I am relatively new to biking and currently do most of my biking on roads on a mountain bike. I am looking at road bikes, but that's another topic.
I am currently riding about 20 miles a day and about 100 miles a week, average speed of 11 mph, average heart rate of 130 bpm. I use a polar heart rate monitor to keep my HR in the zone and sometimes hit anaerobic climbing hills.
Most of the time I don't get out of breath and generally don't feel tired or sore when I am done with my rides. I usually split my rides into 2 ten mile rides but sometimes I ride 20 miles in one activity. My question is, if I am not feeling tired or sore or any signs of energy loss, do I need to be eating Pre and Post workout meals. My goal is to lose the last bit of stomach fat that I have and to feel better, without losing muscle. I have read about the 4:1 post workout meals. I only eat whole foods when I can.
Any advice would be great.