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Old 05-02-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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how do you fight fatigue

in long rides what do you do fight fatigue. stop riding is not an option :)
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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I figit. Bounce my legs up and down, smack my knees on the tank...that sort of thing.

For me, that does more for cramps, cold, or stiffness than anything else. The noise, wind, and movement have always kept me from falling asleep. I only do that in a car, and then I pinch my earlobes, role down the window, and crank up the music.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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Drink water, eat healthy food, have coffee, take stops and stretch/go for a walk, get enough rest, have comfortable clothing and waterproof gear, comfortable ergonomics and a supportive seat to fight monkey butt. Energy drinks will give you quick energy in the short run, but leave you dehydrated/sugar levels will drop bow pre energy drink levels , and likely cause diarrhea. With all of that, some people just have more stamina than others. That's about all there is it
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #4
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Drink water, eat healthy food, have coffee, take stops and stretch/go for a walk, get enough rest, have comfortable clothing and waterproof gear, comfortable ergonomics and a supportive seat to fight monkey butt. Energy drinks will give you quick energy in the short run, but leave you dehydrated/sugar levels will drop bow pre energy drink levels , and likely cause diarrhea. With all of that, some people just have more stamina than others. That's about all there is it
Yeah I hear you... I just need to get ready for a couple of 900mi days! a couple of times a month. flying is TOO expensive by the time you end up adding all up
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:16 PM   #5
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Move around in the sadle, let the blood flow. Somtimes stand up on the pegs.
Take a break before the body tells you it needs a break. 15min on your back is effektiv. Know when enough is enough.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:27 PM   #6
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Move around in the sadle, let the blood flow. Somtimes stand up on the pegs.
Take a break before the body tells you it needs a break. 15min on your back is effektiv. Know when enough is enough.
yeah that is the trick... knowing when enough is enough but sometimes like during this summer I have to be able to do these I a day. the good thing is that is most if not all interstate 5 from Seattle WA to San Jose CA and I should be able to push 75-85mph... so thinking of about 13-14 hours in the saddle
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:18 PM   #7
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Staying hydrated, eating something regularly [even if it's a small snack], trying to loosen up muscles with a short burst of exercise during brief stops, and listening to music. I am head-banging mile after mile.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:25 PM   #8
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Pull over, boil some water in Jetboil, pour in some coffee into Aeropress, pour in water, drink. 10 minutes you're done.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:41 PM   #9
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Nibble on food (usually little crackers or a scroggin mix), listen to music, power nap (no more than 15-20mins), keep hydrated (just sips at a time).

It's not good practice but sometimes I drive/ride a bit faster to keep focused, but we have a lot of corners here so that's easier to do without having to go 100mph.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:49 PM   #10
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I forgot to also mention, I think about boobs. Boobs I've seen. Boobs I want to see.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:12 PM   #11
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There's a lot you can do to keep your energy up but stopping is always an option - unless you wanna wake up in casualty, or worse - not at all. And you can be as glib about it as much as you wanna be, but the chances are reasonable that if you fall asleep whilst on the bike, you're gonna take someone with you.

Stopping is always an option.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:05 AM   #12
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boobs...lol i love boobs too


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Old 05-03-2014, 08:41 AM   #13
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I forgot to also mention, I think about boobs. Boobs I've seen. Boobs I want to see.
I will try that I love Boobies.
I stop rest and if I am bad I do jumping jacks. on the road I sing no one can hear me, so I am not hurting anyone try this one ALL BY MYSELF I DON'T WANT TO BE ALL BY MYSELF......
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:49 AM   #14
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I will try that I love Boobies.
I stop rest and if I am bad I do jumping jacks. on the road I sing no one can hear me, so I am not hurting anyone try this one ALL BY MYSELF I DON'T WANT TO BE ALL BY MYSELF......
LoL - reminds me of a time I was riding to Italy - listening to some rock & headbanging away on the bike - a car pulled up alongside, tooted its horn. I looked over to see the passengers all cheering and headbanging away :)...and they say (well, OK, I say) Austrians have no sense of humour :p
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:11 AM   #15
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A comfortable seat helps on long days, when I did a Ss1000 I had a camelback in my tankbag and was able to stay hydrated, and energy bars that I could eat while moving. Protein bars are good too. Singing is good, as is breathing meditation, believe it or not! Counting the number of bikes that you see can keep you occupied. Run around the bike a bunch of times when you stop for gas.
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