Aussiebullet wrote:RhapsodyX wrote:I used to take gels, sports drinks etc. etc. Now I ride on water with a weak solution of "no added sugar" cordial and some salt - sometimes burning over 2900Kj (according to the Power2Max) before eating. From a cycling perspective, sugar (and starch) are effectively drugs of dependency - the more you have, the more you need.
Not sure I understand what your point is.
2,900+ Kj at the cranks, which is something like 12,000Kj energy consumption at the body without refueling.