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Watch what you eat!

Old 03-28-07, 01:28 PM
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Watch what you eat!

Man, I learned my lesson. I had something consisting of lots of olive oil, cheese, tomatoes, and olives about two and a half hours before my ride (I'm only 23. What do I know?). When I went out on my ride, I had such severe heartburn I thought I was going to throw up. Plus my stomach felt wishy-washy. I'll definitely be paying closer attention from now on.
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Sounds Tasty

But a better after ride meal, washed down with a Peroni
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It is. DEFINITELY for after the ride, though.
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I've been avoiding cat food recently..what with the rodent poison and all.
 
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I ate the wrong thing one day before I went out on a ride. I wish heart burn was the only problem I had. at least there was some bushes near by.
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Oooh, man that sucks.
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Yeah, Don't eat at an all you can eat sushi buffet a couple of hours before you ride either. Not a good idea.
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???
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Next time you shoukd just have a cup, or two, of Kool Aid.

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Originally Posted by rha600
I ate the wrong thing one day before I went out on a ride. I wish heart burn was the only problem I had. at least there was some bushes near by.
You didn't?!

I've thought about that in the past.
What if I had to go sooo bad.....I remember a couple of years ago I got myself into one of those situations to the point where I was actually starting to scope out what sections of the parkway would provide me the most tree cover from the road!

I made it home though in that case.
Never had to pull the trigger...so to speak.
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I am surprised that anything gave you GI troubles 2 1/2 hours before your ride. I have only had troubles with foods I ate within an hour of riding, and even then only if it is a really hard effort. But, you live and learn - everyone agrees and disagrees with different foods.
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Oh, sushi doesn't sound fun either!
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all you can eat sushi is never a good idea
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Originally Posted by cmh
I am surprised that anything gave you GI troubles 2 1/2 hours before your ride. I have only had troubles with foods I ate within an hour of riding, and even then only if it is a really hard effort. But, you live and learn - everyone agrees and disagrees with different foods.

I wouldn't have thought it either, but there it was. :/ Live and learn is right!
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
You didn't?!

I've thought about that in the past.
What if I had to go sooo bad.....I remember a couple of years ago I got myself into one of those situations to the point where I was actually starting to scope out what sections of the parkway would provide me the most tree cover from the road!

I made it home though in that case.
Never had to pull the trigger...so to speak.
I did. I was still 45 minutes from home and it was just one of those times. luck for me I was in an area where there is nothing but woods and everglades. not like it's something I haven't done a dozen times before while I was out deer hunting but still....
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I have learned that it is never a good idea to eat spicy chili or seven bean soup prior to large group rides. It may work out before a race though if you plan on going on a solo breakaway.
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Originally Posted by cmh
I am surprised that anything gave you GI troubles 2 1/2 hours before your ride. I have only had troubles with foods I ate within an hour of riding, and even then only if it is a really hard effort. But, you live and learn - everyone agrees and disagrees with different foods.
I think that everybody's physiology in respect to eating is different. I know that personally I've got to have something in my stomach (usually a banana and a piece of toast or some other bland thing, but never any dairy) before going out riding, otherwise I feel like yacking during hard effort. Also, I think the food acts as a buffer for the coffee I drink in the morning before a ride.
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Even eating the right thing at the wrong time can mess with you. My first time up Mt. Evans, still a noob cyclist, I ate yogurt and a dry bagel at the bottom before we mounted up. My Cat 1 mentor and training partner didn't notice until I was almost done, and started yelling at me. There was no blood for my legs on the whole climb -- it really sucked. Now I don't eat anything substantial w/in 3 hours of an intense ride (maybe a Gu or half a banana w/in an hour if I need it).
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