just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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When I get dizzy while riding it's usually on a long climb when either I haven't been pushing food enough or it's been hot, I've gotten dehydrated, and then my stomach quits. Low blood sugar, in either case. Two glucose tablets probably don't even touch it for a rider. A couple hundred liquid calories would probably be more like it. Hammer Gel, something like that, followed by a good bit of water. You didn't bonk, not by any means. You just got a little behind.
The day before, you probably didn't have a 200 or so calorie recovery drink within 10 minutes of finishing, and then a good balanced meal with plenty of carbo within an hour.