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    Jelly Belly Sport Beans anyone use them?

    Anyone ever use the Sports Beans??? Looking for something a little better to use on my long rides. I have used the power bars ect, but I have to slam 8 oz of fluid with those and at the hours I ride, sometime it's hard to find someplace open to replenish liquid. I used the gels and wasn't a fan, the bars are also hard as a rock when it is cold and too gooey when it is hot, next up Sports Beans.

    Also if you have, what flavors do you like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr
    Anyone ever use the Sports Beans??? Looking for something a little better to use on my long rides. I have used the power bars ect, but I have to slam 8 oz of fluid with those and at the hours I ride, sometime it's hard to find someplace open to replenish liquid. I used the gels and wasn't a fan, the bars are also hard as a rock when it is cold and too gooey when it is hot, next up Sports Beans.

    Also if you have, what flavors do you like?
    I like em! Actually, I like them too much! They are convenient though, if you can keep to nibbling enough to replenish glucose and not go whole hog!
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    I just can't make myself associate jelly beans and fitness. It seems like a slippery slope I don't want to be on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barba
    I just can't make myself associate jelly beans and fitness. It seems like a slippery slope I don't want to be on.

    I hear ya, I have the same problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I like em! Actually, I like them too much! They are convenient though, if you can keep to nibbling enough to replenish glucose and not go whole hog!
    What flavor is your favorite Tom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr
    What flavor is your favorite Tom.
    Banana, lime, grape, hell, I like em all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr
    Anyone ever use the Sports Beans???
    They're pretty good. Salty/sweet, a bit like eating gatorade-flavored jellybeans. You still need to down fluid with them.

    RFM

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardmasoner
    They're pretty good. Salty/sweet, a bit like eating gatorade-flavored jellybeans. You still need to down fluid with them.

    RFM

    The gels need a fluid chaser too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardmasoner
    They're pretty good. Salty/sweet, a bit like eating gatorade-flavored jellybeans. You still need to down fluid with them.

    RFM
    Yea, but is the fluid requirement as big with the beans as it is with the bars and gels??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr
    Yea, but is the fluid requirement as big with the beans as it is with the bars and gels??
    Out of curiosity, what do you consider a long ride? I've done plenty of centuries and frankly, jelly beans would be the least of my worries. I'd have a bar, and plenty of fluid, no matter what. Even a turkey sandwich at about 70 miles.

    If you're doing a century without an ample fluid/water source, you shouldn't be doing it!

    I'd save the jelly beans for a movie and some popcorn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
    Out of curiosity, what do you consider a long ride? I've done plenty of centuries and frankly, jelly beans would be the least of my worries. I'd have a bar, and plenty of fluid, no matter what. Even a turkey sandwich at about 70 miles.

    If you're doing a century without an ample fluid/water source, you shouldn't be doing it!

    I'd save the jelly beans for a movie and some popcorn!
    Well at my current level of riding a long ride to me is 30 miles or more. My typical ride is about 12 to 20 during the week and I try and do something longer on the weekends. I'm not up to the real long distances yet, but I have a goal to do a metric century by the end of March. I try and stay well hydrated drinking 16 oz per hour minimum in cool temps and 24 in warm temps. My longest ride to date is 45 miles and I had a powerbar during the ride, but I guess I'm not real sure what my food requirements are yet as I have never really needed more than a bar here and there on any of my longer rides. I guess this is where riding with a group would come in handy.
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    Hey man, you did 45? You can do 100! Eat a bar at about 30-40, then something solid at 60-75(sandwich). You will tire at about 70-80, but if you eat something solid, at 90, you will feel like you did at 40.

    I drink water and Gatorade along the way. Not too much Gatorade or your stomache will cramp from the sugar.

    It's all about keeping the body hydrated and fueled!

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    I can get to the Jelly Belly (TM) factory store and buy what they call Belly Flops. Flawed and distorted beans. At a tiny price per kilo compared to what others pay for "sports Beans" . All flavors mixed together. Not that I do either. A couple of jelly sandwiches using whole grain bread does the trick for me.
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    Peanut M&Ms. They *still* don't melt in your hand. Peanuts=a bit of protein and slow carb; the chocolate=sugar. Seriously. A small handfull, say 6-8 M&Ms, is about the same mass as an average bar. I always feel ready for more about three minutes after I toss 'em back. Then again, they've been comfort food since age five, so it could simply be psychosomatic. But I eat far fewer of them riding then I did when sitting on the couch! But yeah, they *really* require being chased with water.
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    I really like the orange sport beans although I havent tried all the flavors yet

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    Sadly, I can not eat one or two pieces of candy. I have to avoid it completely. I can look at it and ignore it, but one piece in my mouth and Katey bar the door. I'm a binge eater and sweets are my downfall. So, I too see it as a slippery slope...

    I generaly use gel packs or energy bars, if necessary.

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    thanks for evryones input.
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    They taste great, but it seemed like the carbs were mostly simple sugar... I think you would be likely to have a crash from them after a while if that is the case.

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