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Old 12-17-13, 02:57 PM
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Cychologist
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Most cyclist don't drink enough but eat too much on their rides, IMO.

I try to have some carbs, like a small serving of oatmeal or peanut and jelly sandwich, about an hour before I ride. I also drink a bottle of water over the hour before I ride.

Even in cold weather, I take a drink every 10-15 minutes. I probably average a water bottle (sports drink or water) an hour during the summer.

On rides over an hour and a half, I start eating something after about an hour. My favorite is a Clif bar cut into 8 bite size pieces so I can easily eat it on the bike. One Clif bar usually will be enough for a 3-4 hour ride, but I usually carry two or a couple of gels in case I decide I want more. For a six hour or century ride, I prefer to eat 2-3 Clif bars and a banana while drinking 6+ bottles of liquid.
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