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Whats your tipple?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by levad, 21 Nov 2007.

  1. levad

    levad Senior Member

    ... when commuting. I guess many with shorter commutes will have no need for a drink on route. I commute just under 13 miles each way and started off taking just water. Our fitness trainer at work then told me about home made isotonic drink, 50% Orange juice, 50% water, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar.

    What do others take as drink when commuting?
     
  2. I don't commute far enough (8-10mls round) to warrant carrying a bottle if I did it'd be water.
     
  3. neslon

    neslon Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The Toon
    I take water, but only so I have something cold when I get to work.
     
  4. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    13-15 miles each way.

    Water (with a small hit of squash)

    Don't really tend to use it much. Maybe once or twice en-route, but more as a mouth wash.
     
  5. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Cheers I'll have a pint....Oops you meant while commuting. One of the mechanics at my LBS suggested that beer in a Camelbak is a bad idea as it froths to much and he assured me that it had been tried several times. So that will be red wine then:evil::biggrin:xx(
    Pete
     
  6. Tea please (oops wrong thread)

    I take a cup of tea on the train in one of those 'commuter cup' things, then have another one when I get to work (after 4.5 miles on the bike).

    I may have a tea addiction. I'm drinking a cup now!
     
  7. cupoftea

    cupoftea New Member

    Location:
    London
    I commute 15 miles each way and don't use anything.

    I find it's too much of a hassle, and as I ride mainly in traffic I don't have time to take my hands of the bars for a drink.
     
  8. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Guinness
     
  9. Frozen skimmed milk but only for use at work.
     
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    water

    something to do at the lights and it makes me feel hard core init?

    and I've got a bit of a throat at the mo
     
  11. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I only carry energy drink if I will be riding for over 2 hours.

    Commuting I used to cary a small bottle of water (500ml bottle), I found it nice to have something to take away that horrible stringy spit that one accumulates after a full speed ride through London.
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Water for the 8 mile commute - get through 250-500 ml
     
  13. doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    Carry about 500ml for a 15 mile commute in and out. Would use little more than half during the summer and little or none at this time of year. Usually reach for it if I hit a traffic light otherwise don't feel any great need for it. Down a pint of water when I get home though.

    As JrG says no real need for an isotonic drink for anything this short. Would only consider it for anything over 2 hours also and even then I prefer the fig rolls or jaffa cakes.
     
  14. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Ach you can't beat a decent single malt...
     
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Surely it's better in double (or larger) measures? :blush: