So I understand that everyone is different... But I'm sort of trying to figure out the Gu and ride based foods... so that I can stop bonking toward the ends of my rides.
I primarily do a 30 mile "distance" ride every mon/fri, and in between on Tue/Thur I do recovery rides (slow to coffee with the wife, blah blah)... on Wed, I do a 20 mile hard / fast paced ride.
On my 30 milers it's just under 2 hours that I'm out, and on my 20 miler I'm a little over 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Where should I start with experimenting when to eat the Gu's on both rides?
Pre-Ride I usually eat a bowl of frosted wheat thingies, or honey nut cheerios... Or I'll eat some bread w/ peanut butter and a banana.
Post-Ride I usually get myself an 8oz glass of chocolate milk.
On my recovery rides, I generally eat breakfast after the ride... (they're usually only 10 miles at a slow 13-14mph).
Thanks for any help!