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imnotclever 07-20-06 09:12 AM

Rider's Food
 
With Floyd bonking yesterday this seems like a good subject.

What do the riders eat during the race?

Smoothie104 07-20-06 09:41 AM

Gels, power bars, little ham or turkey and cheese sandwiches, some jelly and butter sandwiches as well, Also baked potatos, eaten like an apple believe it or not. Candy Bars sometimes too.

So all you freds can start carrying a baked potato in your jersey pocket now.

cuda2k 07-20-06 11:57 AM

Smoothie - you forgot to mention they like to wash it all down with a good ole fashioned Coke!

Smoothie104 07-20-06 12:11 PM

oh yeah, i did forget that bit. I wonder if its still the old school stuff you can get some places around the globe., with actual cane sugar instead of HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) stuff sold in the US.

cuda2k 07-20-06 02:39 PM

Good question. I had the sugar cane version in Mexico last month while on my honeymoon. Dang that was good, though maybe being thirsty after being on the beach and in the ocean for a few hours may have had something to do with it. Oh, and it's even better mixed with a bit of rum too. ;)

caloso 07-20-06 02:45 PM

Cuda: I'd imagine in Tejas you could find a little Mexican grocery that carries Mexican Coke (La Cosa Verdad).

I was reading somewhere that they have sandwiches with ham, cream cheese, and jam on croissant. That actually sounds really, really good.

Az B 07-20-06 02:51 PM

Everybody knows you put the potato down your pants, not in a jersey pocket.

Sheesh.

Az

ed073 07-20-06 04:13 PM

Allan Peiper gave a rolling interview in 1992 (with cameo appearance from Dmitri Konychev) eating a sardine roll....the wind at 45kmh was blowing chunks of it out of his mouth....:(

lotek 07-20-06 04:14 PM

you can get honest to god Dr Pepper in Waco
made with Cane sugar not HFCS.
Don't know if I'd want to chug a bunch o that on
a long ride unless I wanted to do a Greg Lemond at Paris Roubaix
immitation (ewww).

marty

waterboy 07-20-06 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Az B
Everybody knows you put the potato down your pants, not in a jersey pocket.

Sheesh.

Az

And remember- next time , it goes in the front.

platypus 07-20-06 05:27 PM

I've used a potato before for really long rides (also when I happened to have a leftover baked potato in the fridge ;) ) - works great!

Mothra 07-21-06 01:38 AM

Phil had a spread laid out on their breakfast a couple years ago. It was full of rolls, pastries, danishes, cereal, oatmeal, fruits, coffee, tea... for a single rider! They eat around 5000-7000 calories a DAY! :eek:

Bockman 07-21-06 05:29 AM

In the 2005 TDF the Disco boys had what looked like delicious rice tarts stashed in the van. I've been looking for a recipe ever since.

GTcommuter 07-21-06 06:49 AM

Evidently a little beer is part of the diet also. Not during the race, of course. From Velownews...

"It was an attack that stemmed from a quiet beer Landis shared with team manager John Lelangue on Wednesday night, when the pair resolved that the Tour was "not over."

pathdoc 07-21-06 06:54 AM

Central market sometimes carries Mexican Coke. It tastes alot like Pepsi.

girlyman 07-21-06 02:11 PM

I know a great joke about potatos

cuda2k 07-21-06 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTcommuter
Evidently a little beer is part of the diet also. Not during the race, of course. From Velownews...

"It was an attack that stemmed from a quiet beer Landis shared with team manager John Lelangue on Wednesday night, when the pair resolved that the Tour was "not over."

We all know what Lance's beer of choice is. Wonder what Landis' choice brew is.

J-McKech 07-21-06 05:28 PM

Imagine the poops they take...

Moochers_Dad 07-21-06 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FreeridinLoon
Imagine the poops they take...

No.

ed073 07-23-06 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mothra
They eat around 5000-7000 calories a DAY! :eek:


you can safely add another 1000-1500 to that for a rider during a 3 week tour...


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