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Old 07-14-08, 02:53 PM
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I used to eat oatmeal... but lately I've been eating a huge plate of pasta w/ a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper for flavor.

Eat as soon as I get up (nuke the already cooked pasta and add the oil)... then shower and get ready. Gives the pasta 45 min to an hour to digest before I ride.

Why pasta for breakfast? a) pure carbs and no fiber... on long days (100+ miles) I find anything undigestible is a no no. b) already cooked... just heat it and eat.
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The breakfast before the long ride? Anything light will do, is just to keep me from being hungry. A ham-cheese sandwich usually does the trick. Now, the late dinner on the night before, that's another story... pasta, pasta and lots of more pasta.
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I gather that no one really knows how to cook a tasty breakfast or enjoy one. Where's Botto's non BS breakfast when we need it.

Now in NM -- you really have to have green chile in some form, within an omelet, as a sauce smother on your burrito, in your bagel or just a bowl of green chile stew. Green chile is so pervasive you cannot get away from it and I think has toughened everyone's stomach.

I used to live in India and breakfast there is steamed rice pancakes (idli) or a rice crepes (dosa) and a bowl of sambar. I get mine in the evening reheat it in the AM. All my centuries this year that I did solo and started from my house were powered by sambar soup with carbo in the form of grits, quinoa, blue corn pancakes or chipotle tortilla.

Going less than 30 unless I am climbing over 2K -- skip BF altogether or my wife's green superfood mix with electrolytes.

Green tea or just straight up espresso -- depending what the previous evening was like
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Old 07-14-08, 08:34 PM
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Same thing I have every morning .. a waffle with rice & oatmeal mixed in and 3 fried eggs.
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Old 07-14-08, 08:49 PM
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Toast with jam.
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Bowl of oatmeal with GNC megaman sport pill crushed (can't swallow pills) and some brown sugar mixed in. 1 piece of wheat toast with peanut butter and 2x cups of coffee with skim milk.
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Old 07-14-08, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by UtahWasatch View Post
Gainesville ? Climb ? They let you ride the stairs in the "swamp"?!
There are between 3-5 rock gyms throughout Florida.

There is a huge climbing community, especially in Gainesville. Climbers go into these venues called rock gyms where they "climb". Florida does provide a lot of natural spots to boulder. As far as top roping/non-gym climbing, Gainesville is not far from the state borders so a lot of natural spots can be accessed through a little bit of driving. I'm not being defensive, but I do have a couple of friends that climb and they offer me insight on this subject.

Believe me, there's a lot of dedicated people in this state who can school you on climbing.

It's no sweat off of my back to explain this to you guys, (which is ******** because this thread is about breakfast, IMO the best meal of the day). But honestly, why do you have to make a ridiculous attack when you don't know anything about climbing in Florida?
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Old 07-14-08, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyOrg View Post
There are between 3-5 rock gyms throughout Florida.

There is a huge climbing community, especially in Gainesville. Climbers go into these venues called rock gyms where they "climb". Florida does provide a lot of natural spots to boulder. As far as top roping/non-gym climbing, Gainesville is not far from the state borders so a lot of natural spots can be accessed through a little bit of driving. I'm not being defensive, but I do have a couple of friends that climb and they offer me insight on this subject.

Believe me, there's a lot of dedicated people in this state who can school you on climbing.

It's no sweat off of my back to explain this to you guys, (which is ******** because this thread is about breakfast, IMO the best meal of the day). But honestly, why do you have to make a ridiculous attack when you don't know anything about climbing in Florida?
Are we talking about rock climbing or riding a bike up a hill/mountain?
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Old 07-14-08, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by logdrum View Post
I gather that no one really knows how to cook a tasty breakfast or enjoy one. Where's Botto's non BS breakfast when we need it.

Now in NM -- you really have to have green chile in some form, within an omelet, as a sauce smother on your burrito, in your bagel or just a bowl of green chile stew. Green chile is so pervasive you cannot get away from it and I think has toughened everyone's stomach.

I used to live in India and breakfast there is steamed rice pancakes (idli) or a rice crepes (dosa) and a bowl of sambar. I get mine in the evening reheat it in the AM. All my centuries this year that I did solo and started from my house were powered by sambar soup with carbo in the form of grits, quinoa, blue corn pancakes or chipotle tortilla.

Going less than 30 unless I am climbing over 2K -- skip BF altogether or my wife's green superfood mix with electrolytes.

Green tea or just straight up espresso -- depending what the previous evening was like

NOT before a ride I start in the AM. I'd be spewing green chile and steamed rice pancakes all over the road!!
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Originally Posted by AndyOrg View Post
There are between 3-5 rock gyms throughout Florida.

Believe me, there's a lot of dedicated people in this state who can school you on climbing.

