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FOOD and snacks - POST RIDE(12 posts)

FOOD and snacks - POST RIDEixiz
Jun 12, 2001 7:00 AM
I would like to know what you guys eat post ride
Im looking for something to munch on on the way home from a ride and hate to stop at (greasy) burger inn. Would be nice if i can pack it in cooler or better yet just in bag

thanks in advance
cantelopeSpoke Wrench
Jun 12, 2001 7:20 AM
This time of year, nothing tastes better to me after a hard hot ride.
Mexican mangos are gerat right now.AlexR
Jun 12, 2001 9:23 AM
I live pretty close to little India in Chicago (Devon St.) and the grocery stores do a good business supplying Indians in their lust for mangos. Patel Brothers grocery is selling champagne mangos from Chiapas that are amazing. They've got a little creamy tartness in the aftertaste that's almost yogurty. $10 for a flat that contains 18-20. Not bad, considering lesser mangos cost $1.69 each at Whole Foods. If you can find these - Champagne Mangos, product of Chiapas, Mexico - get a crate.

Food of the gods, no doubt!E3
Jun 12, 2001 12:30 PM
I ate two with lunch today. I get'em 3 for a $1.00 and buy 12 to 18 at a whack. What a feast!

The taste only faintly resembles that of standard mangoes. Their creamy texture is as much of treat as the taste.

I can't wait until snack time this afternoon. I get to eat more.

I get just as ecstatic over the local melons when they are in season July - September.

I am suspicious of folks who don't like fresh fruit and melons. It just ain't natural.
re: FOOD and snacks - POST RIDEPingPong
Jun 12, 2001 8:54 AM
Ignoring expensive recovery drinks I opt for bananas and skimmed milk, preferably made into milkshake to keep me going till a main meal.
Jun 12, 2001 10:34 AM
Bananas, I eat a couple of them...
Get thos carbs inMichelle
Jun 12, 2001 10:36 AM
The most important thing is to get ~60g of carbs in your system within the first 30 minutes of getting off the bike. Whether it be a can of Kerns apple juice, recovery drink (I use Endurox) or solid food, you want to try and catch that window. Within the next 1-2 hours of that, make sure to eat something with protien and carbs. This may not sound totally satisfying, but the Odwalla juices are excellent (especially the Super Protien drink). Other folks at the races eat bagels, pop tarts, and a lot of them just cant go by a McDonalds without getting a Coke and Fries. Whatever it is, just eat -it'll do your body good...
Jun 12, 2001 10:33 AM
After most rides, I wait 30 minutes before eating to let my body burn the most fat possible. That's roughly the amount of time it takes to put my stuff away, stretch and shower. Then I pump in some carbs and protein, usually with a small serving of pasta. This rule doesn't apply after epic rides or when I am really starving!
Jun 12, 2001 10:41 AM
are strangely satisfying and offer appropriate amounts of potassium, carbs, and other goodies. Check the label - they are right up there with bananas. I also dig other dried fruits i.e. apples, peaches, apricots, etc. Buy 'em in bulk and enjoy the intense flavors. But Michelle is right, gotta hit some protein at some point too.
Balance bar -- protien and carbs (nm)Alan B
Jun 12, 2001 12:24 PM
Better than candy!(nm)look271
Jun 12, 2001 8:56 PM
beer and BBQWadeOmatic
Jun 12, 2001 8:03 PM
Really. It's power packed.