My parents, who courted going on bicycle tours in the late 70s, used to say there are two kinds of bicycle tourists. Ones who drink beer after a long ride and ones who eat ice cream after a long ride. Which one are you?
personally i lean towards the beery side. I mean i love ice cream too! But i drink beer after a long ride purely for the Carbs. its like a frothy, bubbly, tasty health shake. well without the protein.