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Your favorite Pre-ride meal?...(12 posts)

Your favorite Pre-ride meal?...Jammin
Aug 27, 2001 3:56 AM
Me, I just go for a bowl or two of cereal...what ever is hanging out on top of the fridge....shredded wheat, lucky charms, coca puffs....

Sometimes some toast with jam or jelly and a cup of tea will do in a pinch.
Hominy grits ...Humma Hah
Aug 27, 2001 5:09 AM
... with a fried egg on top. All of my best efforts were fueled by this breakfast.
What happened to doughnuts?MB1
Aug 27, 2001 5:36 AM
I like a big bowl of cereal and milk with some nuts. And lots of water to drink.
Analysis of the donut diet ...Humma Hah
Aug 27, 2001 2:38 PM
... Eating 2 donuts after a 25-mile ride works OK if you double your weekly distance.

Eating 1 donut after the same ride works even better.

Dropping to 1-2 donuts a week while keeping up the miles works even better.

For best results, increase the miles and eliminate the donuts.

I still think they'd be good food while riding a century (they did give me plenty of energy, delivered almost as fast a gel, no intestinal side effects). The problem is I had to stop to get them out of the backpack to eat them (and hardly anyone else here wears a backpack on a century). If they were available at SAG stops, or I had something like a big Pez dispenser of them on the handlebars, it would have been better.
Pop tarts (Cinnamon Frosted), Banana, and H2O. (nm)Greg Taylor
Aug 27, 2001 5:13 AM
Ditto except Strawberry frosted P.T.s, (& 'nana, & H2O.) (nm)RhodyRider
Aug 27, 2001 8:23 AM
OatmealCRM
Aug 27, 2001 5:20 AM
Last year, the first leg of an MS-150 was cold, rainy and windy and as a reward I got to sleep on a plastic mattress in a run-down dorm. The next morning, I wasn't exactly feeling in tip-top shape for the ride back. We went to the college's cafeteria and they had everything you could ever want for breakfast. Normally, I like eggs and potatoes, but for some reason a big, steaming bowl of oatmeal caught my eye. That bowl of oatmeal fixed me right up and fueled me all the way home. Now I'm totally hooked on the stuff. It's quick and easy and provides long-lasting energy.
English muffin with chunky peanut butter and a bananaPaulCL
Aug 27, 2001 6:29 AM
..got your carbo's, protein, fats, and potassium. Wash that down with a hot cup of Java and off I go....
peanut butter roll-up...peek inside for recipeSpinchick
Aug 27, 2001 8:26 AM
warm a tortilla in mic for 20 sec, spread on some pb, drizzle a little honey, sprinkle some wheat germ and roll up. Yummmmmmmmyyyy.....
Here goesflava
Aug 27, 2001 8:41 AM
My a.m. meal is usually pretty mighty:

-3 small pancakes w/ syrup (lite syrup)(40g carbs, 4g protein, 3g fat)
-bowl of Special K w/ Soy Milk (30g carb, 6g protein)
-3 egg omlette (one yolk) with nonfat soy cheese (17g protein, 6g fat)
-1/2 bagel w/ peanut butter and a little jam (total 45g carbs, 8g protein, 8g fat)

That's 2 - 2.5 hours before the ride. I generally don't have special meals for ride/race days. What I will monkey with though is the glycemic index of the carbs that I eat. If I race later in the day I reduce protein slightly the closer I get to race time.
dont eat anything for atleast two hoursishmael
Aug 27, 2001 8:01 PM
if i ride hard ill get cramps if i dont....fresh pasta with no sauce and english muffins with honey and butter
re: Your favorite Pre-ride meal?...mike mcmahon
Aug 27, 2001 8:14 PM
One container of Altadena brand fruit-at-the-bottom strawberry yogurt, a banana or a cereal bar, B-complex, vitamin c, and vitamin E, all washed down with a steaming cup of java.