Above: Nuun electrolyte hydration tablets.
Century Bike Ride
My last post was all about the 20th Intracoastal Waterway Century Bike Ride which I participated in on October 26th. I burned close to 6,000 calories during this 102.5 mile road bike ride. It takes a lot of food, drink and equipment to get through such a long endurance event.
Action Wipes - I used Action Wipes to clean up after the ride. Our team waited for all team members to finish the ride before returning to our hotel. I used Action Wipes to clean my sweaty, stinky body before changing into clean clothes. It was almost 2 hours from the time I crossed the finish line until I got back to our hotel before I could take a shower. Thank goodness for Action Wipes!
Fluid - I had two water bottles filled with Fluid recovery powder waiting for my husband and I in his truck. After finishing the century ride, I made my way to the truck and filled the bottles with 8 ounces of water, and a bit of ice then chugged it down. Fluid is a great product to use for a quick recovery after such a long ride.
PowerBar - I ate a gel pack at each of the 5 rest stops during the ride. I was using my favorite flavor - chocolate. PowerBar gel packs are instant energy. Solid food can be a bit hard for me to digest during such an intense ride, but gel packs never seem to give me any trouble.
Chamois Butt'r - to lube up before the ride. I also had a sample pack stowed in my bike bag just in case I needed to reapply during the ride.
Nuun - my husband and I filled up our water bottles with water at every rest stop and added a ginger orange flavored Nuun hydration tablet to each bottle. Great way to replenish our electrolytes. There was another brand of electrolyte available at all the rest stops, we don't care for the other brand so we stowed a couple of tubes of Nuun tablets in each of our bike bags.
Sock Guy - mondo cool, thin cycling socks. My road bike shoes are a bit tight, regular socks are just too dang uncomfortable to wear with them.
Trek - I used my Trek Madone 6.5 road bike for this ride. I just got my Madone in February and absolutely LOVE this bike!
Burt's Bee - I used Burt's Bees honey lip balm before and after the ride. I had a tube of Burt's Bees lifeguard's choice lip balm stashed in my bike bag to use during the ride.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva