UMCA 200 miles

Fri, 2012-10-12
9 Hours 17 Minutes 3.0 Seconds
Maria Parker
Record class: 
Surveyed Road Course near Lumberton NC
Bicycle model: 
Vendetta V20 2.2 Frame Set

At the 12 hour mark I had surpassed the previous 250 mile record by about 8 miles, but I was definitely getting tired and my stomach was starting to reject anything I put into it.  My stomach seems to be my weakest link as a cyclist. I have used, with varying degrees of success Hammer products, Infinit products and Tailwind as well as just plain old food and water.  At a certain point, it seems my stomach just stops digesting and no matter what I put into it, it sits there like a brick.  This doesn’t seem to happen on training rides under about 8 hours or on rides where I stop and get off the bike to eat.  I’m open to suggestions if anyone has any.

When the final measurements were taken I had completed the 200 miles in 9 Hours 17 Minutes 3 Seconds, but I still had over 14 hours to ride to reach the 24 hour mark.

thebean's picture

Maria, I so admire your


I so admire your accomplishments, and you should be very proud of your records.  As far as your stomach, have you evaluated any sensitivity to lactose products?  I make it a habit never to have any dairy product while on the bike as it affects the lungs and phlegm production.  Bonk Breaker protein bars are dairy and gluten free, and digest nicely.  Ultima Replenisher is my go to electrolyte powder to mix in water, and I never get an upset stomach from it.

Also, try Aloe Vera juice for your stomach discomfort.  Works extremely well!