I seem to have my worst rides when I have a Powerbar before riding. Evening rides after a day at work I seem to get side aches alot even though I wait at least a half hour before the ride. These are 3.6 mile fire road climbs with very few areas to catch a breather short of stopping. Yesterday morning I had a bowl of cereal followed by a Powerbar with water. Felt like poo right away. Usually just have a bowl of cereal and do just fine, thought I'd try something different to get a little more energy. It didn't work
Anybody have any suggestions or have similar experiences with Powerbars?