fruit for cycling

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jheeno
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fruit for cycling

Postby jheeno » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:28 pm

Prepping for a big ride ... What fruit has worked well in the stomach and for energy for:
-before cycling and
-during (lunch break maybe)

only asking coz I am prepping a list.
So far on the list is stuff (not fruit) that I have thrown up during a long endurance ride

Note: I don't want a dietitians answer ... just based on people's experience out there
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Re: fruit for cycling

Postby winstonw » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:32 pm

what do you mean a big ride? hours, days, weeks? intensity? terrain?

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Re: fruit for cycling

Postby matagi » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:44 pm

Bananas - coz they feel the same coming up as they did going down.

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Re: fruit for cycling

Postby jheeno » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:45 pm

sorry
55km - mountain biking . just new so it would probably take me 5-6 hours ?
other is a 3 team 8 hour enduro so 3 hours of riding

most likely uphill
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Re: fruit for cycling

Postby Addictr3 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:56 pm

While riding; dried fruits (all kinds) bananas are great. Grapes or fresh dates!

Rest/break; all kinds of melons, apples and so on
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fruit for cycling

Postby Redbull » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:59 pm

Fruit cake.

Cheap, easy to eat, high in calories and generally OK taste wise.
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Re: fruit for cycling

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:19 pm

Bananas or dates work for me.
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Re: fruit for cycling

Postby MDL » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:50 pm

Redbull wrote:Fruit cake.

Cheap, easy to eat, high in calories and generally OK taste wise.


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Re: fruit for cycling

Postby pauls51 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:00 pm

a banana just before a ride then a mixture of nuts, sultanas and dried fruits whilst on the ride

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Re: fruit for cycling

Postby Ken Ho » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:29 pm

The bananananananananna is worshipped by cyclists for good reasons.
ON the ski slopes in Canada and the US, banana bread with chocolate chips is sold everywhere, and is a great energy/carb boost for your legs. I always keep one stashed in my jacket and always need it at some stage.
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