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Old 06-25-2014, 06:38 AM
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ISDE hero Dwight Rudder has preached the wonders of pickle juice for years. I've never tried it...but there must be something to it. My guess is, drinking pickle juice is more painful than the cramp
That's exactly what I was thinking. Blah.


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Mustard works as well, a couple tablespoons will do ya.
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Mustard works as well, a couple tablespoons will do ya.
Strange, but mustard I can do!
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Default Coconut water

I used to load up my camel back with Gatorade or some other sports drink, but I still got cramps usually at the worst possible time when I was in a technical spot requiring all my attention. The coconut water has cut down on those situations of panic and especially post ride when I'm driving home and both legs would cramp up on the freeway (not good) and at night.
During WWII medics used coconut water as blood plasma when they ran out of blood in the South Pacific.
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Two things at play contributing to cramping. Dehydration and electrolyte depletion. The muscles switch to an "on" condition and can't shut off. Pickle juice contains lots of salt which is composed of two necessary electolytes; sodium and chloride (NaCl). Drinking the pickle juice will help. But, it does not contain other necessary electolytes; magnesium and potassium. Also, loading with salt causes hypertension and other health issues as well as ironically, dehydration. So, balance. Hydrate every day. Supplement day of event with logical amounts of electrolytes and water.
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Oh, yea. And lots of Beer.
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Oh. Cool. I like beer. That's a lot better than pickle juice.

Yeah. Beer.
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This is a subject that unfortunately I know a lot about since I have a mild form of Multiple Scorosis . I have real bad pain sometimes in my legs after I get done riding . I Never go on a long ride without my pickle juice and heat pads also . When it gets the worst for me is when I get home, even after drinking pickle juice . That is when I have to get under a hot shower that gets rid of the cramps most of the time . For me the leg muscle that have cramped up can be sore for up to a week . One thing that is strange to me is if I ride my enduro bike for 6 hours , compared to 6 hours on my trials bike I get worse cramping on the enduro bike ? So this just seems strange to me since the enduro bike has a seat ? But the pain is worth the pleasure for sure !
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This is a subject that unfortunately I know a lot about since I have a mild form of Multiple Scorosis . I have real bad pain sometimes in my legs after I get done riding . I Never go on a long ride without my pickle juice and heat pads also . When it gets the worst for me is when I get home, even after drinking pickle juice . That is when I have to get under a hot shower that gets rid of the cramps most of the time . For me the leg muscle that have cramped up can be sore for up to a week . One thing that is strange to me is if I ride my enduro bike for 6 hours , compared to 6 hours on my trials bike I get worse cramping on the enduro bike ? So this just seems strange to me since the enduro bike has a seat ? But the pain is worth the pleasure for sure !
Is it more in your right leg than with the left?
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Pedialyte before the ride and loads of protein as soon I get done! No cramps for me. Ever


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