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Old 07-15-05, 07:12 PM   #1
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Grapes?

Wife just brought home a huge bag full of red grapes. So fresh and juicy. Best grapes I've had in a long time.

What I am wondering, is what are the cycling benefits of grapes? Seems like it would be cumbersome to take on a ride, but maybe as an after ride snack?

Good for fluid replacement, but....Any nutritional value?

Just curious.
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Plenty of sugar in grapes. Good source of vitamin C.

They make a special cycling-friendly grape. Easy to pack and they'll withstand impacts well so they are ideal for MTBing. They're called raisins.
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Patriot, I saw a guy with the store bag of grapes wrapped around the stem of the bars during the STP. I just about knocked the guy over and took them. they looked good. Reminds me...there's a bag of them in the fridge right now. i'll be right back......
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oh Patriot, old hiker's trick, freeze the grapes and slip them into your water bottle.
they act like little ice cubes and later can be eaten
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oh Patriot, old hiker's trick, freeze the grapes and slip them into your water bottle.
they act like little ice cubes and later can be eaten
I would think that would soggy them. It is good to puree your favorite fruit, then freeze it and use it as ice cubes.
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Hmmm... grapes...

(I will have to be sure to bring some on vacation)...
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Most fruits are excellent ride food. The problem here is portability and availability. Watermelon is a great ride food but they are rather hard to fit into a jersey pocket.

What we call "fruits" generally have decent quantities of electrolytes, sugar, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and fiber. So as a post ride food, they are superb.
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