a stressful week with no cycling, I canceled my morning lesson and went out for a ride. 118km in 4,5 hours which is officially the longest distance I have ever done in a single ride 118km Strava Graph

However the last 2 hours were really though, I ran out of water, despite bringing three 0,5 liters bottles with me. Then I bought an 0,5 liter Aquarius at a gas station but it was gone in 30 minutes, so I did the last 1,5 hour without any water.

How much do you guys drink during long rides/runs and more importantly how do you bring all that water along?
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:05 PM
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Depending on heat I drink a bottle an hour. I also add Nuun to it as well. Great for hydrating.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:07 PM
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Oh and there's usually always a water stop....be it a park or gas station but on more rural rides I'd wear my camelbak.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:31 PM
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Geralt - Excellent job on your ride. As far as water goes, when its hot I where a camel back that is about 2 liters and I will put 2 large bottles on the bike. There are camel backs that are pretty breathable and low profile. A lot of people would never where a camel back on a road ride but I have to.

Triathlynne - I have tried the nuun. I actually have some now, but for rides I need more sugar. I have been experimenting with Skratch. I like that a lot.

Just did a road run, 4.2 miles. Speaking of water, I found these 4 oz hand helds that are great for shorter runs. Maybe I'll post a pic. Used cytomax this time.

Thanks for all the great posts and hard work.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:55 PM
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It is 85 degrees here! 20 above average! Ack!
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Nice route Geralt! I imagine it is a bit hillier than over in the Haarlem/Amsterdam area. I miss riding over there - the 60 km Ringvaart was a perfect recovery ride - flat, smooth, and the only place in the world where you ride alongside a river, and end up right back where you started! Ah, the Dutch - they're so smart they can make rivers flow in circles! ;-)

For long events, particularly mountain bike races over 1.5 hours, I'll typically wear a Camelback. For road racing, I'll tend to carry two bottles on the bike, and cram another one or two in the jersey pockets. For cyclo-cross, I just drank a liter of water before the race and threw the bottle off to the side.

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Nice job on the 50 days Troae. It only gets better

Thanks for all the pics everyone, beautiful scenery and an another nice bike from Santiago.

We haven't had so many bikers in this thread since I joined. Thankfully Uncle is lifting enough for almost all of us with his impressive workouts

It was a beautiful day today and after a stressful week with no cycling, I canceled my morning lesson and went out for a ride. 118km in 4,5 hours which is officially the longest distance I have ever done in a single ride 118km Strava Graph

However the last 2 hours were really though, I ran out of water, despite bringing three 0,5 liters bottles with me. Then I bought an 0,5 liter Aquarius at a gas station but it was gone in 30 minutes, so I did the last 1,5 hour without any water.

How much do you guys drink during long rides/runs and more importantly how do you bring all that water along?
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Beautiful day today! Extended my ride home by about 6 miles, and headed into the short, steep rollers on my fixed gear bike. Oh yeah! Legs burning, lungs heaving, heart pounding - fun stuff!

About 26 total miles today. A nice start to the week.

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Troae - Fixie no brakes? Or ss? I love single speed. I think mine is 32x22 for climbing.
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I run a flip/flop rear hub. Depends on what type of ride I'm doing. I'll ride free hub when I'm mixing it up with any kind of peloton, or just want to be lazy. Fixie for when I want to wear my skinny jeans and messenger bag.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:10 PM
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Geralt - way to go with 118k ride...that's huge!

Troae - good work on 50 days!

I rode solo Saturday morning and did 75k. I did an out and back and didn't really twig to how much wind was at my back on the out...was flying! Then made the turn and realized the work I had ahead of me for the return ride. I averaged just over 30kph on the way out and just 26kph on the return.

I didn't take anything in the way of food with me and bonked badly down the stretch. Came off the bike really wobbly and green and was a bit of a mess for the rest of the day! I have to start having a nutrition plan for these types of rides...300 calories per hour is what I've been told.

What kind of foods do you take with you on a long ride?
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:10 PM
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Troae, ....57 days for me today.



Today was hill repeats in preparation for race the train in Colorado in three weeks.



A 7.5 mile climb with 2126 feet of elevation gain..... 3 times.

Total elevation gain 6378 feet ....22.5 miles of climbing.....total miles 45 finishing in 3:52 minutes in the saddle.

Legs were pretty fried as I was finishing the 3rd time up.....feel dang good kicking back in recliner right now!

Have a great night and day tomorrow everyone....
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Tipping point. I take bananas and homemade protein bites that are really yummy. I also love the packets of Justin's peanut butter and the chocolate almond butter too mmmmmmmmmmm. I've been known to stuff a boiled egg in my back pocket too. Not a good suggestion though lol.

Santiago congrats on 57 days! That's wonderful. Keep on climbing
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:29 PM
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Sorry just getting caught up on all the other posts today.

Really nice rides and runs everyone.
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Favorite hydration is HEED by hammer gel products. Does not upset my stomach like many others and tastes good. Fuel and electrolytes in one. Love the lemon lime.
My goal is always 25 ounces - about a bottle 45 - 60 minutes. Plan loops or water refills at ranger stations gas stations etc. I bring baggies of pre measured heed to mix new bottles in route.
That is my major fuel but do love the stinger products something to chew on occasionally
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Mountain biking is of course a camelback for hands free .
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Tippingpoint - I bonked several times until I did some research. Sugar. Your body needs sugar. I ran for 20 years, but did not know what a bonk was until I started biking. Sugar. Too much solid food will make you bonk worse. Your stomach can't digest it when you are on a long hard ride. I haven't tried heed, by cytomax, gu brew or skratch are bonk busters.

Sorry, I have ranted about sugars before, but there are some pretty strong studies on the subject. Even rinsing and spitting something sweet has been proven to improve performance.

And IMHO I think 26kph into a headwind is pretty awesome. Nice work.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:36 PM
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Nice workouts everyone and thanks for the water advice. I checked out the water/camelbags and that would be a great solution, some are even 3 liters, so with the 2 bottles on my bike I would have 4 liters, enough for the long rides. I am only worried if my back wouldn't sweat too much from the camelback, which was always the case when carrying a backpack. There are always plenty water stops during races/tour rides but on solo rides I hate stopping at gas-stations, they only have small water bottles and charge 2 euro's for it

About the food, long solo rides are always a good excuse to eat some sugars or at least some fast carbs like white bread. One advice don't bring a Snickers or chocolate on a warm day, unless you want a melted one

Have a good day everyone!
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:23 AM
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Wow...awesome advice everyone! I will check out some of the products mentioned.
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Hi, all.

A lot of bike riders here) I did cycling class today - it was great, though without stunning views)

See you all later.

Have great workouts.
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6 mioe run in sunday, apin class on monday and three mile run tonight with my daughter. I actually tripped and fell tonight on a crack in the road. I sort of wrenched my back. hopefully not too bad.

Lots of biking going on here!
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