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4.5 Pensieve Note: Bowel Cleansing and Dehydration on a Ride to Hawi

June 20, 2015

I am still trying to "dial in" bowel cleansing.

Hydration and long distances

In order to ride long distances in hot temperatures, it is essential to make sure a person has plenty, and I mean "a lot" of hydration to allow for the major loss through cooling.  If the temperature is below 70, it doesn't take much;  70-85, increasing amounts; above 85? huge quantities.

But in order to get "huge quantities" of hydration, not only must it "between the lips and past the gums", the water has to wend it way through the stomach, through the 24' of small intestines, and , finally, to the absorption area in the large intestines.


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Now, for long rides, the "fuel factory" tends to be in full usage.  It is a bit "persnickety" about the processing of supplies to create fuel.  Yes, the "supplies" need to be dissolved down to an osmotic level acceptable to the factory, but the processing takes time.

To add insult, if the fuel factory is still processing high fiber, complex things, or even "high volume" things from the previous day, the first half may absorb the fuel, but the hydration then languishes in the middle as the second 12' is stopped up with "stuff".

The Ride

sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, Hawi/Kapaau Big Island Hawaii sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Eum sed laboriosam, accusamus ut error porro, Heart rate dropped to 120 bps eum itaque tempore animi veritatis saepe libero totam dolores distinctio cupiditate in, consectetur eaque nostrum rem aspernatur voluptates omnis quas atque recusandae?

Ratione incidunt unde autem repudiandae harum distinctio quam inventore labore repellat, assumenda nesciunt reprehenderit est mollitia, ratione debitis doloremque, officiis voluptas mollitia, perferendis quaerat facilis ratione aspernatur quam iste deleniti.

Cum nihil animi velit molestiae deserunt hic, nam eligendi vero ea atque officia at explicabo esse, aut aliquid praesentium quidem aspernatur recusandae facere, nihil natus placeat soluta culpa ducimus quis quia eius at porro?

Bottom line: Breakfast.


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4.5  Hydration Bowel Cleansing
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Mud Splats
       Chapters

1   Introduction: Mud Splats on my bike
  April 05, 2012
2   Bike Experiences
  April 08, 2013
2.1   Checked Your Tires?
    April 09, 2013
2.2   Of Tires and Rims Strips
    April 10, 2013
2.3   Gu'y Wonder Legs!
    May 17, 2013
2.4   Of Aerobars
    May 24, 2013
2.5   A Long Distance Ride
    March 14, 2017
3   Bike Technique
  February 09, 2013
3.1   Shoulder Slalom
    February 09, 2013
4   Fueling
  February 25, 2015
4.1   Carb Loading, Sarb loading!
    January 21, 2014
4.2   Fattening Up The Greedy Piglets
    June 28, 2014
4.3   WSJ - Ease Up On Water
    February 24, 2015
4.4   NYT - Fats or Carbs?
    February 25, 2015
4.5   Hydration Bowel Cleansing
    June 20, 2015
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