Am I doing it wrong?
I'm concerned I'm abusing my body by not eating properly before I ride.
I usually ride one to two times a week at 20 to 45 miles a ride generally keeping my heart rate at 75% to 100% max.
My routine is wake, coffee, stretch, ride.
I like to ride early so there isn't any time to eat and digest anything. I find that if I eat before I ride, the food tends to want to revisit at inopportune times during the ride. I've tried food powders with mixed results.
I only carry Cytomax and a Power or Cliff Bar.
I rarely bonk and when it does happen it's usually after a very light dinner the night before.
My thought has been "if it works why fix it" but I'm afraid that over time I could be harming my body or something.
I must admit I haven't researched the subject much.