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    What do you eat before a morning ride?

    I am wondering if I am doing it right.....hopefully I am, but thought I'd get your opinions.

    Before going for a ride in the morning (usually on weekends), I feel I "must" eat something (that could be because I'm diabetic), but if I eat very much I feel bloated and a little naucious when I start riding.

    So I generally eat something, but something small like maybe a bagel or toast only.

    Is that how you guys and gals do it too?
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    Bagels are good pre-ride food. I think so anyways.
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    a) The search tool is a wonderful thing

    b) I eat a bowl of uncooked rolled oats, raisins, honey with skim milk. Yumm.

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    A big bowl of honey-nut cheerios with 2% milk, guzzled about 30 mins before a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    a) The search tool is a wonderful thing

    b) I eat a bowl of uncooked rolled oats, raisins, honey with skim milk. Yumm.
    a) I did search and didn't find a thread on it.

    b) VBulletin's search tool has always been crappy...have seen it absolutely miss threads that I KNEW keywords were in.
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    For racing, you really shouldn't consume anything in the 3 hour time frame leading up to the race. I suppose the same would hold true for training rides, depending upon the pace. You can eat once underway and should try to consume foods containing complex carbs and they are used more efficiently by the muscles.

    While a bit of a sell-job, I would highly recommend reading this.

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    Pretty much the same thing I eat any other morning, bowl of cereal with a banana and a cup of coffee, with maybe a little extra cereal on a ride day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    a) I did search and didn't find a thread on it.

    b) VBulletin's search tool has always been crappy...have seen it absolutely miss threads that I KNEW keywords were in.
    huh.

    I just did a quick search using "breakfast before rides"

    and quite a bit came up, including
    "Eating before a ride"

    and
    "breakfast before a ride"

    Hope those two help some--

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    My usual breakfast foods: Usually a bowl of cereal, or a couple of omletted eggs in a tortilla with salsa, or, in winter, oatmeal. I try to eat >30 minutes before I ride. This goes for my longer weekend rides and my commutes.

    Is this recommended? I dunno - I'm not racing anyone but myself, so I haven't tried to change it to be more efficient. But I haven't found anything bad about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    huh.

    I just did a quick search using "breakfast before rides"

    and quite a bit came up, including
    "Eating before a ride"

    and
    "breakfast before a ride"

    Hope those two help some--
    I believe I had tried "food before ride" and turned up nothing that looked relevant.
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    A normal breakfast, bowl of cereal with a banana and a cup of coffee. Sometime I ride to breakfast and have eggs, bacon, toast, hashbrowns, and coffee.

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    I have a very small bowl of the whole grain or granola cereal with skim milk and water. I bring gatorade and water with me for a break and some quick nourishment. I've also taken to eating higher carb dinners the night before, as it does help me with having more energy for my ride in the mornings.

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    Usually my morning rides start about 10 minutes after I wake up at about 5:30am. I have a gel while I'm getting ready. I have a Cliff Bar or bowl of Cherios before I go to bed the night before. If it's longer than an hour ride, I will start eating on the bike about half an hour into the ride.

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    i had a bowl of ramen this morning. i screwed myself by falling asleep last night and didn't make it to the store. in the morning before my ride i looked and that's all i had. so, at 5:15 this morning i made ramen noddles! and actually i felt okay. better than i thought i would. it was only a 25 miler but i tried to stay near LT for most of it.

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    Oatmeal and a big mug of Peet's finest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman
    For racing, you really shouldn't consume anything in the 3 hour time frame leading up to the race. I suppose the same would hold true for training rides, depending upon the pace. You can eat once underway and should try to consume foods containing complex carbs and they are used more efficiently by the muscles.

    While a bit of a sell-job, I would highly recommend reading this.

    Mark
    Your right, I think they do occasionally slip in a subtle reference to various hammer products but there is a lot of good stuff. I do touring, not racing, but the stuff on calorie replacement and how you simply CAN'T replace as fast as they go out, you are simply feeding to not get too far behind. It really drives home the idea of a good pre-race meal the night before, to have a good supply of muscle glyceren on hand to fuel the machine.

    If I'm doing a fairly short ride in the morning <10-15 miles> I generally won't have anything to eat, maybe take a bottle of gatoraide, and its more because I like it than because I know I'm going to be actually using the calories during the ride. I usually have a very quick breakfast after the ride, something like a slim-fast with a scoop of protein powder in it. Gives me about 400 calories, 30 grams of protein or so, and I feel really good all morning from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I am wondering if I am doing it right.....hopefully I am, but thought I'd get your opinions.

    Before going for a ride in the morning (usually on weekends), I feel I "must" eat something (that could be because I'm diabetic), but if I eat very much I feel bloated and a little naucious when I start riding.

    So I generally eat something, but something small like maybe a bagel or toast only.

    Is that how you guys and gals do it too?
    on my early rides (leave house at 545) I wake up at 530 and go downstairs and eat a mint chocolate clif bar a a huge glass of water and drink as much as I can. That lasts me for a good amount of time. Then the clif bars are broken out durting the ride.
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    black coffee.
    dark chocolate.
    but we've been down this road...haven't we?

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    2 slices of toast, and an egg or two with my multivitamin and water. I try to eat this at least 30-40 minutes before I leave. I can't have any dairy products right before exercise. I'm not lactose intolerant usually but if I have even a cup of milk before bikin gor running, bad things happen.

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    Anchovies, jalapenos, ex-lax and a big ole shot of mother's milk. Ah, I love this thread.

    Seriously though --- 1 hour before ride: a bowl of oatmeal (sweetened h/ honey), a serving of fruit and about 8 oz. of iced coffee. On my ride I have one bottle of water and 1 bottle of iced tea (mixed black and green). The tea keeps my slight caffeine buzz going, while providing some anti-oxidants. My rides usually last about an hour.
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    It depends.

    On my morning rides, if I am doing them solo, I go out before breakfast and just ride. I do not need anything to eat if the ride is no greater than 50 miles. I do exert myself solo but I don't push all the time like happens in certain fast rides.

    If the ride is in the later morning and fast, then I have a light breakfast of a little cereal, and an orange and banana.

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    I haven't eaten anything before my morning commute in a long time. I leave earlier than most people wake up, usually between 4:15 and 4:30 and since I work two jobs I rarely get in bed before 11:00 so getting all the sleep I can is a must! Every once in a while I'll grab a banana or handful of peanuts, but that is rare.
    When I get to work I cook me a breakfast since my office has a full kitchen, yes, all to myself!

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