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What drink do you use as a thirst quencher?

Old 03-27-20, 04:01 PM
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Thirst quencher.. typically just a watermelon flavored Nuun tab in a bottle of water. Maybe half a tab for a shorter ride in cooler weather (really just something to give my drink a tiny bit of flavor.
"Energy Drink" recipe: 1/4 scoop Gatorade powder, 1/2 nuun tab, 1.5 scoops of Maltodextrin powder in a std bike water bottle
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Seriously, on a ride? I assume it has alcohol. Did you read my post? I was speaking of when riding.
You've never drank beer on ride? WTF! We have rides here that all about the beer.
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Old 03-27-20, 05:28 PM
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Plain ole, H2O, here.KB.
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Old 03-27-20, 05:34 PM
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After a 25 mile climb into the mountains, I want sweet and Dr Pepper does the trick.
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Old 03-27-20, 08:39 PM
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Another vote for water... if I'm doing 100km or more, I might put a NUUN tablet in one of my bottles, but that is a 50/50 chance (and I do carry food in case of bonks...but rarely touch it)
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Old 03-27-20, 11:16 PM
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during a ride? pepsi/coke if i need some "rocket fuel" to get over the actual or proverbial hill in the next 45 mins/1 hr.
a beer-preferably a great lager if it's warmer than 80 degrees out. if no beer, a nice chilled mineral water of a subtle nature
such as lime-flavored. if you're hydrating properly pre and post ride, straight water is not necessary unless you're doing a massive
ride or a 90 + degree ride of distance.
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A nice cup of hot Tea with milk and sugar
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Water w a squeeze from 1/2 a lemon
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Old 03-28-20, 02:29 PM
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water in one bottle and water with a bit of Gatorade mix in the other.
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Old 03-28-20, 05:04 PM
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Mornings I drink one pot of coffee. Only one, which is down from the two I was consuming between 6 am and noon some 20 years ago.

Now I mostly I drink water, and an occasional Gatorade. My favorite hydration mixes are the Skratch products. No carbonated drinks.

At meals it's about 50/50 water or unsweetened tea, depending on my mood.
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Lately I've been putting a quarter cup of maple syrup in my bottle.
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water for 2 hours or under. Coke or Pepsi for a pick me up at that point if continuing
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Originally Posted by BookFinder View Post
Mornings I drink one pot of coffee. Only one, which is down from the two I was consuming between 6 am and noon some 20 years ago.
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Just curious.. how many cups of coffee are in one of your pots? My pot is somewhere around 5-6 mugs of coffee.
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Just curious.. how many cups of coffee are in one of your pots? My pot is somewhere around 5-6 mugs of coffee.
Since you asked, I measured it out of curiosity. The decanter holds 30 ounces, so I get three 8 oz mugs and a 6 ounce final out of it.

The coffee maker is a Black & Decker drip type maker. The decanter is a never-washed (rinsed only) stainless version that my wife is scared to touch.
My blood pressure is normal, but I will admit that sometimes my attention span is deficit...
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Morning: Coffee
Daytime: sparkling water/plain water
For riding NUUN is my favorite!
Evening: some nice tea.
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Water is all you really need. Anything else will produce a buildup of residue over time that'll be hard to clean. If anything else, I put a bit of lemon juice in it.
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Water or diluted Gatorade for longer rides.
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Gatorade

I was pedaling a loaded bike through Tennessee in the summer, 95 degree heat/ 95% humidity. I was dieing, water didn't help. Bought Gatorade for first time and it worked. Have been a believer ever since and always carry it with me.
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I was pedaling a loaded bike through Tennessee in the summer, 95 degree heat/ 95% humidity. I was dieing, water didn't help. Bought Gatorade for first time and it worked. Have been a believer ever since and always carry it with me.
What flavor Gatorade? I've tried the Powder Mix Lemon-Lime and didn't like it.
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In the winter, I normally come back from my 40+ mile rides with water still in my water bottle. Summer is a different story, however -- sugar-free Gatorade or Powerade (two quarts on a riding day) hits the spot, and the extra salt also prevents post-ride cramps in this old man's legs.
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Tailwind. Never let me down. And the Berry flavor is tasty.
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Zym

My favorite electrolyte is Zym. Unlike other brands, Zym has the perfect amount of flavor for my taste, and the flavors are straight forward. One tablet in a 24 oz bottle is just right for me on the bike. Or, when camping, Iíll put a tablet into a cup of water and enjoy as a breakfast drink (yes, I remember Tang!). I also find the tablets are convenient for traveling, even if just to mitigate the effects of a hangover ;-)

The only problem with Zym is purchasing, as REI and too many other retailers have been suckered in to selling those disgusting Nuun tablets ó gross! So I purchase Zym directly online, getting several tubes of each flavor in an order.

Good luck!

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PS: I have no commercial interest in Zym and simply have been a very satisfied customer for years.

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I've been using Cytomax for years and I have come to realize that, unless I am doing an endurance ride, I basically only need something to quench my thirst. Water works, but a sweetened drink works even better. I have tried powdered Iced-Tea recently and it worked fine and taste great. What have you tried or use as a thirst quencher?
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