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Old 10-01-04, 04:50 PM   #1
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just a thought

is the sat long ride for the week a good reason to have a "carb" LOADED baked potato. seriously what do you guys eat the day before a long ride
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A nice balanced meal, just like mom always said: some lean protein, some starch, some veggies, some good fats.

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I'll second the balanced meal suggestion. I also stick to something I absolutely know will not cause me any sort of gastronomical distress. A long ride is definitely not the time to learn that something causes you problems.

Equally important is to eat well after the ride to help your muscles to recover quickly.
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As others have said, a balanced meal. Plenty of fruit to snack on is always helpful too. Another thing I do is make sure my water intake is high -- very high. Normally I'll go through 10 litres the day before a big ride. I have to in this climate.
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yeah but i eat that every day i want a reason to put everything in the fridge on the potato and eat till im dizzy you guys are no fun
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What day isn't a long ride?

ok ok

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seriously what do you guys eat the day before a long ride
Food usually.

Spaghetti with meatballs the night before. Morning of, oatmeal with some brown sugar and a couple of bananas.
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