I started this so as to not highjack a different thread.
For me I have found that for longer rides ( I know that means different distances for different people) 100 miles or more, with a good bit of climbing, I need more than "support type bike food", powder drink mixes and blocks.
I try to regulate my intake to 300 cals an hour based on what the pro trainer/authors suggest. But, I find I do much better if while somewhere along the line I eat some "real food".
I will offer some of my suggestions and wanted to hear from you guys what you like to eat on long distance rides.
I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on dark rye, fig bars = Costco types are really nice sized and taste great, Payday type candy bars with peanuts and nougett cream sugar filling, raw almonds, ginger candy drops, semi hard/gouie (sp)?, and protien bars along with chocolate milk. Occasionally I will stuff a subway sandwich in my bag as well. I also drop a few Dunn fizz tabs for electrolites in my bottles.
What do you guys like to eat on long hard rides?