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anybody eat trail mix on the road? what do you use for fuel?(6 posts)

anybody eat trail mix on the road? what do you use for fuel?Haiku d'état
Apr 24, 2001 9:42 AM
last weekend i fueled with some fruit-based trail mix (and a few peanut M&Ms thrown in), couple clif bars and some gatorade; was on the bike around 4 hours on that particular ride, and finished strong.

i've been reading up on carb/protein intake for all-day fueling, but haven't found anything ANYWHERE about the benefits of GORP/trail mix. my stomach seems to tolerate it well, and it kept me going ok, but was that the gatorade and clif bars? or a combination?

what do you guys use for fuel on longer rides?
Anything in the cupboardPaulCL
Apr 24, 2001 11:05 AM
Depending upon the length of the ride, I will carry: gel, powerbar(s) and my gorp. My gorp is usually whatever is in the closet...raisins, peanuts, dried cherries, sunflower seeds, any sort of nuts that are available. I have found that this stuff tastes a lot better, and fills me more, than anything else. Besides, its' a lot cheaper than powerbars and gels.
As for liquid, if its' a short ride, I'll stick with water. Anything longer (>40 miles) I fill my bottles and/or camelback with Extran or Endurox. I think it really helps to drink a glass of Endurox just before and after a ride. After a long ride,like everyone else, I could eat a whole pizza in one gulp. Not good. So I pull out the blender and throw in Endurox, water, ice cubes and a banana and make a "smoothie". Very good, very filling. Then I call Domino's.....
I've tried it.Humma Hah
Apr 24, 2001 11:56 AM
I usually carry a small bag of snacks. I use gel for most of my energy, but like some nuts for when I'm hungry. A little protein of some sort supposedly helps moderate your insulin levels and make carbs burn more smoothly.

Peanut M&M's were offered on a recent century, and my body responded well to them.
re: anybody eat trail mix on the road? what do you use for fuel?birdrider
Apr 25, 2001 7:36 AM
Last summer, on one of the hottest days in the north east, I had barely survived one of the most disgusting climbs I've ever suffered thru in the Shawangunk Mtns. At the top was a vending machine and I bought two packs of Combos. Better call them 100 megaton Nuclear Bombos because after that I litterally could not slow down. I wound up blowing everybody else on the ride off my rear wheel. It was truely increadible.

But now that I only eat whole, organic foods (ie fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and beans) those 100 megaton Nuclear Bombos are strictly off the list.
Vodka! those Russians have something.Largo
Apr 25, 2001 3:58 PM
Ever wonder why the guys like Tchmil do so well? Well, do ya?
Thats not H2o in the bottle...
Vodka! those Russians have something.tommyb
Apr 25, 2001 8:19 PM
I actually used to put a shot of vodka in my water bottle to keep it from freezing when riding in the winter. There were many times that I dreamed I was Tchmil flying through the frozen northern European cobbled roads. It really does work.