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What do you eat before you ride?

Old 10-24-09, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jdon View Post
soy milk
Why the twitch? Have you tried it? It's yummy!

My wife can't do the milk and I never liked soy until I tried Silk. It's pretty damn delicious, taste kinda like milk, but better. I drink the Light Plain one, but the vanilla's pretty yummy too! And I love that it's chock full o' protein.
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baha fresh's dos manos: before and after each ride.
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The blood of my enemies.
Reminds me of the hilarious and genius writing on the Jan Ulrich myspace page.
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In my case, nothing because every ride is a fat-burning mission.
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Peanut butter sandwich on Martins Potato Bread and a tall glass of iced tea. Most of time one but two with a Coke if it's going to be a long ride.
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Old 10-26-09, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Dilberto View Post
In my case, nothing because every ride is a fat-burning mission.
you're doing it wrong. you can go for much longer if you fuel a bit. also a lot of fat burning happens in the 24 hours after exercise. so don't worry about how much you are burning on the ride. just ride long.
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Old 10-26-09, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Tsuru View Post
Why the twitch? Have you tried it? It's yummy!
Yes I have. I am very lactose intolerant and was literally sick everytime I had dairy as a kid. Back then, the doctors just said "feed him more, he'll get used to it". Not the case..but my parents followed their advice until I was 10 or so.

There are now things like Lactaid out there but frankly, anything that looks like, smells like, tastes like milk triggers the gag reflex.

Silk is one of them. I have no doubt it is good for you and know it isn't dairy, but I am just not going there.
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Old 10-26-09, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
you're doing it wrong. You can go for much longer if you fuel a bit. Also a lot of fat burning happens in the 24 hours after exercise. So don't worry about how much you are burning on the ride. Just ride long.
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Old 10-26-09, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jdon View Post
Yes I have. I am very lactose intolerant and was literally sick everytime I had dairy as a kid. Back then, the doctors just said "feed him more, he'll get used to it". Not the case..but my parents followed their advice until I was 10 or so.

There are now things like Lactaid out there but frankly, anything that looks like, smells like, tastes like milk triggers the gag reflex.

Silk is one of them. I have no doubt it is good for you and know it isn't dairy, but I am just not going there.
Ah... gotcha. Sorry man! That's rough, but I can completely understand. Ever try OJ on cereal? Some people swear by it, though I've never tried it.
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Old 10-26-09, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
you're doing it wrong. you can go for much longer if you fuel a bit. also a lot of fat burning happens in the 24 hours after exercise. so don't worry about how much you are burning on the ride. just ride long.
Why do you say he's doing it wrong? Assuming you have decent nutrition on a regular basis, your body has plenty of stored fuel to get you through 30-40 miles without eating before riding. If you're going to be riding longer than that, then do in ride fueling as well.
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Old 10-26-09, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by wneumann View Post
Why do you say he's doing it wrong? Assuming you have decent nutrition on a regular basis, your body has plenty of stored fuel to get you through 30-40 miles without eating before riding. If you're going to be riding longer than that, then do in ride fueling as well.
fine. everyone else is doing it wrong. why are we all eating before riding?
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
fine. everyone else is doing it wrong. why are we all eating before riding?
Because that's what you heard you need to do sometime in the past, perhaps on some Internet forum?

Anyway, eating before you ride isn't necessarily wrong (depends on what and when you eat, and what your goals are), but more often than not, it's just unnecessary.
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Old 10-26-09, 09:26 AM
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i ate a sausage. it was not good.
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
i ate a sausage. it was not good.



Oh man... there's been a few morning rides after Indian or Ethiopian the night before. Oh my.
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Old 10-26-09, 12:03 PM
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Since watching "A Sunday In Hell" I exclusively ate rare steaks before riding. Then I read "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" and felt vindicated in my choice of breakfast.
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Old 10-26-09, 12:16 PM
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i once had a cornish pastie at a village at the bottom of the hill for lunch. i then climbed the hill and threw up at the top.

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Originally Posted by Tsuru View Post



Oh man... there's been a few morning rides after Indian or Ethiopian the night before. Oh my.
If you're referring to ethnic foods at/from restaurants, then yes I agree with you. It's the same as eating at some mediocre American joint the night before too.

Homemade Indian cooking doesn't really affect me at all because it's much healthier, includes more vegetarian fare, and doesn't have the nasty concentration of oil/butter most places think is necessary...
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Bananas are nearly a perfect pre ride food. I eat a few of them along with some oatmeal raisins and nuts at least 30 minutes or more beore the ride and just before a longer ride I like to eat a couple of dates. On shorter rides lasting less than 75 minutes I do not eat at all and only have a glass or two of water.
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Used to eat a chicken salad for lunch before a 5pm ride. A powerbar around 3pm. Kinda worked but it's not enough. I'm experimenting with Chris Carmichaels time crunched plans which is basically a high percentage of carbs before, during and after.
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
you're doing it wrong. you can go for much longer if you fuel a bit. also a lot of fat burning happens in the 24 hours after exercise. so don't worry about how much you are burning on the ride. just ride long.
Actually, the body has many thousands of stored fat calories. I can do a 40-mile ride with climbing(@75% intensity)...without bonking, on an empty stomach. I even did a metric century + (73 miles) on only a banana, can of Coke, five water bottles(20 oz.) and a Clif bar in sweltering 104 degree heat. The key to NOT BONKING is regulating intensity...which I intentionally keep below 80% of max LT intensity. If I am doing it wrong- then why do I have bulging veins everywhere and a six-pack?

Fat burning 24 hours after exercise ONLY occurs when high-intensity intervals(HIIT) are used. If not, the most fat burning lasts for about 1-2 hours after the exercise. Also, longer duration rides of more than 3 hours on empty tend to begin having a catabolic effect(muscle robbing). The ideal empty stomach duration for maximum fat loss and minimal muscle loss, is between 25 minutes to 90 minutes. I have been doing this for over one year now, with excellent results...

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Originally Posted by Dilberto View Post
Actually, the body has many thousands of stored fat calories. I can do a 40-mile ride with climbing(@75% intensity)...without bonking, on an empty stomach. I even did a metric century + (73 miles) on only a banana, can of Coke, five water bottles(20 oz.) and a Clif bar in sweltering 104 degree heat. The key to NOT BONKING is regulating intensity...which I intentionally keep below 80% of max LT intensity. If I am doing it wrong- then why do I have bulging veins everywhere and a six-pack?

substance abuse?
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Originally Posted by tubescreamerx View Post
If you're referring to ethnic foods at/from restaurants, then yes I agree with you. It's the same as eating at some mediocre American joint the night before too.

Homemade Indian cooking doesn't really affect me at all because it's much healthier, includes more vegetarian fare, and doesn't have the nasty concentration of oil/butter most places think is necessary...
Agreed.... but sometimes, even the homemade, I can "over do it", ever since my trip there, I can't get enough Indian food. It's never the same here, but you make do! And then I over-do!
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Another vote for oatmeal. Before the Saturday morning hammerfest, I'll usually eat a cup of oats, skim milk, dried fruit, skim milk, and honey or maple syrup. Good for 50 miles, no problem.
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substance abuse?
lol...been there, did that. I got three years clean now. After rehab, I actually gained 75 pounds. The bike was a big help in losing it all.
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Peanut Butter and Nutella Sandwich...I'm not sure if its bad for me or not. But it doesn't yield any bad results and I'm fine on the ride.
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