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    when eat power bar?

    hey I was wondering, when do you guys eat your power bars? Before cycling? During cycling? which one

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    I don't eat power bars, I prefer home made energy bars or cliff bars and when I eat them depends on what time of day I ride, how long I plan to ride, and the weather. I try to ride within an hour of having a good meal (usually in the early morning after breakfast). If my ride is going to be 2 hours or less, then I don't eat anything. Anything longer than that and I will stop after about 1.5 hours of riding and have at least half an energy/cliff bar.

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    I stop at burger king every 3 hours.

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    i eat my cliff bars with some milk b4 i go.

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    I eat one about 15 minutes before heading out. I then will eat another after each hour of riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    hey I was wondering, when do you guys eat your power bars? Before cycling? During cycling? which one
    eat it when you're hungry. unless you are training/ competing at a high level, don't worry about the science behind it.

    you'll learn soon enough about when you shouldn't if you get Gastro intestinal disturbances

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    lol, i dont even know whats gastro intestinal disturbance

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    when hungry.

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    When eat Power Bar? Eat Power Bar before hungry. Put fuel in body good. Water drink Power Bar eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    lol, i dont even know whats gastro intestinal disturbance
    If you ever get it, you will know...it can be rather discomforting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    lol, i dont even know whats gastro intestinal disturbance
    Its when the kids really want to go swimming all of a sudden and they want to get out the back door really bad before the pool is available... or sometimes it can just be upset stomach, and a woosy nauseous feeling. I prefer to wait a little while after breakfast before riding. LOL one of my riding friends has IBS, so he gets random disturbances no matter what he eats... poor guy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Koll
    When eat Power Bar? Eat Power Bar before hungry. Put fuel in body good. Water drink Power Bar eat.
    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason222
    I stop at burger king every 3 hours.
    That's good and all, but I generally get hungry during the ride. So I stop at Carl's Jr. pre ride and pick up a Six Dollar Western Bacon Cheeseburger and an XL Onion Ring and an XL Mr. pibb for the camelpak! There's nothing like 1520 calories and 84 grams of fat when you're starting to feel tired! wOOt

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    I keep one incase I'm out riding and run completly out of energy. Eat it, sit for a while and get a good 2nd wind and keep on my way.

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    Use GU during a ride, bars before the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Koll
    When eat Power Bar? Eat Power Bar before hungry. Put fuel in body good. Water drink Power Bar eat.
    I was so tempted to respond like this:

    When eat power bar? Before power bar eat you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    I was so tempted to respond like this:

    When eat power bar? Before power bar eat you!
    HAHAHAHA!

    Seriously though, I usually eat power/energy/clif/whatever the hell you want to call them bars whenever I'm hungry (and that's often). Usually 1 before heading out to ride, and then one every 40 minutes or so.
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    I dont eat em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    I was so tempted to respond like this:

    When eat power bar? Before power bar eat you!
    Good one!

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    lol, yeah

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    I only ever ate power bars while riding when doing an Enduro... I sometimes have one after a tough ride to get some nutrients back in if I still have a bit of time before I can eat properly...

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    the joys of gastro intestinal issues......i'm feeling the love right now.....feeling how my gut is going to explode, and there is nothing I can do about it.....

    Yeah, I have IBS as well....it's something you just get used to for the most part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Koll
    When eat Power Bar? Eat Power Bar before hungry. Put fuel in body good. Water drink Power Bar eat.
    lol i was actually gonna say something like that when i first saw the thread.


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