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    Thanks for the replies on my post

    Hello,
    Didn't know if anybody would see this if i attached it to my original post since it is farther down. Just wanted to say Thank You for your replies to my post about energy bars. I learned alot from those.

    I am trying to lose weight, so eating a bar with 300 calories is not good for me. I also learned i don't have to eat anything for carbs, i can drink it instead. Spent a lot of time on the Hammer nutrition site lastnight. Their Heed looks good, but i would need close to 3 scoops for my weight, at 100 calories per scoop. I would only use this if i plan to ride more than one hour. The stuff in their drink mix is better than say, gatorade.

    Is there anything out there that has carbs and electrolytes but no calories? I live in Phoenix, so also looking for something for when it will be real hot outside. I am thinking, if i drink more of the sports drink because it is hotter, that will just mean more calories right? Sorry for all the questions. Thanks for your help!

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    Hi George,

    If you post a response to an existing thread, it's bumped back up to the top.

    I'm not sure how you, and perhaps other people, will take this, but I think you are overcomplicating things. Haven't you just purchased the bike? Are you able to ride it for an hour or more at a time? When you are, THEN is the time to ask these questions. For rides of an hour or less, just bring lots of water.

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    Hi Historian,
    Last time i replied to my own post for an update, it didn't go to the top. It was still on page 2, with my recent reply.

    No, i do not have a bike yet, but will in 3 weeks. Just trying to research and learn as much as i can. Since i have the time. I will wait until i do get my bike, and start riding, then will ask more questions. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLTKID View Post
    Hi Historian,
    Last time i replied to my own post for an update, it didn't go to the top. It was still on page 2, with my recent reply.

    No, i do not have a bike yet, but will in 3 weeks. Just trying to research and learn as much as i can. Since i have the time. I will wait until i do get my bike, and start riding, then will ask more questions. Thanks!
    Sorry, didn't mean to discourage you. I don't want you to get caught up in the nitpicky stuff before cycling becomes a habit. THAT could discourage you.

    Again, for a ride of under an hour, water should be fine. Bring a snack with you if you like - a banana, for instance.

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    You have 3 weeks to do some walking with a higher than normal heartbeat.
    It will help when you get on your bike.

    Go for it.
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    Historian's advice is spot on. When you get the bike, it may (or may not--everybody is different) be difficult to ride for up to an hour. Many factors will effect this: butt comfort on the seat, quality of the seat, stiffness of the frame/wheels, hills, leg strength, cardiovascular endurance/health, and many more.

    Again, everybody's different. I easily put in a 2-hour ride with no food, just water. But, that's me. You will want to experiment for you and find out. An hour should probably do for just about anyone, though, I'd expect.

    Also--there are no food/drinks with carbs but not calories. Carbs (sugar) are calories. Plenty of electrolyte supplements with no calories, though. And, if you're riding long enough to need carbs, that means you need calories to continue riding. Again, Historian has a point: just because the bars/gels are marketed to cyclists doesn't mean you have to use them. A banana is a great idea and packs the same calories as a gel.

    That said, I usually use PowerBars for a couple reasons: they sponsor the team I'm on () and they're packaged up nice for stuffing 2-4 per pocket. After 3+ hours, though, they start wearing on me and I do look for something different. I'll stop at a store along the route or something.

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    I can remember starting off thinking 1-2 miles was one heck of a ride and drinking an entire water bottle and a power bar while doing it. It didn't take long and I was doing 4-5 miles and only a half of a bottle. Now I commute 10.5 miles each way and usually forget to drink anything and only eat when I get to work or home.
    I say this because when you get your bike (Congrats by the way), don't expect to ride a long time at first. You will be amazed how fast your endurance will go up, but don't push it. If it becomes work and not fun you will stop. Eat and drink however it makes you feel comfortable at first. Once you get up to 1-2 hr rides, then look heavy into nutrition. Riding the bike will take some weight off at first. But if you do not change your eating habits you will put it all back on and maintain it even with riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    You have 3 weeks to do some walking with a higher than normal heartbeat.
    It will help when you get on your bike.

    Go for it.
    Hello. That is true, i started walking last tuesday, march 1st. Walking 4 miles a day right now. And started a diet too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_young View Post
    I can remember starting off thinking 1-2 miles was one heck of a ride and drinking an entire water bottle and a power bar while doing it. It didn't take long and I was doing 4-5 miles and only a half of a bottle. Now I commute 10.5 miles each way and usually forget to drink anything and only eat when I get to work or home.
    I say this because when you get your bike (Congrats by the way), don't expect to ride a long time at first. You will be amazed how fast your endurance will go up, but don't push it. If it becomes work and not fun you will stop. Eat and drink however it makes you feel comfortable at first. Once you get up to 1-2 hr rides, then look heavy into nutrition. Riding the bike will take some weight off at first. But if you do not change your eating habits you will put it all back on and maintain it even with riding.
    Have fun and ride.

    Hi. Thanks for the advice. As i stated in a reply already, On march 1st., i started a diet and walking program. Walking 4 miles every morning right now. Only eating chicken, fish, veggies, fruit and salads. Oh, yogurt and oatmeal etc. Nothing white. With the diet and walking, i am hoping to lose some weight before getting my bike, then losing more once i start riding everyday, as i will burn more calories.

    Was tired of being a couch potato. I am real serious about doing this all, and making it a daily lifestyle. Thanks!

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    You kick butt!! Attitude is half the battle and it looks like you got it whipped. Carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    Historian's advice is spot on.
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