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Old 12-17-13, 02:34 PM
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As pointed out by Seth.. the food and hydration bit you have to learn as you go and it will also depend on how hard you are going, heat and humidity.

For me an easy Z2 ride burns ~350 kJ/hr. That requires requires no hydration or food for 2 hrs. After that it's a half a Cliff bar and half bottle of liquid/hr (Camelbak Elixer)
Looking at a ride I did late Nov that was only 46 miles. Covered it in 2 1/2 hrs and only used ~1,700 kJ

If I'm going hard then it's upwards of 900 kJ/hr. At that rate I need a bottle of liquid and a Cliff bar an hour.

It took me about a year to figure out what I needed and what I could eat on the bike. Theory has it you can only digest ~250 calories/hr.

Go forth an experiment.
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