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

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

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    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

    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(
  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

    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

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

    Tynan Veteran


    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

    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!

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

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    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

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

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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