Two questions completely unrelated to each other in this case. The first is mainly dealing with good ride snacks (both before and during). Right now Iím just eating a granola bar every hour or so Iím on the bike, with one before the ride as well. I guess Iím just looking for suggestions regarding good ďboostsĒ that donít involve the power bar things. I'm usually riding about 2 hours (~45miles) a day and tend to run out of energy in the last 5 miles if I don't eat anything.
The second question Iíve heard a little bit on, but nothing really concrete. For about 2 months Iíve been spinning at about 90-100RPMís but recently Iíve been trying to push larger gears at about 70-80RPM to achieve the same speeds. I canít exactly pinpoint a dramatic change, but I do tend to have more energy after spinning less. After the ride however, my legs are absolutely dead at the lower cadence but not so when riding at a higher cadence. Is this more of a personal thing, or should I be looking to ride at an optimal cadence?