10th time to ride, 2nd 20 mile ride, Have a couple of Questions.
First off.. I got my Specialized Allez about 2 months ago but haven't really been able to ride it til last 2 weeks because of a car wreck. Anyways today i rode 20 miles at 14mph and it took me right under 1;30 to do. My questions are: 1) Should i supplement with some kind of gel around the 1 hour mark? Cause when I hit one hour i seem to lose alot of energy and kinda bonk in a way.. I eat good before, an hour before i had 3/4 cup of oatmeal, teaspoon of table sugar in it, and a few wedges of cantaloupe.. But still after that hour i seem to hit an energy wall.. Should i use gels to supplement carbs?
2) Also around the 1 hour mark my back starts hurting along with my elbow tendons. Now supposedly my bike is suppose to be perfectly fit for me becasue i did that specialized fitting deal at the LBS.. Its not too bad of pains and im working through them but they are annoying. . Should i be worried about them or are these types of pains just associated with getting used to my bike?
260 ( Weight doesn't matter to me cause i have a good amount of muscle, but my weight will be going down)