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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:03 pm
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watt price tully wrote:
Don’t drink sports drinks unless you’re doing marathons or riding 100’s of km’s per day. Best not to have any at all.


I am a bit late to this conversation but as an avid road cyclist I don't completely agree with you. It also depends on the intensity of the ride. There's a big difference between riding flat Beach Road and in the hills.

A hard two hour ride in the hills at home just to the north east of Melbourne sees me burn up to 1900 kilojoules. If I was just drinking water and eating slowly digesting carbs I would be done after an hour when the muscles' glycogen reserves started to diminish.

After 30 years' experimenting I have for the last couple of years been drinking a home made recipe - water with added glucose powder and maltodextrin powder. That works far better for me, and for many others, than the mass marketed sports drinks which I now avoid. I don't mind grabbing a Coke from the vending machine at the gatehouse near the top of Falls Creek though if I have a gap on some of the other riders. A sugar hit then works wonders.

My work commute is an easy 29km each way but for that I am just spinning so there's no need for anything other than water.
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