just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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Ride standing occasionally. Coast standing downhill. Whenever your butt feels sore or tired, stand.
Eat a tiny bit every 15 minutes on the bike, a rate of 1 Clif bar/hr. or a little less, or equivalent in cookies, bananas, etc. Fig Newtons are very good. Don't try to go so calorie negative on the bike. On the bike, you want to eat at a rate of about half what you burn. If you lose energy, you burn fewer calories.
OTOH, you can go more negative in the first two hours, then increase your food. If you feel faint, eat. Sometimes you can get hungry, not get faint, and the hunger will pass.