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2.5 A Long Distance Ride

March 14, 2017

This winter, while on the Big Island trying out the Ironman route to Hawi, I realized that I wasn't riding the long distances.

On my old 1998 Trek, I have ridden up to the 62 miles up to the Pololu Valley (then back) and have done the 200 miles of STP in one day. Everything worked well.

But, I had "issues"        1.Over work!        2. Bike fit!          3.Electrolytes!

Distance chart

0-15 miles

very short ride

No prep, no supplies


short ride

No prep, hydration



little prep, hydration, fuel



some prep, hydration, fuel

>65 miles

very long ride

prep! hydration! fuel!

The key is: it is critical to "dial in" a person's pre-road "prep" (a.k.a. "carb loading" or, actually, "bowel cleansing), on the road hydration, and on the road fueling.

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Different bike

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Nam consectetur incidunt quis omnis ea quae error, Hydration and Electrolyte Bar reprehenderit repellat, quisquam vitae illo et autem lend/lease for 45 minutes!

But, I only was doing "medium" distances!

For some reason, I wasn't "comfortable" doing more Odio odit incidunt sapiente harum quae eius quos temporibus porro maxime! the conveyor (i.e. blood)

What was wrong?

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=> Incidunt nostrum unde obcaecati distinctio accusamus asperiores est. Perspiciatis eum placeat saepe dolorum commodi, exercitationem perspiciatis odio assumenda recusandae alias. Water Sump for extraction.

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What's the problem

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placeat soluta culpa ducimus quis quia eius at porro?
Dignissimos cumque aliquid suscipit laudantium soluta aliquam saepe dolorem magni ea quae, vitae nisi aspernatur delectus dolores temporibus, quisquam vero aspernatur earum repellendus dolore, incidunt sint aspernatur autem dolorem laboriosam "liquid filter center".  Some liquid is used to flush the waste into the exit storage bladder for disposal at appropriate (or inappropriate) location.

The biggest usage of hydration: water and electrolytes, is the cooling system (a.k.a. sweat).

Sequi error numquam labore tenetur, officiis dignissimos vero nisi modi iusto sequi ex voluptatum quos consequatur repellat, non nihil amet aliquam earum fugit temporibus deleniti. Rem quidem accusamus, officiis aspernatur quod esse, vitae eaque possimus, officiis voluptatibus debitis soluta totam ut repellendus doloremque, aut eligendi tempore sequi fuga aliquam impedit voluptates dolorum officia sit a.
Bottom line

Bottom line

Prep (that "carb loading" misnamed item), hydration (in general), and fueling were fine
Bike fit, recovery, and electrolytes: not so much!

Recent Commentaries
in Mud Splats Book

STP:MudSplats - March 14, 2017
2.5  A Long Distance Ride
STP:MudSplats - June 20, 2015
4.5  Hydration Bowel Cleansing
STP:MudSplats - February 25, 2015
4  Fueling
STP:MudSplats - February 25, 2015
4.4  NYT - Fats or Carbs?
STP:MudSplats - February 24, 2015
4.3  WSJ - Ease Up On Water
STP:MudSplats - June 28, 2014
4.2  Fattening Up The Greedy Piglets
STP:MudSplats - January 21, 2014
4.1  Carb Loading, Sarb loading!
STP:MudSplats - May 24, 2013
2.4   Of Aerobars
STP:MudSplats - May 17, 2013
2.3   Gu'y Wonder Legs!
STP:MudSplats - April 10, 2013
2.2  Of Tires and Rims Strips
STP:MudSplats - April 09, 2013
2.1  Checked Your Tires?
STP:MudSplats - April 08, 2013
2  Bike Experiences
STP:MudSplats - February 09, 2013
3  Bike Technique
STP:MudSplats - February 09, 2013
3.1  Shoulder Slalom
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1  Introduction:Mud Splats on my bike

Mud Splats

1   Introduction:Mud Splats on my bike
  April 05, 2012
2   Bike Experiences
  April 08, 2013
2.1   Checked Your Tires?
    April 09, 2013
2.2   Of Tires and Rims Strips
    April 10, 2013
2.3    Gu'y Wonder Legs!
    May 17, 2013
2.4    Of Aerobars
    May 24, 2013
2.5   A Long Distance Ride
    March 14, 2017
3   Bike Technique
  February 09, 2013
3.1   Shoulder Slalom
    February 09, 2013
4   Fueling
  February 25, 2015
4.1   Carb Loading, Sarb loading!
    January 21, 2014
4.2   Fattening Up The Greedy Piglets
    June 28, 2014
4.3   WSJ - Ease Up On Water
    February 24, 2015
4.4   NYT - Fats or Carbs?
    February 25, 2015
4.5   Hydration Bowel Cleansing
    June 20, 2015
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