Thanks to podcast episode #289 and this Forum I have been making my own DIY Sports Nutrition Drink for several months now: 24 ounces of Water, ½ cup Maltodextrin, 1 TBS Fructose Powder, a peach flavoring packet, and 1,500 mg of Na+ from Precision Hydration. On a 2.5 hour 189 TSS Ride today I used one bottle. About 12 miles in I had taken in about ½ of it so at our first stop I refilled it with just plain water. The high was 99 today with full sun. I had another bottle of Skratch hydration mix but I never felt the need for it so I’m saving it for another day.
I live in North Central Texas and I easily lose a liter of water/hour on rides during July and August so the Na+ is essential.
I was initially using Sodium Citrate powder for the Na+ but you need such a tiny amount I was afraid I would accidentally overdo it. Precision Hydration has self-dissolving Sodium tables in 500, 1,000, and 1,500 mg concentrations.
My Peaks Coaching Group Sports Nutrition Coach approves of my DIY concoction.