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Old 10-31-11, 09:46 AM   #1
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Energy Gels, Bars, Food, Drinks on Roller

When you are riding your roller or trainer during the winter months, do you use any gels or bars. I have recently purchased roller (waiting for delivery) and wonder what others are doing. Would it be a waste or better mimic an actual race?

I have ridden rollers before, but feel its going to take some practice to be able to remove the bottle from the cages, drink, eat, etc. but I do have 6+ months of riding indoors to master them!
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Old 10-31-11, 10:48 AM   #2
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What? How long do you expect to be on the rollers in a single session? Unless the answer is more than two hours, why would you need to eat anything? Fluids are a different matter, but there's really no need to eat while training indoors.
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Old 10-31-11, 12:15 PM   #3
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I use gels and bars for the convenience factor. Meaning that I do not want to carry too much while riding.
I keep my trainer sessions around 1 hour to keep myself sane.
No gels or bars for me on a trainer.
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