How do you stay hydrated on long rides?

Janus

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Here's an interesting paper on the diuretic topic (this is just the abstract. Click to get the paper, which is in French. Google translate does a good job):

Pretty interesting. I wouldn't have guessed it slightly reduced sodium reuptake. Some folks really love (lightly) salted coffee, I'm sure that would solve that issue of one was concerned about it. Doesn't seem to be something to worry about though.

I think the key takeaway beyond what has already been discussed is if you're not used to caffeine consumption, coffee is more of a diuretic than for a regular consumer.
 
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I just had my 2nd double espresso of the morning. That is normal for me.

Because my history is a long distance hiker I found espresso, for me, was better than coffee. Got a blast of caffeine to wake me up but not all the fluids that would need to be drained along the trail. I would hydrate along the trails slowly rather than taking in large amounts of fluid in my coffee. Seemed to work better for me. Regular sips of water used by my body rather than a cup or bottle which would cause me to flush the excess through my body.

I find it hard to duplicate that on the bike. So it turns out that I need to stop and drink.
 
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