I've gotten back into biking about 3 months ago. I was never a serious rider, but I'm managing about 12 - 15 miles per day 6 days/week currently. I often ride the steep road climbs.
Since I started back riding, I've been noticing loose bowel movements and with slightly more frequency (sometimes twice a day). Not quite diarrhea, but way too loose nonetheless. Is this common? Nothing has changed in my diet which usually consists of two Zone perfect bars per day, one for breakfast, one in between lunch and dinner, salad about 5 times per week, and dinner usually rice and chicken (filipina wife so we always have rice). I do have a sweet tooth but I do not over-do it.
Before riding, my bowel movement were once a day and normal. I did a search and couldn't find anything on "bowel".
Thx in advance.