Last Saturday I challenged myself to ride 80km commuting to a 160km ride with 1500m of climbing for a total of 240km for the day. All of which I managed to do - the hills were slooowww but I managed and the descents were glorious. But along the way I also consumed a massive amount of food. More than I ever thought possible. I had 1500 calories worth of energy bars, 8 sandwiches, 5 liters of water. On top of that I ended up buying a bottle of energy drink, 2 bottles of coke, 2 chocolate bars, and an icecream. When I got home I was still so hungry that I had 3 hotdogs before I even felt close to be 'normal'.
Is it normal to go through so much food? I know that I must have used a lot of energy. Endomondo says I used 8800 calories, but I think its probably closer to 6000 for the ride.