which powder do you use ?

stronginthesun
stronginthesun Posts: 433
edited March 2010 in Road beginners
i use sis go electrolyte and found it is good and doesnt taste too bad either . but there are so many , what do you use ?

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  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Tinactin. Dries up that jock itch and atheltes foot no problem. Don't care for the taste though.
  • Porgy
    Porgy Posts: 4,525
    I use Bold for that white than white wash. :lol:
  • cj504
    cj504 Posts: 110
    the high 5 zero tabs in berry flavour are nice, a hint of sweetener but easy to use, carry spares and refill bottles out and about
    Thresholds, 60-80%, HRM's...I'll just go for a ride
  • Noclue
    Noclue Posts: 503
    Zipvit one, doesn't taste too sweet and you can sip it all day without feeling sick.
  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    Electrolyte sachet from MyProtein... enough for God only knows how many bottle fillups and all for about 4 quid
    and full strength Persil bio for me white jerseys/socks/armwarmers...................
    I will never wear white shorts again
  • Lady Venom
    Lady Venom Posts: 213
    Gatorade powder (available in 2 gallon tubs and sachets on fleabay)

    The SIS stuff is nice though
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    JGSI wrote:
    Electrolyte sachet from MyProtein... enough for God only knows how many bottle fillups and all for about 4 quid
    and full strength Persil bio for me white jerseys/socks/armwarmers...................
    I will never wear white shorts again

    I have been using zipvit and SIS, however I recently bought a load of ingredients from Myprotein. Perfect and saves a shedload.
  • speshy
    speshy Posts: 42
    [quote="NapoleonD"
    I have been using zipvit and SIS, however I recently bought a load of ingredients from Myprotein. Perfect and saves a shedload.[/quote]


    go on then...... share your recipe??
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  • SCR Pedro
    SCR Pedro Posts: 912
    Myprotein Maltodextrin, a pinch of salt and some squash to taste.

    Mind you, the way I'm riding at the moment, the best powder that money could buy wouldn't do me much good :roll:

    Pedro
    Giant TCR Advanced II - Reviewed on my homepage
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    The Departed
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    Some other junk...
  • maltodextrin is great, I always used to get stomach craps with SIS and maxim flavoured carb drinks.
    All that is in the past now, by just using unflavoured plain maltodextrin, and its so cheap too!! Everybody wins 8)
  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Cocaine.

    I don't even notice the hills anymore. Not that I notice anything anymore.

    Err, what were we talking about...?
  • rogerthecat
    rogerthecat Posts: 669
    Reflex - The Edge, tastes good and works a treat The Edge



    :D
  • on the road
    on the road Posts: 5,631
    I've been using SIS Go lemon & lime because it's tasty :P
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Heroin. Blend it up with freetrade bananas and natural organic yoghurt for a natural and healthy dose of horse junk nirvana.
  • I use Torq, seems to sit well in my belly and isn't sickly sweet so it actually quenches my thirst as well.
  • dinosaur
    dinosaur Posts: 86
    uptonspark wrote:
    I use Torq, seems to sit well in my belly and isn't sickly sweet so it actually quenches my thirst as well.

    Me too for the same reasons. My stomach wasn't happy with Zipvit.
  • arnie-77
    arnie-77 Posts: 61
    Used Bike food most of last summer, it's pretty good. Their bars are exceptional, just ordered a box and got a free tub of energy drink from this email http://eepurl.com/iRVD

    Interested in trying the cola gel that Sky are using, has anyone tried these yet? a luke warm cola gel sounds odd but strangely appealing!
    "Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." A. Einstein
  • paggnr
    paggnr Posts: 101
    +1 on the plain old maltodextrin. Add a little protein if you like and some electrolytes and you have exactly what all those expensive brands give you. It costs me approx 32cents per bidon.
    Cheers
    Pagey
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx
  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    Persil Non-Bio in the drink bottle, Pocari Sweat (yes, it's really called that) in the washer... :)
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • rkdj
    rkdj Posts: 50
    bolivian marching powder - keeps the legs going for ages.
    older, balder, faster, slimmer, better
  • rokkala
    rokkala Posts: 649
    Hi5 4:1, carbs, protein and electrolytes. No hassle.
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    rkdj wrote:
    bolivian marching powder - keeps the legs going for ages.


    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Doesn't it also keep your lips going for ages???
  • sampras38
    sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    Hi-5 4:1 for carbs and Elete Water for electrolytes/hydration
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Spent £300 on Powder today

    10700 Copper(II) oxide, Puratronic®, 99.995% (metals basis)
    31432 Sodium carbonate puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. ISO, reag. Ph. Eur., anhydrous
    221643 Cobalt(II,III) oxide powder
    I like bikes...

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  • Heckler1974
    Heckler1974 Posts: 479
    rkdj wrote:
    bolivian marching powder - keeps the legs going for ages.

    As recommended by Marco Pantani.....
  • for washing surely all cyclists use omo :D
  • ride_whenever
    ride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Spent £300 on Powder today

    10700 Copper(II) oxide, Puratronic®, 99.995% (metals basis)
    31432 Sodium carbonate puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. ISO, reag. Ph. Eur., anhydrous
    221643 Cobalt(II,III) oxide powder

    Meh, iron oxide powder and aluminium oxide powder, bit of barium nitrate for flavour...

    Much more fun...


    That said I've been ordering boring stuff like nickel nanopowder (which is rather tediously pyrophoric...)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Spent £300 on Powder today

    10700 Copper(II) oxide, Puratronic®, 99.995% (metals basis)
    31432 Sodium carbonate puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. ISO, reag. Ph. Eur., anhydrous
    221643 Cobalt(II,III) oxide powder

    You are a laff riot.
    :D:D:D:D:D