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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
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Originally Posted by thetray
Just finished my first 20 miler and feel like dying.
Am I just out of shape or am I doing something wrong?
Since this is your FIRST 20 mile ride you may be out of shape.
How hard are you pushing yourself?
Start at an easy pace and build up gradually.
When I do my daily 37 mile ride I usually have a piece of fruit before leaving. During the ride I drink water and Gatorade, and have a Powerbar Power Gel at about mile 20. When I get home I sometimes have a turkey sandwich (protein and carbs) and more water. That's it.
Do you always eat and drink all that stuff?
Maybe the combination or the amount is more than you can handle.
I know it would be way too much stuff for me.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8