Whats your tipple?

levad

Veteran
... 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?
 
I don't commute far enough (8-10mls round) to warrant carrying a bottle if I did it'd be water.
 

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.
 

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
 
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!
 

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.
 
Frozen skimmed milk but only for use at work.
 

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
 
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.
 

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.
 
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