water - electrolytes

Coming into the Widgie Tavern, (note the pub only opens at 3pm and there are no other buildings for 100km), I grabbed some water.

Bore water.

There’s not much else around.

Fat Bastard dropped out of his airconditioned 4WD, stereo still blaring, and grabbed a couple of bottles of Gatorade, and a steak sandwich with the lot.

He might have needed it. (It’s hard work driving one of those trucks.)

I didn’t, despite having ridden 60km that morning. (I just include some Vegemite at lunchtime to replenish lost salt.)

You need to drink 5 litres of water a day. 9 when it’s hot. There‚Äôs no way even mixing up your own fluid using the powder is going to last long.

Gatorade is for the drivers.