hey all, i ride a daily commute of around 25kms, and go for at least one lengthy ride on the weekends, around 80-100kms and am about to do a 160km ride in 9 days from now.
on the weekend just gone i did a 100km ride, no problems, but i found myself fade rapidly at the end due to not having anything to fuel me. i've been told every half hour is a good rule, so on a 5hr ride, i'm looking at carrying enough for 9 boosts? i normally take bananas and a few barley sugars (little sweets) on my weekend rides, but obviously this 160km will be a different beast. so if i jam 4 bananas in my jersey, and 5 leppin/hatever sachets as well, would that be a pretty standard set-up?
don't want to carry too much, but as saturday proved, as i approached three hours and had nothing but a couple of sweets which i inhaled in a second, the hunger took the wind out of my sails!