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Posted By Machka

You might go with normal sodium V8 during long...

You might go with normal sodium V8 during long rides.
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Posted By Machka

I sit fairly upright on a bicycle. When I...

I sit fairly upright on a bicycle.

When I was doing the really long distances, as a part of my training, I did a lot of core work. Having a strong core helped me sit with good posture on the...
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Yes, definitely. I went through a whole...

Yes, definitely.

I went through a whole process of trying to find decent cycling shorts for long distance riding several years ago. I tried on all kinds of shorts, mens and womens, brands from...
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Posted By Machka

1. If your bicycle fits properly, and you've got...

1. If your bicycle fits properly, and you've got the right saddle, and you are wearing the right clothing, there's rarely any chafing. I don't use any creams.
2. A person would make stops. Small...
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Don't eat anything unusual, and try to avoid...

Don't eat anything unusual, and try to avoid spicy food.
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Hydration ... aim for one 750 ml bottle of water...

Hydration ... aim for one 750 ml bottle of water and/or sports drink and/or other beverages every 1 to 1.5 hours. This will depend on heat, wind, effort etc.

So, what I usually do is to drink a...
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Regarding training ... ride regularly, and build...

Regarding training ... ride regularly, and build your distance slowly and steadily.

For example, you might do longer rides on weekends, plus evenings rides or commuting 3-4 days a week.

-- Keep...
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To expand on a couple tips which have already...

To expand on a couple tips which have already been provided ...

Ride your own ride.

Especially on organised centuries, it can be very tempting to attempt to keep up with the faster riders....
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Posted By Machka

I'll start with this one ... Nutrition --...

I'll start with this one ...

Nutrition
-- Aim to consume approx. 200-300 calories per hour during your century or longer ride. The calories could come from liquid nutrition or from solid food....
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Posted By Machka

Tips for riding a Century

If you have ridden a century (100 miles) or longer ride, do you have some tips to share for those who are training for a century or longer ride next year, next week, or anything in between?

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