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RE: [RC] What do riders eat during a ride - Kristen A Fisher

A few weeks ago I noticed that Power Bar was making a gel electrolyte for
people - it was $1.29 for one package. I walked it over to the juice section
of the store and found that most of the cranberry juices [particularly the
light sugar versions] had as much sodium and more potassium than the
"electrolyte." And the juices are more cost effective than the Power Bar
product, provide as much or more energy, and also some liquid.

Just something to consider if you are thinking about fancy products! I can't
eat solids either so I plan to supplement my 2% milk and Boost with more
juice in camp [and Emergen-C as needed] and a Camelbak for on trail.


Just to throw in my 2 cents on the what you eat thing. I eat 
everything that doesn't eat me first. I used to not drink 
coffee before a ride and I got headaches. So I started 
drinking coffee...just drinking it earlier. I don't do any 
weird goo or anything. Crangrape will avoid the dehydration 
"fake urinary infection feeling" (gotta pee but not really)  
Drink Gatorade in the check, water on the trail (can't dump 
gatorade on the horse so don't carry it on the trail). 
Powerade is one of the few things that has ever upset my 
stomach on the trail. Sandwiches, chips, crackers, the 
leftover yogurt from mixing the electrolytes, fruit snacks. 


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