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Thread: handcycle racers, where do you put your GU

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    how can you figure out how many calories you burn?

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    I burn over 2,000 calories on a 27 mile Training ride and I have to eat at least a cliff bar with water and Gatorade mixed in my bottle. I sometimes have Cliff blocks I use during races and I put them opened in my phanny pack around my legs and just grab when I need. I drink about every 25 to 35 minutes during a Race. I have to drink often with my Asthma meds make me thirsty and I no way want to get dehydrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrolling View Post
    how can you figure out how many calories you burn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash86 View Post
    I burn over 2,000 calories on a 27 mile Training ride and I have to eat at least a cliff bar with water and Gatorade mixed in my bottle. I sometimes have Cliff blocks I use during races and I put them opened in my phanny pack around my legs and just grab when I need. I drink about every 25 to 35 minutes during a Race. I have to drink often with my Asthma meds make me thirsty and I no way want to get dehydrated.
    I drink a ton. I mix gu roctane powered and gu electrolyte powder. you guys have to remember i'm a quad with quad clubs lol.

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    quad clubs lol
    I cant take any gels it makes me way more thirsty than I already get. I haven't tried GU so I cant say that about that brand though.

    is the gu roctane and gu electrolyte powders pretty good? do they come in flavors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    lol. gu energy gel. they are a sponsor, good stuff.
    To me, the stuff tastes like petroleum jelly with a touch of Kool-Aide flavouring. I gag for a mile after I use it, but it does work. It is fuel not food-that is what I tell myself anyway
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    Hmmm, I'll have to get some GU for the upcoming Vermont marathon, I use to eat a cliff bar halfway through the race, but it dried out my mouth wicked bad, I generally drink a couple bottles of water too that i keep in my cage and do so going down hill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash86 View Post
    quad clubs lol
    I cant take any gels it makes me way more thirsty than I already get. I haven't tried GU so I cant say that about that brand though.

    is the gu roctane and gu electrolyte powders pretty good? do they come in flavors?
    I like it a lot. straight water just isn't enough for me. give them a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidan416 View Post
    To me, the stuff tastes like petroleum jelly with a touch of Kool-Aide flavouring. I gag for a mile after I use it, but it does work. It is fuel not food-that is what I tell myself anyway
    some flavors taste better than others. I like strawberry banana, orange and lime the best. yes it does work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Leatherbee View Post
    Hmmm, I'll have to get some GU for the upcoming Vermont marathon, I use to eat a cliff bar halfway through the race, but it dried out my mouth wicked bad, I generally drink a couple bottles of water too that i keep in my cage and do so going down hill.
    try it. good stuff
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    I ordered some last night but most any drinks that you add powder too you constantly have to shake them so it wont settle at the bottom and I couldn't find that answer on there page.

    I assume you don't?

    thanks

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