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What to eat for the ride? Proper nutrition info sources?(4 posts)

What to eat for the ride? Proper nutrition info sources?BrianNYC
May 5, 2003 8:59 AM
I bonked riding yesterday, and am pretty sure that it is b/c I did not eat breakfast - I was just dead after an hour. I rarely eat breakfast, but if I want to go on longer rides I figure I need to fuel up properly if I don't want to bonk (especially since cycling has gotten rid of some spare fat). So, are there any readily available sources for proper nutrition for cycling? Thanks as always
you rarely eat breakfast? shame!ColnagoFE
May 5, 2003 9:13 AM
didn't your mother tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! (just kiddin ya here). sounds like you have a busy schedule or are just not that hungry in the morning (like me). i started making a protein shake (apple juice, frozen fruit and about 40g of whey protein) every day. you can make it in about 20 seconds with a hand blender and slam it down before heading off to work. then you should be eating something every 3 hours or so. if you are riding i usually shoot for 100 cals after each hour of exercise. so if I headed out with no breakfast for a ride i'd eat a bit of an energy bar or similar after each hour's riding time. works well for me as a rule of thumb anyway.
re: What to eat for the ride? Proper nutrition info sources?Spunout
May 5, 2003 9:24 AM
Day before: eat, eat. Lots of rice for dinner, omelettes, bread, fruit for dessert.

Breakfast: Oatmeal, bread, fruit. A shake? Okay, I use malt powder in mine(600Cal shake!), just a little protein powder (don't need that until after ride).

During ride: 500ml/hour drinks at 320Cal/litre. Three bananas, four fig newtons. This for a three hour ride.

This is an active maintenance diet, I was on the bike three hours the previous day also. YMMV.
Proper nutrition? Pop tarts are in order my man!!Lone Gunman
May 5, 2003 5:56 PM
You can eat all the crapolla tasting energy bars you want, give poptarts, frosted poptarts or give me nuggies.