Originally Posted by supcom
More like 250 cal/hr of carbohydrates for long rides.
sorry my bad....i meant to say 60 grams of carbs/hour.......and sorry i misread the OP.....aside from a sport drink like accelerade (or gatorade) for that matter sport supplements really aren't all that necessary on an actual ride, as for electrolytes, most sports drinks contain enough to cover any losses due to heavy sweating.
real food is always the best supplement on and off rides......however taking some supplements during training (ie protein, ) will improve your overall strength and endurance......the idea is to have your strength/endurance built up before the ride, and substain yourself during the ride with the things i mentioned in my first post.
Last edited by pcates; 11-07-06 at 01:41 PM.