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advice needed(7 posts)

advice neededRandyMH
Sep 28, 2001 10:02 AM
Tomorrow I plan on doing the Waco Wild West ride. I'm setting out to do the 62 mile route. This will be 22 miles longer then any of my previous rides. What should I eat tonight? I also have a 1+ drive to the ride should I wait to try to carb up until the morning? Are there any foods or drinks to stay away from?
TIA
Randy
re: advice neededLC
Sep 28, 2001 10:09 AM
The appropriate meal would be some buffalo steak and some pork & beans with a shot of whiskey.
re: advice needed1-day license
Sep 28, 2001 10:12 AM
do your usual carb loading and add 1 can of red beets- it's a secret ingredient and adds plenty of endurance
Don't forget breakfastMick
Sep 28, 2001 10:31 AM
Eat a normal carbo meal tonight like spaghetti or beans and rice. Don't forget breakfast in the morning. I like to have a bowl of dense cereal like Grape Nuts.

Your body holds enough energy in the form of glycogen for 2 to 3 hours of riding, depending on the effort you make. After that you'll deplete your glycogen stores and bonk.

If you expect an intense effort, start eating after about 1 to 1.5 hours on the bike to keep your energy up.
re: advice neededRoxy
Sep 28, 2001 10:32 AM
Never tried the beets thing...probably won't.
But, I would avoid dairy.
I'm doing another century tomorrow and plan to start the day with my usual - oatmeal, br sugar and nuts.
Tonight, pasta would be good.
Good luck!
Don't forget the water, and lots of it.
Let us know how you did-
Don't forget to eat/drink during the rideDave Hickey
Sep 28, 2001 10:58 AM
There are plenty of rest stops on the Waco ride. I wish I could ride this year but my son has a hockey game. How long has it been since you've ridden 40 miles or how much are you riding per week?
re: advice neededLone Gunman
Sep 28, 2001 12:41 PM
I have heard that we as humans hold enough energy to run 2 marathons. Carbo loading starts 2 days before the ride. Eat a meal you like and eat a good solid breakfast like pancakes, drink alot of water and have a blast. 62 miles is not that far but if you have never been past 40 it will feel like a great accomplishment and is a right of passage to a century. In preparation for a century, if you have never been past a certain mileage point, it is a new feeling for the body so it won't feel easy. Good luck.