Gels and Bars?

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Gels and Bars?

Postby RobRollin » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:36 am

Firstly Im not a fan of Powerbars, the taste doesnt do anything for me and whilkst I have had them usually my stomache doesnt like them.

Usualyl onlong rides or pro longed sports activity I go for buns, quiche and other quick snacks like K-Time bars and eat that I can digest quickly without feeling heavy etc.

Are there other decent bars around that taste good as well as give me enough nutrition for pro longed rides?

Anything over 1.5hrs I would eat a snack, maybe a bannana or a museli bar.

Ive never had gels previously and wondering what your opinions on bars and gels are....

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Postby JV911 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:46 am

commercially made bars are usually like trying to eat a brick and while gels are good for a quick boost but you'll still feel hungry, so make your own bars
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Postby snedden9485 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:06 pm

JV911 wrote:commercially made bars are usually like trying to eat a brick and while gels are good for a quick boost but you'll still feel hungry, so make your own bars


so the bars are working out well Jeremy? Do you just cut the mix up into chunks and wrap it in glad wrap or something for rides?
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Postby philip » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:22 pm

They work very well for me, I make a big batch of them, cut them into musli bar sized chunks and wrap them in glad wrap and leave them in the fridge/freezer until I need them. I always take one of them and a banana for rides > ~60km.
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Postby JV911 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:27 pm

snedden9485 wrote:so the bars are working out well Jeremy? Do you just cut the mix up into chunks and wrap it in glad wrap or something for rides?


yep they're good

made a batch, cut into bars then put em in glad wrap - some in the freezer and some in the fridge.
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Postby colafreak » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:07 pm

Compare the difference between a power bar and an uncle toby's muesli bar.

Two muesli bars = roughly one powerbar. the only difference being protein (being about 4 grams per powerbar)
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