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    New question here. Help me here people

    Ok, so it's dry in Colorado. A lot drier than southern Kansas where I used to live. So, I thought when I moved here to avoid *dying* outside I would pack a larger camelbak, so I upgraded from a small .5 liter to a 3 liter that I use with me every bike ride I go. But, I still get fatigued very easily and feel tired after only a short time on my bike with still a good distance to go on my ride. Is it the new environment? I lived at high altitude long enough that my body has acclimated properly to that, so it must be with diet, lack of conditioning, or environment(dry, sunnier). What do you guys do to avoid getting muscle and general fatigue? I ride flowy singletrack and my neighborhood's pavement blacktop roads which has a lot of elevation change because I'm in the hills.

    Any tips are appreciated. I am planning a multi day bike packing trip with some buddies fairly soon (October) and I need to know how to prepare my body.
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    Make sure you replenish your calories and use something like saltstick.

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    NM rider here. Make sure you're good on electrolytes (as mentioned above). I get cramps if I do a really long ride and sweat out too much (lying on the ground, in pain). You'll generally know if you're crashing from lack of calories. Anything longer than about 2 hours and I'll bring some food on to keep me going.

    Maybe some try some longer endurance type rides and see how you do. Work up to them, put in the seat time and you'll see results. Just be patient
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    Like the other guys said, it sounds like electrolytes to me. Loss of electrolytes happens when you sweat. Are you sweating a lot during these rides? If not, then it could be related to your level of conditioning. You may be trying to progress too quickly.

    I agree with Crazy_Nate. Work up to some longer rides and see how you do.

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