2014 Trek Domane 5.2, 2003 Fuji Cross, 2010 Giant Trance, 2006 K2 Mod 4.0, 2010 Schwinn Madison
Seems high in fat & protein and low in carbs to use during a ride.
Also, if that's all you'll be eating it doesn't seem like enough total calories. If you ride 6 hours that's only 123 cal/hour. Although it can vary from person to person, recommendations for long rides usually are in the 200-350 cal/hour range. Of course you don't say if you'll be drinking anything other than water to help replace spent calories.
thanks, have a couple of powerbar gels but was going to save those for the metric that is on sunday...I have one on sat as well.....Sundays is a slowish one whereas saturday will be balls out as I am probably the slowest of the riders....going to hide in the pack and try and save a bit of energy.
Water with nuums for electrolytes was the only other thing I was going to bring.
Just seen that some people like fig rolls (fig newtons) are they really suitable?
Typical Values Per 100g Per Biscuit
Energy 354kcal 254kJ
Protein 3.7g 0.6g
Carbohydrate 67.6g 11.5g
(of which sugars) 44.9g 7.6g
(of which starch) 22.7g 3.9g
Fat 7.7g 1.3g
(of which saturates) 3.8g 0.6g
(of which trans) Trace Trace
(of which mono-unsaturates) 3.0g 0.5g
(of which polyunsaturates) 1.0g 0.2g
Fibre 4.3g 0.7g
Sodium 0.2g 0.03g
Salt Equivalent 0.5g 0.07g
>>Aim to consume about 250 calories per hour ... of whatever.<<
I do the same thing except maybe 300 calories per hour. On a century it doesn't matter what you eat as long as it's got calories and some protein. Energy bars, potato chips, fig newtons, dried figs, dried fruit, Mars bars whatever. The idea is to get calories and energy. I happen to like Cliff bars, Mars bars, Coffee Crisp, and some Coca Cola..................
I noticed your bar contains a fair amount of 'sugar alcohol'. This ingredient was popular when the Atkins craze was in full force. It is a type of carb that 'doesn't count' on the diet. However, too much sugar alcohol can do very bad things to your digestive system. I am in the food industry and had to taste several bars (6, if memory serves). I liked the bars and ate them completely rather than just taste. I didn't know about the sugar alcohol issue and ended up spending 60% of my afternoon on the toilet, wishing for death.