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Food and drink. Longer rides

Old 05-14-20, 11:40 PM
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Food and drink. Longer rides

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Old 05-15-20, 06:41 AM
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Someone asked a very similar question a couple of days ago, maybe some of those responses will be of help. Just curious.. backpack question
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Old 05-22-20, 08:57 PM
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What Is “Longer”?

Do you have easy access to potable water? Are we talking about the heat of summer (temperature extremes?) Any chance to hit up a gas station or convenience store (is chocolate milk ever a bad choice?). If you are going for an all day ride totally unsupported you should probably think about mounting everything on the bike. If it’s a “once in a while” ride a backpack may be OK.
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Things I Like on Longer Rides

*Chocolate milk (nearly frozen in a Polar bottle before leaving).
*Vegan lunch meat with honest to goodness Swiss cheese sandwich.
*Almond butter, banana, and raspberry preserves sandwich.
*Nunn or Skratch nutrition for electrolytes.
*Apples, oranges, orange juice, peaches.
*Left over pizza.
*Organic energy bars.
*Cherry phosphate
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Old 05-23-20, 08:29 AM
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Mangos. Their messy but when you are out of energy they are a good boost.
Orange bell peppers. Delicious!
Coconut water.
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Rye Whisky, Red vermouth, bitters.
oh, wrong forum. sorry.
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I lose a lot of salt during rides, so I tend to crave salty things on long rides...particularly salty/sweet mix. One of my faves is a mix of 1/2 almonds, 1/2 dates (or craisens), sprinkled with extra lite salt or sea salt. Otherwise, it’s usually something like a clif bar.

If I’m going less than 3 hours, I usually end up just consuming a GU or two or maybe some electrolyte mix...Often on rides less than 2 hours, I just drink water and eat “real food” when I finish.
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