It's no sweat off of my back to explain this to you guys, (which is ******** because this thread is about breakfast, IMO the best meal of the day). But honestly, why do you have to make a ridiculous attack when you don't know anything about climbing in Florida?
Sorry dude- I assumed you were talking about biking & hill climbers not rock climbers. Also, I grew up in Naples (25 years), went to school in AThens, GA and spent MANY great days/nights and gator growls in gainsville

Now for breakfast: Nice cup of Hammer Perpetuam with a HEED chaser works great for climbing (bike) the little mole hills out in this part of the country!
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Andy, if you don't state otherwise, climbing on a cycling forum means this:



Not this:
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Old 07-14-08, 11:03 PM
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Now that top pic is a climb!
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I understand the confusion.......but I thought since I said climbers were, small/spidery people, y'all would make the connection that I was talking about rock climbers. (Since on average most riders I see DOWN HERE are normal builds/your occasional chubby old man). I'll specify next time although I don't think I'll be talking much more about climbing from here on out. hah

Gator Growls/Gainesville/North Florida are my favorite.
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Originally Posted by AndyOrg View Post
I understand the confusion.......but I thought since I said climbers were, small/spidery people, y'all would make the connection that I was talking about rock climbers. (Since on average most riders I see DOWN HERE are normal builds/your occasional chubby old man).
Most places where there are real hills to climb (I.e. Not florida), the [cycling] climbers are the small spiderey people. And, around here anyway, the rock climbers have more upper body to them. FWIW, when I first got into road cycling, I was also doing gymnastics, and people would tell me I had a rock climber build; a small waist with a bigger upper body, especially my upper back and shoulders (deltoids, traps,etc.)
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To get back on topic a little. I am curious about all the people that mention cereal. I used to have a bowl of cereal before a morning ride. Cereal is my normal bfast food. However, a riding buddy of mine said that having milk before a ride was the worst thing you could do. I guess its the lactic acid or something. Also, with just cereal I would hit the wall about an hour after starting. Just curious what all the people that have milk in the morning experience?
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Originally Posted by scattante View Post
To get back on topic a little. I am curious about all the people that mention cereal. I used to have a bowl of cereal before a morning ride. Cereal is my normal bfast food. However, a riding buddy of mine said that having milk before a ride was the worst thing you could do. I guess its the lactic acid or something. Also, with just cereal I would hit the wall about an hour after starting. Just curious what all the people that have milk in the morning experience?
Lately I've been having Kashi GoLean, but I use coffee instead of milk...
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Originally Posted by logdrum View Post
I gather that no one really knows how to cook a tasty breakfast or enjoy one. Where's Botto's non BS breakfast when we need it.

Now in NM -- you really have to have green chile in some form, within an omelet, as a sauce smother on your burrito, in your bagel or just a bowl of green chile stew. Green chile is so pervasive you cannot get away from it and I think has toughened everyone's stomach.

I used to live in India and breakfast there is steamed rice pancakes (idli) or a rice crepes (dosa) and a bowl of sambar. I get mine in the evening reheat it in the AM. All my centuries this year that I did solo and started from my house were powered by sambar soup with carbo in the form of grits, quinoa, blue corn pancakes or chipotle tortilla.

Going less than 30 unless I am climbing over 2K -- skip BF altogether or my wife's green superfood mix with electrolytes.

Green tea or just straight up espresso -- depending what the previous evening was like
I'm of irish descent, to me good oatmeal (especially with raisins) IS a "tasty breakfast" and along with a good cup of joe and the aforementioned dookie I REALLY enjoy it and I don't end up with green chile stains on my chamois.
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If not tired and the ride will be less then 3 hrs, then just a glass of OJ..
If tired or longer then 3 hrs, then a bowl of oatmeal and a glss of OJ...
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i'm a big fan of 3-4 scrambled eggs and a nice glass of water.
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Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
then shower and get ready.

Yes!!! I am not the only one who does this ritual. Every time I go out for an early ride, I shower. And when I tell people what I did that morning, they can never understand why I would shower.
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I just recently started a breakfast routine for biking and my breakfast consist of oatmeal with a bit of boiling water in it mixed with a table spoon of local honey and a cup of green tea and then I throw in some fruits here and there. Also if you have never drank tea in the morning you should try it, works wonders for me. Unsweetened green tea is amazing lets me focus on riding alot more then if I drink OJ or coffee.
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Originally Posted by astonmartinag View Post
Yes!!! I am not the only one who does this ritual. Every time I go out for an early ride, I shower. And when I tell people what I did that morning, they can never understand why I would shower.
It's so much easier to wake up if you've showered.
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Originally Posted by scattante View Post
Also, with just cereal I would hit the wall about an hour after starting. Just curious what all the people that have milk in the morning experience?
To "hit the wall" you have to deplete the baseline sugar in your blood (and liver?)... generally between 1200 and 1500 calories.

If you are burning 1200 calories within an hour of starting, then you probably need to pace yourself for endurance, not eat a better breakfast. You can't sprint for the entire 4 hour ride. ;-)

Either that or you are Tour de France fit and you should be on a team and doing what your trainer requires rather than asking on the intrawebs.
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Three jumbo eggs, over easy, four slices of Jimmy Dean sausage, two slices of toast with butter and grape jelly, one bowl of grits with Cholula hot sauce all over everything.
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Originally Posted by scattante View Post
To get back on topic a little. I am curious about all the people that mention cereal. I used to have a bowl of cereal before a morning ride. Cereal is my normal bfast food. However, a riding buddy of mine said that having milk before a ride was the worst thing you could do. I guess its the lactic acid or something. Also, with just cereal I would hit the wall about an hour after starting. Just curious what all the people that have milk in the morning experience?
I always drink 2 glasses of skim milk at breakfast and never had any problems with it.
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