I was wondering if you people had guidelines for eating while on a ride. I want to start increasing my distances during my rides. Right now I don't feel the distances warrant eating or drinking, except water. At what point do you people say to yourself "Ok I am doing X miles so I need to bring some food" or "I am going to be out for X amount of time" and does the type of food vary on the terrain or weather.
Last year on some of my longer rides I took dilute Gatorade, power bars, and goo, I found it did not help the ride much but recovery was much quicker.