|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 cupboard||PaulCL|
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.|| |