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Good deal! I just ordered 48 packs for $37.92! I just need to drive to a closest REI store to pick them up when they arrive.
 

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New to cycling (again) and never needed any supplements since I only recently worked up to 2+ hr. rides...... do you drink this before, during, or after riding? Does it replace normal water or Gatorade during rides, or in addition to?


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I normally eat and drink before every ride. My usual ride is around 30 miles w/ 2000+ feet of climb, so eat regularly is essential. I would pop a gel every 40-45 minutes or so and drink every 10-15 minutes, whether I am thirsty or not.

Another alternative to gel is buying Quaker Chewy. You can buy a box of 60 bars for about $12 at Costco. Each bar has about 100 calories and is just big enough to fit in your back pockets.
 

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AvantDale said:
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I got 2 boxes (24) for 20.80 after tax.
sweet deal, like the bars :D
 

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Erion929 said:
New to cycling (again) and never needed any supplements since I only recently worked up to 2+ hr. rides...... do you drink this before, during, or after riding? Does it replace normal water or Gatorade during rides, or in addition to?


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Most gels typically offer a quick source of carbs and electrolytes...both necessary when riding over an hour or so...

Hammer Heed (just one of hundreds of sports drinks) will offer the same in a drinkable form if you don't want the gels. Some use gels in addition to elec/carb drinks for extra help.

You can take before, during and after ride. If you are going to do just one, I suggest taking a gel about 30 minutes into your ride with a chase of water...
 
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