Old 05-14-21, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SCTinkering View Post
Exactly. I actually did a couple of 25 ish mile recovery rides the two days following & didn't feel bad at all. Just goes to show that at least for me, I am able to do things like the Davis Double (200 miles in a single day) provided I eat and drink. I think a lot of other riders here could do the same, but it does required quite a bit of planning if it's self supported. Heck now I'm even kicking myself for skipping stops on the supported rides I did in the before COVID times with the hindsight of "Yeah I felt pretty crappy the day after." when I didn't need to.

side note -- As you ride and experience various situations you discover what works and what doesn't. If a safety net is available, (a phone call for help), then experimentation can be a good thing. Looking at everything you consumed had me ready for a stomach pump-out and that only shows how different we all are. Before my cancer hit me 6 years ago I would ride a solo 100 miler overnight --- no stops on 2 bottles of water, a banana, pb&j sandwich, M&M's and gels.
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