I'm doing some distance rides of 100 to 110 km's each (62 to 70 miles) soon. From experience I normally eat a power bar of some kind after about 2 hours which is about halfway for me. By then I'm starting to need some extra energy, so my question is how long does everyone else wait before starting in on the rations?
My logic was that I should have enough stored up to last the first 2 hours, but I'm experimenting with starting sooner to be more in line with the idea of drinking before you are thirsty, but with food. I normally save the energy gels for either a tough section or when I really feel drained.
I'd like to hear what everyone else does on these rides.