I have perused a lot of information on long distance cycling which is mostly geared for people who weigh significantly less then I. Actually when I look up information on the hammer products that I use (perpetuem/heed/gel) it only goes up to 190 and then it just says 190+. I'm going to send them a note on this also on their specific product but I wondered if anyone had any guidance here.
So far my longest mile ride is <150 and longest ride in time was approximately 16 hours and most rando folks say that you don't really start to feel the effects of bad choices for feeding until after 120 to 140 miles. March 7th I'll be doing a hilly and probably windy 400k (~250 miles) which I estimate will put me on the road at least 24 hours and 110 miles after the bad choice point.
I don't believe I've had any problems on the 4 200ks I have done this year. I probably eat more calories then needed but I really would rather gain a little weight then fail the ride. I mostly just take in half the recommended dose of perpetuem and occasional gels alternating with luna bars. At the controls I have a V8 fusion and some cashews.
Could I be missing something clyde specific for longer rides? I'm hoping the 400k goes well so I can take on the 600k in April.
Note: Since these rides are unsupported and just have controls/checkpoints at unknown to me gas stations 40-60 miles apart so I mostly have to carry whatever I want to eat/drink for the whole 250 miles. The only thing I can really depend on is stops having some kind of gatorade/poweraid and water. I have yet to see a grocery near any of the routes I have been on.