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Re: [RC] Secrets to Hydration??? help...... - rdcarrie

Yes, another example of what Maryann menations...we all have our differences, and one needs to experiment and find out what works best of each of us.  Me, I'm still working on it.  The camelbak is a huge help to *me* and I'm still trying to work out an eating/drinking regimen that will help further.   
 
Dawn in East Texas
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Truman Prevatt <tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: RDCARRIE@xxxxxxx
Cc: karlawatson@xxxxxxxxxxx; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, 23 May 2005 06:04:31 -0400
Subject: Re: [RC] Secrets to Hydration??? help......

RDCARRIE@xxxxxxx wrote: 
 
> In a message dated 5/22/2005 9:10:25 PM Central Standard Time, > tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: 

>> My experience with camelbaks was the heat the keep in because to the 
>> large amount of surface area they covered was a huge problem. > 


> They do make my back hot. However, I for some reason never seem to > "remember" to get water bottles out to drink. I'll go an entire loop > and not pull them out. (Of course, I *am* blonde...). My husband got > me the camelbak after I had to pull from a 50 at 38 miles from > heat/dehydration problems (had been puking off the side of my horse > for the previous 5 miles or so). Another rider (ride vet Linda > Reznicek) came upon me sitting motionless on my horse, blacking in and > ; out, and got my horse to follow hers the remaining few miles to camp. > I'll take a hot patch on my back to *that* experience any time. I'll > drink every little while out of the Camelbak, no problem. 

> Dawn in East Texas 
 
I had the opposite experience. I started using the Camelbak and started to get sick. It was great for conditioning rides but for a full 50 - at about 35 or 40 I'd be into the puking routine. Throw away the Camelbak - problem ended. I've talked to a few long distance bike racers and they tell me that most bikers have gone back to water bottles since they were having heat retention problems with a Camelbak. 
 
The important thing is to drink early and drink often. If you wait till thirsty you are already too far gone. 
 
Truman 
 
--  
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein 
 
 

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Re: [RC] Secrets to Hydration??? help......, RDCARRIE
Re: [RC] Secrets to Hydration??? help......, Truman Prevatt