Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

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Graham K
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Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby Graham K » Mon Jan 07, 2013 19:02 pm

What products do people use or take whilst out,
I used to have a load of Lucozade powders, gels and jelly beans but run out of stock so looking at restocking the cupboard.

Froomes Edgar
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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby Froomes Edgar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 19:47 pm

Well, I imagine given how many BR members there are, practically any foodstuff that's solid or can be placed in a sealed container of some sort has been stuffed in a back pocket and consumed whilst riding.

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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby Graham K » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:12 pm

Froomes Edgar wrote:Well, I imagine given how many BR members there are, practically any foodstuff that's solid or can be placed in a sealed container of some sort has been stuffed in a back pocket and consumed whilst riding.

Hope this helps


Agreed very much, You could say I have been out of the loop to a fashion as I have had a constant free supply of 1 brand until recently, and going into 5 shops I would prob find 5 different brands of product,
I know we have different tastes and preferences but I am sure the wider audience would've experimented more product brands than I have.

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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby Froomes Edgar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:18 pm

Try whatever cereal bar is on BOGOF at your local supermarket

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GiantMike
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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby GiantMike » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:23 pm

Up to 1 hour - nothing
1-2 hours - 750ml bottle with some powder
2+ hrs - 2 bottles and maybe some food if over 3 hours

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ShutUpLegs
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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby ShutUpLegs » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:38 pm

You don't need all the sugary stuff so no need to restock

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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby danowat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:45 pm

On rides of over 2.5 - 3 hrs, High 5 4:1.

stinger53
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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby stinger53 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:03 pm

a banana before a ride
on any ride just water.
on longer rides a flapjack or 2
and a glass or 2 or milk at the the end and a bit of fruit
used to buy those recovery drinks and energy drinks. but what i have know is just as good. if not a little better as no additives. and much cheaper

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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby TakeTurns » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:39 pm

Stick to bananas. Cheap, natural and get the job done.

I use Powergels only when racing and some high5 powder in my water. Although I have seen people whip out bananas during racing too.

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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Tue Jan 08, 2013 00:44 am

I like SIS Go electrolyte drink

other than that bananas and an emergency power bar are my choice of fuel for general riding.

oh and when I'm home from Uni (and have access to a kitchen) I make rice cakes.

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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby Herbsman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 09:44 am

Depends on duration, surely?

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SBezza
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Re: Drinks/Powders/Gels etc

Postby SBezza » Tue Jan 08, 2013 09:47 am

They are all much the same really, water and sugar with a few bits of salt in.

For me whilst training

Up to 3 hours just water
Over 3 hours, one bottle of water, one with a mix of squash, coconut milk and water, and a few flapjacks

I only use energy gels in races


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