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    Curious what food you bring/eat on your rides?

    Curious what food you bring/eat on your rides?

    Thanks.

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    Fig Newtons. Gel packs. Zingers. If on an organized ride I will grab a banana or apple or two at a rest stop to take with me.
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    Don't know what your are looking for relative to distance, time, altitude gain or temperature, so FWIW, I generally bring 4-8 packets of Perpetum (4-8 bottles extra, depending on heat), 4-6 GU's, 4-5 Stingers and a couple of GU Chomps for a 5-6 hr ride. Distance is 50-60+ and 8-10K climbing. I eat a high protein breakfast before I leave. I am 66 and love to ride in the foothills.

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    Breakfast bars. Clif shot blocks. Pennut butter samich.

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    Depends on length of ride, but here's the menu:

    Lance Toast-Chee peanut butter and cheese crackers
    Clif Bar
    Salted cashews
    Dried apricots or dried pineapple
    Honey in 9-gram pouches (similar in size to ketchup packets at burger joints)
    Endurolyte capsules
    Gatorade powder for reloading bottle
    Beef jerky

    Some combination of this stuff will work for me up for rides up to 100 miles.

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    Apples for short rides. Bananas and PBJs for a little longer ones. I also like to stop for lunch - soup, sandwiches, oh, and pie.

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    Short rides under 2 hours I don't eat, just drink water with and without nuun.

    On longer rides, again it depends on the length as to what and how much. These are some of the items I use;
    - Larabar
    - Clif bar
    - Clif shot blocks
    - GU
    - Peanut butter and honey sandwich
    - Bannana
    - Fig newtons
    - Trail mix
    - Honey stinger waffles

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    Some combination of Cliff Bars, Power Bars, GU packs, a bottle of GU2O and one of water.

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    Up to 35 miles, nothing. 35 to 55 miles, a Clif bar and a gel pack. 55-75 miles, a Clif bar, half a flask of gel, about half the recommended amount of Perpetuem for the time of the ride. 75-100+ miles, a flask of gel, 3/4 strength Perpetuem (3-4 refills in baggies), light snacking at rest stops (mostly PB&J).

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    I am pretty close to BluesDawg's routine. It really depends on the ride distance. My daily rides are anywhere up to 30 miles and I don't have anything but water and a second bottle with ZipFizz (electrolytes) if it's in the summer and a granola almond bar in the middle of the ride. 30 to 50 miles, a GU Gel before the ride, one halfway into the ride and another at the end of the ride and a granola almond bar or two during the ride. I also have electrolytes and a third bottle with Pertetuem (still trying to find a flavor that I like). I also carry a frozen PBJ which I eat halfway through the ride. I usually get the Smuckers or the ones from Sam's Club which taste the same to me and are much cheaper for more sandwiches. On all my rides, I carry GU Chomps which I don't chew but I let dissolve while riding. I found that letting them dissolve does two things for me; 1) it helps keep me from breathing through my mouth and tiring out faster 2) it keeps my mouth moist and keeps me from having to sip water all the time. A chomp normally lasts me between 8 to 10 miles.

    On anything longer than 50 miles, it is usually a charity ride that has SAG stations along the route and I stock up on what they have, especially bananas. I can't seem to find anyone that wants to ride more than 50 miles with me just for the heck of it. One day, I'll get around to doing a century by myself if I can find somewhere safe to ride. I can't imagine doing a century ride at a MUP.
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    On rides under two hours I don't bring any food, just water. For rides longer than that I'll take fig bars and/or vanilla crisp Power Bars. The number depends on the length of the ride. For an all day (5 to 7 hours) I'll take five or six fig bars and three Power Bars. I went with the Power Bars for two reasons. The first is that I can tolerate them without stomach distress. Second, I found a place where I can get them for $0.80 each.

    My co-workers encouraged me to come clean completely. Sometimes I also take along a bit of beef jerky.
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    Long rides only:
    1) homebrew mix of peanut M&Ms, dried apricots, dried bananas, raisins
    2) gel packs
    3) Hammer Endurolytes (hugely beneficial for muscle cramp prevention -for me, anyway)
    4) water, water, water.

    But the greatest food relief experience I ever had was stopping late afternoon (super hot day) on a 100mi+ day and being given someone's extra orange. Memorable!
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    Usually just some Clif Bars and Clif Blocks but don't necessarily eat them during the ride. All depends on the length of my ride. I just like to have something with in case I decide to ride further than I planned when I set out.

    For drinks, I'll bring some electrolyte type liquid as I sweat - A LOT - and a 2nd bottle with water for longer rides.

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    Banana, dates, prunes, Shot blocks, Cliff bar.

    I'll stop for water. I'll have coffee or tea if the ride is more than 3 hours during cool weather. I'll also stop for soup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbg View Post
    Long rides only:
    But the greatest food relief experience I ever had was stopping late afternoon (super hot day) on a 100mi+ day and being given someone's extra orange. Memorable!
    Mine would be a tie between a can of V8 on an extremely hot day and a coke and a Snickers bar at a store stop near the end of one of my first century rides.
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    Shot bloks for shorter rides, 30 - 62 miles. For rides 62 -100 miles, also a gel. For rides over a century, additional gels, shot bloks, and power or cliff bars.

    I always carry a spare gel in my camelbak just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Mine would be... a coke and a Snickers bar at a store stop near the end of one of my first century rides.
    This is what I'm talking about. A lot cheaper than all the synthetic stuff people are chowing down. Unfortunately American Coke made with fructose hurts my stomach. If you could only buy Mexican Coke (made with sucrose) at convenience stores. I get the good stuff at Krogers and it's $1.40 per ten ounce bottle

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    Scooby Snacks and Granola bars in the seat bag with the tube and patch kit.

    If I'm going more than 60mi I'm stopping off for a meal.
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    In the city, nothing. Instead I stop at a convenience store or fast food if needed. So far my recreational riding has been less then 20mi. The only thing I've needed to stop for is a cool drink in the warmer months. My problem is Dunkin Donuts is right on my way home. Hmmm, fresh donuts! I'm never going to lose that last 10 lbs.

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    For rides more than 30 miles I bring a varying mix of Cliff Bars, dried dates, dried mango slices, dried papaya slices and chocolate covered espresso beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbg View Post
    But the greatest food relief experience I ever had was stopping late afternoon (super hot day) on a 100mi+ day and being given someone's extra orange. Memorable!
    I had one of those experiences once on an organized ride. Some folks who lived along the route set up an impromptu free watermelon stop in their front yard. It was the coldest, sweetest thing I ever put in my mouth.

    As for the original question, nothing for rides under 30 miles or so. If longer, I'll try to route myself past some place for a quick breakfast, or I'll pack a PBJ and banana, with some Honey Stingers along for insurance. And plenty of water. Don't much go in for them fancy sports drinks.
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    Training rides up to 3 hours: water. Training rides over 3 hours: Peanut butter. Short races: light complex carb breakfast 90 minutes before or nothing (like oatmeal). Long races: same breakfast, and Hammer Gel or honey during the race.
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    In the two bottles; Camelback Elixir and Hammer Fizz; my jersey two Gu gels and Almond Snickers/Payday/Baby Ruth (one of these) for up to four hour rides. For breakfast 1/2 muffin and a can of Pepsi (I don't do coffee).

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    Hamburger for breakfast, Hi energy jelly beans during the ride, gatorade in the bottles.
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    Hamburger for breakfast? You mean like ground beef or a hamburger?
    I'm a breakfast 'purist'. Gotta be real breakfast food. Could never do a Coke for breakfast either. I think that is one nasty thing to do to yourself

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