I wanted to ask how many people here map or track the number of calories and protien you plan for when you go on tour.
I've been touring and commuting for many years but I notice my endurance has changed lately. The last tour I rode was the Lewis and Clark Trail. I always carry the same foods - oatmeal, pasta, fruit, water. On the Lewis and Clark Trail tour, I noticed my legs really never recovered. That tour was miserable.
So talking to one of my friends who has hike the Apalacian Trail, he told me that he actually MAPS and plans his calorie/protien intake. He also maps his water intake (example: our bodies can absorb only 8 oz of water at one time. More than that will cause us to have to pee).
I have a 900 mi tour coming up this year and was wondering if anyone here maps calorie/protien intake. Maybe I need to start doing this??
Dang, I'd hate to think touring became a science!! Sort of takes some of the fun out of it!
On the other hand, being 500 miles away from home and having fatigued legs sucks even worse!
What do you think?