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Old 05-12-14, 08:51 AM
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cafzali
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I think rather than not eating enough, the issue could be that you're not eating the right things. Generally, on a ride of 1.5 hours, you don't need to eat much. In fact, I don't carry food at all with me on rides of that length. What's likely happening is you're not eating enough or well enough during your meals. Make sure you're taking in enough protein because that will deliver far more long-term value for you than carbs. Protein's also vital for muscle recovery.

Having said that, how much you need overall depends on the level of effort that your ride requires. If you're doing a lot of climbing or your pace is exceptionally quick, you'll burn a lot of fuel over a ride of that length.
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