Good alternative to Energy gels?

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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby ball bearing » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:30 am

ldrcycles wrote:Oh yea I forgot to mention meat pies, they're great too.

I won't get into an argument about what people like to eat, you can eat whatever works for you and it's no skin off my nose, but 315kms with a number of 40kmh+ flat segments would suggest that my body doesn't consider those foods "poison" :) .

The real question is whether you will still be riding like that when you are 60.
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:16 am

Gels are carp.
Fruit is carp.
Pies are carp.
Muesli bars are carp.
Cherry ripes are carp but taste nice.
Doris works at the Caltex.
Some people ride differently from others.
Have I paraphrased correctly?

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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby george-bob » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:49 am

Incidentally if you DO want to use gels but don't like the taste of GU etc. try TORQ gels, they taste amazing!! The bannofee pie (I think) has 100mg of caffeine too!
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:35 pm

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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby ball bearing » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:01 pm

Snickers - the secret racing formula. Red Bull in the bidon plus Snickers and Mars bars in the jersey pocket.
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:50 pm

Wot? No jelly beans?
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:52 pm

Dan wrote:Gels are carp.
Fruit is carp.
Pies are carp.
Muesli bars are carp.
Cherry ripes are carp but taste nice.
Doris works at the Caltex.
Some people ride differently from others.
Have I paraphrased correctly?

Edit: Typo


You missed the subtext of "Doris is a hotty" :lol: .
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:41 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Wot? No jelly beans?
so much powah at $10/kg
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby clackers » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:17 pm

ball bearing wrote:Snickers - the secret racing formula. Red Bull in the bidon plus Snickers and Mars bars in the jersey pocket.


If they were in my jersey pocket, I'd have to eat them with a straw after three hours, BB ... :D
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby boss » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:59 pm

I have these Capilano Honey Shotz things. Theyre basically 7g of honey in a little gel sized shot. Have a few of them in a row and you're talking about the same amount of sugar as a Gel.

They're pretty cheap too - $18 for 100. So under a dollar for 30g of sugar. Gels can be $2-4.

Best part is they are just honey, so they taste like honey, and I like honey.

http://capilano.com.au/products-page/pr ... g-sachets/

Aside from that, I like bananas and muesli bars. The cheap muesli bars are fine, but the more expensive ones are usually a bit fancier and nicer. On rides longer than 2-3 hours, I try to eat one piece of food (muesli bar, banana or 30g of sugar) every 45-60 minutes.
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby im_no_pro » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:51 pm

Crawf wrote:On my 3rd batch of these, probably not for someone who wants to watch their waist, but they taste damn gooood.

Pretty much contains everything that has been already mentioned.


Got my first batch cooling as I type... I just keep walking past and smelling them :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby 15wilsonwu » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:33 am

Dan wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:And fun fact about bananas, due to the potassium content and the fact that the potassium-40 isotope is radioactive, eating 600 nanas is apparently equivalent to a full chest x ray :) .


Durianrider must glow in the dark.


That made me chuckle :lol:
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby jaznit » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:15 pm

Crawf wrote:On my 3rd batch of these, probably not for someone who wants to watch their waist, but they taste damn gooood.

Pretty much contains everything that has been already mentioned.


How long will these last?

Do you freeze them?


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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby Low Racer » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:32 pm

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Always carry a couple of this on a long ride.
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:37 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
Crawf wrote:On my 3rd batch of these, probably not for someone who wants to watch their waist, but they taste damn gooood.

Pretty much contains everything that has been already mentioned.


Got my first batch cooling as I type... I just keep walking past and smelling them :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


I would actually ditch that dark brown sugar for rapadura. Way more vitamins in that. Going to add to my todo list for my thermie
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby Dragster1 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:50 pm

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Find these easy to digest while im riding
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby AKO » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:23 am

jaznit wrote:
Crawf wrote:On my 3rd batch of these, probably not for someone who wants to watch their waist, but they taste damn gooood.

Pretty much contains everything that has been already mentioned.


How long will these last?

Do you freeze them?


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They freeze quite well. Ive made a few batches of these now. I just cut them into museli bar sized portions, wrap them in baking paper and throw them in the freezer. They defrost pretty quickly in the pocket.
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby jaznit » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:46 am

AKO wrote:
jaznit wrote:
Crawf wrote:On my 3rd batch of these, probably not for someone who wants to watch their waist, but they taste damn gooood.

Pretty much contains everything that has been already mentioned.


How long will these last?

Do you freeze them?


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They freeze quite well. Ive made a few batches of these now. I just cut them into museli bar sized portions, wrap them in baking paper and throw them in the freezer. They defrost pretty quickly in the pocket.


Thanks!


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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby ausrandoman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:03 am

Honey, in a squeeze bottle from the supermarket.

Calories per gram? Better than gels.

Calories per dollar? Much better than gels.

Litter? None.

Taste? I like it.
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby simonn » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:55 am

Dried fruit.
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby Nate » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:37 pm

This guy right here:
viewtopic.php?t=11389&highlight=diy+gel

Add maltodextrin to boiling water & stir.
Few drops of butterscotch schnapps for flavour.

Winningest gel ever & takes <5min to make 1/2 doz
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Re: Good alternative to Energy gels?

Postby djw47 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:44 pm

I've used the SPC fruit mash things you can get from supermarkets and they do the job. Gels work for me if taken regularly: some taste awesome some taste vile - they tend to come out in the same format that they went in a couple of days later which is not a great side effect though. A banana or two is also good as is stopping for a well earned cake if necessary.

I wash things down by loading a bidon with isotonic powder and water and a couple of crushed caffeine tablets and a couple of ibuprofen.
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