Do serious cyclist drink?

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  1. CravinMorehead

    CravinMorehead New Member

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    I knew some serious drinkers that cycled, not for health reasons though.

    Mostly for suspended or revoked drivers licenses and totaled drunkmobiles.:p
     


  2. closesupport

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    I have never had a driving licence the test instructor failed me, i did everything okey up to the point of loosing my temper and hurtling abuse at another driver and the test instructor asked me to return to the test centre with a fail.

    :eek:
     
  3. GIFF07

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    For this rider serious drinking does not mix with serious cycling.

    Twice I had six beers the night or day before a ride and I got sick (cruds, sniffles, congestion, sneezing, etc.). I usually got sick the following day or two days after the ride.

    I was down about a week to two weeks after drinking. I could not ride in this ill state.

    So, serious drinking does not meet with my physical condition.

    A serious cyclist like me should not drink before a ride.

    I prefer to ride than drink.

    Catrike Road #116

    "Cats just don't feel safe on a moving bicycle, no matter how much duct tape you use"--Author unknown
     
  5. velomanct

    velomanct New Member

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    I never really enjoyed drinking alcoholic drinks, although it can be fun when your with your buds. I have no addiction to it, and can't see how anyone could.
    I have not had a drink in almost 2 years. I am still 1 year below the legal age, 21.
     
  6. kesteban87

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    I find it strange that it is unanimous that pros don't drink during the season. I was at the tulsa tough a few weeks ago and after the pro/cat 1 race every single rider, including the united healthcare guys, had a beer before they got off their bikes, not an exaggeration.
     
  7. Chavez

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    Who were the 2 guys that got the boot a couple years back for being out carousing during a week-long race? I'm pretty sure it was Andy Schleck, can't recall the teammate though. IIRC the team at the time was Saxo.
     
  8. Chavez

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    I don't know that I qualify as "serious" - I commute every day to work, and have been lagging on the road rides this year due to a goofy schedule, but I rode 1500+ mi last yr.


    Anyway, I generally view it as cycling helps burn off the excesses, because I love my beer (I don't drink regularly or heavily, but I used to and have no philosophical opposition to anyone doing so).
     
  9. Jenniferawhile

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    I raced for 15 years and still ride everyday and almost every day I have a glass of wine with my dinner--I think moderation is the key and when you ride make sure you are well hydrated bc alcohol can partly dehydrate your body
     
  10. Camren2

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    If they do drink they shouldn't because for an athlete especially that is an inappropriate thing because as we all know for a fact it causes strange kinda things with the body which we shouldn't experience,It should be avoided completely even in parties also this is how i feel.
     
  11. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    A beer, some wine, or some other intoxicant now and again doesn't hurt. Hell, teams are known, for example, to celebrate stage wins and the like with some wine, champaign, or etc at dinner at night.
     
  12. jhuskey

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    Life is too short to stress over choices.
     
  13. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    When I competed I never went near a drop of alcohol at all.
    That meant never drinking one drop of alcohol between the age 15-29. Social life was non-existent in reality.

    Perhaps it was just me but I actually felt that if I had a drink it would detract.
    Looking back I was obsessive about preparation and trying to drain every last ounce of effort/talent that I could muster.
     
  14. Camren2

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    Any comments?

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  15. Jenniferawhile

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    In moderation, it's ok
     
  16. ambal

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    This is true, the issue some people have though, is they can't keep it at moderate levels. My brother is a prime example of some who escalates his drinking pretty quickly once he starts. I probably only drink once or twice a year if i'm lucky. Thinking about it now, I haven't had a drop all year. [​IMG]
     
  17. 2UpDuc

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    6 Pints.. Wholly Crap!!! No Wonder you feel like crap the next morning,,, I am surprised you can even get out of bed...
    I use to drink beer in my younger days when in lived in Germany. Now that I am older and have a job/mortgage/bills/bills/bills I only drink really good Booze(Crown Royal Reserve/Remy Martin VSOP) and so on. Plus I only drink 1 or maybe 2 at a time and only once a week or every two weeks. I can tell if I drank crappy booze and crappy beer from the night before and try to get up and ride. I would recommend you change the amount of what you drink with better quality. That much beer adds serious weight, and to be hauling it up the side of a mountain or trying to keep the tempo in a pace line on saturday morning.
     
  18. Leadr1

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    Drinking effects you cycling badly.
     
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