I don't like to drink gatoraid much while riding. So what I do it take endurolytes, a pill form electrolyte, and I carry a bottle of gatoraid on the bike. The endurolytes work very well, the ones I get are made by hammer gel. I've tried some other brands, but they seemed to bother my stomach (acid reflux), but the endurolytes work for me. I also tried the drops that you put in the water, but didn't like that either. Guess I'm just picky. I do know I drank about 120 ounces of water, plus 32 ounces of gatoraid this morning. If I follow that formula and prehydrate the night before I don't get the headaches like I used to.