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Beer night before a long bike ride.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by willhub, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. willhub

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    Would a single can of beer, the night before a bike ride, decrease my performance? I'm doing like 100 miles on my bike tomoz and don't want my performance to be lower due to a beer.

    Will this can of Boddingtons do me bad?


    Thanks
    Will.
     
  2. Stupot_

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    No. In fact, your performance will increase exponentially with the number of cans consumed. Get on it.
     
  3. lofz

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    I very much doubt one can of weak beer (Bods is 3.8% I think) will hurt
     
  4. Akira

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    I'd drink it.
     
  5. meghatronic

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    One!?

    Are you taking the ****? I've performed open heart surgery after half a bottle of vodka before. Okay granted it wasn't requested, but that's beside the point.
     
  6. IrishChr1s

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    Any reason for the 1 can? maybe skip it, if your worried about your performance.
     
  7. J1234

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    A single can?

    Nah, can't imaging it would make any difference.
     
  8. steve45

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    No, no real world difference, maybe if you were a top athelete competing for fractions of a second, just make sure you are properly hydrated before going to bed and more importantly in the morning.
    personally if that was me i'd make a point to have a guiness or 2:D
     
  9. radar19

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    I've rode home on a bmx after having 5 or 6 pints before. That was a very painfull ride home.
     
  10. Cosimo

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    One won’t make any difference. Have you drunk it yet?
     
  11. Ahleckz

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    Man up.
     
  12. Jonny69

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    I doubt you'll notice one can. Two cans and an early start for the ride to work usually makes me notice but one can doesn't.
     
  13. MikeHunt79

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    one can of boddies will not be a problem, in fact it may even help! :D
     
  14. asim18

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    I recommend you drink 6 cans and forget the bike ride.
     
  15. willhub

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    Manning up has nothing to do with it.
     
  16. semi-pro waster

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    Riding home after drinking a fair amount is not a clever idea, I can thoroughly not recommend it.

    However having a beer or two the night before is highly unlikely to impact on the next days riding at all unless you have severe reactions to alcohol anyway.
     
  17. el chombo

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    the crucial aspect that must be taken into consideration is the number of cans to bass ass ratio. at all times keep below the acceptable limit or a day of pain will ensue.
     
  18. radar19

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    No, I can agree with that. I later found I out, if I was caught by the police, I could of been done for drink driving!
     
  19. Crixus00

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    lol at this.

    I have got a footy match 2moz i'm 5 bottles of beer in and going to finish the bottle of red i opened yesterday (3/4 left).

    not playing the big man i know i will be fine on this. Another hr of bc2 then sopranos in bed and fall asleep :)
     
  20. Disco Boy

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    Just make sure you are nice and hydrated before your ride and you'll be fine.

    Where's your ride? It's been ages since my last long ride =(