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7/11/08 9:00 A

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Thanks for all the replies. That night that I had the cramps it was very humid and I didn't drink enough. It hasn't happened again but I know now that I should be drinking more during my rides.
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7/10/08 11:13 A

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Gigs

If you are hydrating durin your ride how fast are you drinking? This may be a cause as well

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7/10/08 9:46 A

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Eat a light meal before an intense bike ride and wait at least an hour before riding. Also, hydrate! Cramps for me, I noticed, are usually caused by me not drinking enough fluids and not replacing lost electrolytes.

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7/10/08 7:38 A

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Another possibility could be water intake(not enough). In my kickboxing class I used to get a pain in my side and I finally asked the instructor about it and she suggested more water. I started drinking water more regularly during the exercising and that seemed to take care of it. Now when I feel it coming on I reach for the water. Maybe not the same but another possibility.

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7/9/08 10:41 P

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Giggles

I do not think it is the food or the time you are eating. I think it has to do on how you are breathing. So how are you breathing? Experiment with it but I think if you take a long breath in and exhale long .... breathe deep . Do this for a while and I think your cramps will go away.

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I always eat before I ride, probably a half hour before. My rides are between 2-5 hours, 6 days a week. No cramping. The only time I might get a cramp is when I go for a run and it's been awhile. My only issue is if I eat too much, then I start off sluggish and it takes a bit for me to find my rhythm.

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7/9/08 9:59 P

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I ride 2 to 2.5 hours (21-24 miles) several times a week (with various intensity/speed) and I usually have a light breakfast often within a half hour before the ride. So far no cramps but it is always a light meal of 300 calories or less.


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7/9/08 6:33 P

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The other night I went for a bike ride 2 hours after dinner. During my ride I had a bad cramp on my side. Is that from not giving myself enough time to digest? I thouhgt 2 hours was good.
How long after a meal do you go for a ride?
Thanks
Gigs


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