Ok so today I did my first 60 mile ride, its was as big mixture of hills, descents, and flats. It took me a little under 4 hours because I really started to hurt in the end, this was definitely the first time I've really pushed my body on the bike.
My question is did I do it too much or too little today with food and supplements. I ate a bowl of granola & yogurt 2 hours before the ride. On the ride I brought two packets of GU and two large water bottles which are almost two liters together. I did the GU packets at 16 miles and 45 miles and they felt pretty effective, I also finished all the water by the end of the ride.
As the ride went on my legs weakened of course and my chest started to ache, when I got home I was pretty dizzy, sore, & starving. I proceeded to drink a Power Bar recovery shake and a banana and then stretched. After my stretch I made a roast beef sandwich & and a few chips and nuts along with it, and finished up with a glass of water. I have been snacking on crackers a bit too.
Should have I brought an energy bar on the ride, and was the recovery shake afterwards a bad move, if so what would have been a better choice? Did I eat too much afterwards, too little? Should I have had a gatorade on top of that or maybe instead of the shake? I just basically want to know what flaws you guys see in what I did because I can tell I really put my body through the wringer and I want to know what I need to do at this point.
Any advice is much much appreciated.