Bubble gum

Discussion in 'Training / Health' started by wild, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    I was wondering if there is enough suger in a pice of bubble gum to give you a little bost when you are on the way down, and if so how long would it take to get you perked up.
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Jolt gum. Google. You're welcome.
     

  3. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    I would say unless it's infused with caffeine like Brian's suggestion the sugar in gum would be almost worthless when feeling down on a ride.
     
  4. jeepster93

    jeepster93 New Member

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    Does caffeine increase the ability to exercise? Or just give you a shot you will pay for later in the workout?

    I see now they are adding caffeine to gels and performance food.
     
  5. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    My guess is that it's not too terrible towards the end of a ride.
     
  6. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

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    I'd be afraid to choke on the gob while riding. Most people breathe a little deeper and faster on the bike. Very easy to choke on normal food that is quickly chewed then gone. Let that gum play around too long, might need a thump on the back. Or worse.
     
  7. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I've used caffeinated and b-12 infused gums and you chew them a little while then tuck it in your lip and just cruise with it. It's hard to gauge what's enough and from experience you don't want to be to jacked up while cycling. It impairs your judgment.