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Good for you. Changing something up and trying something new is sadly what many won't do.

That's a lot of stuff to have to drag along with you. Hopefully getting a few extra Carb Calories along the way periodically kept you feeling like you had some extra oomph for the climbs along the way. Also if you consumed a good bit of Carb Calories after the ride to help replete your lost stores, then you didn't feel exhausted afterward and into the next day.

You might experiment with putting most of your carbs in your bottles. I use Heed for my bottles and currently have been using about 150 Calories per 24 oz. bottle. Prior to Heed, I just mixed 40/60 or 60/40 water and crangrape juice or what juice was available. Heed seem to give me a quicker boost. I take a few gulps every ten minutes.

If I ever feel exhausted and drag around after a ride, I can always go back and see that I didn't hydrate correctly or consume carbs during and shortly after the ride.
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