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Have just last week done my first 100km ride, and have been finding myself really enjoying the long rides in the saddle and pushing my self time wise.
However am finding my self at a loss as to what sort of foods one should carry, to keep the body going So my question to y'all is what food do you carry on board?
I refer you there... Simple and effective
* Not to mention cheap!
muesli bars are good, as long as they have no chocolate chips (they melt and make a mess)
Xtracycle, Surly Long Haul Trucker, Bike Friday New World Tourist, Giant TCR, 9:zero:7
Bananas, jam or honey sandwiches and winners bars are what you would normally find in my pockets.
A fruit and nut mix usually works well for me. The fruit gives the sugar hit and the nuts provide a longer lasting energy. Doesn't sit heavily in the stomach either.
2011 Orbea Onix | Giant Defy Commuter | Giant XTC 29er
True. Can't really be complaining about the cost of protein/energy bars if you can afford bananas.
Dried fruit like apples and mango is good. However apricots can be a bit harsh on the stomach half way through 100k's. Man nuts are hard to eat while your pedaling too.
I did 95 yesterday, and all I consumed during was 1.7 L of water with 2xZero High5 low cal electrolyte tabs and a fair whack of cordial in the second bottle. I ate some home made chicken stir-fry with brown rice and lots of veggies an hour before leaving. I broke my speed record... no idea if this weird prep had anything to do with that though
Oh, and I had a coffee hehe... always helps. Coffee has a half life of ~5 hours, so you have to be riding a pretty long way for it to be a bad idea IMO... but I'm not a health professional.
Got to say after trying this it definitely seems to do the trick.
Especially reduces the potential mess caused by gels, have had some moments where i've opened them at the wrong point in time or opened them while putting some pressure on them, and they near on glue your hands together and to the handle bars.
For me I eat:
a bowl of muesli about 2 hours before I go,
then a couple of slices of fruit toast just before I go
then I just take one museli bar (or Cadel's Mountain Mix bar) and eat that at a third at a time at the 15km, 40km and 60km marks.
This saves me taking too much with me on the ride and gives me enough energy to get home.
Hope this helps a little.
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