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Foods you carry whilst cycling?

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For training rides of up to 80 miles I'll have a good breakfast and out on the road:

1 x High5 energy drink plus another bottle of water, with stops at service stations for more water.

4 slices of soreen malt loaf, 1 or 2 homemade flapjacks with hemp seeds (made with golden syrup and honey), 2 bananas.
 
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All of the above, pretty much. It all depends on the ride and difficulty. Shop rides I use perpeteum and gels. One gel every hour or 45 minutes depending on how I'm performing. Club rides just water and usually a homemade oatmeal cookie.
 
May 6, 2009
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What people's views on eating dried apricots whilst riding? ATM it's turning into one of my favourite snacks to eat during the day. Same with cashews.
 
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Fluids (alternate water and mixed) get sipped every 15 minutes so I take:
1 x bottle water - if ride over 3 hours I pack a spare water
1 x bottle Nutergia Ergy Effort

Food (wraps) gets eaten avery hour:
Lebanese flat bread wrap with olive oil 'butter', sprouted lentils, alfalfa and maybe a chickpea spread - 1 for every hour
For rides over 2 hours I add a banana and trail mix to add to my hourly wrap eaten on the half hour
 
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For me, i would bring candy bars. A couple of Mars bars, granola bars or even oatmeal cookies will keep your energy up during the ride. Of course we cannot take away sugar-water or for some, energy drinks. Remember that if you would like to gain a lot of energy for a limited time, you should opt for carbohydrates as they are digested faster compared to proteins. But stacking up before the ride will help you even better. Your choice between 3-4 eggs, chicken or milk; you could never go wrong.
 
Chocolate bars?
Only if you're riding in the arctic.

tony83 said:
For me, i would bring chocolate bars. A couple of Mars bars, granola bars or even oatmeal cookies will keep your energy up during the ride. Of course we cannot take away sugar-water or for some, energy drinks. Remember that if you would like to gain a lot of energy for a limited time, you should opt for carbohydrates as they are digested faster compared to proteins. But stacking up before the ride will help you even better. Your choice between 3-4 eggs, chicken or milk; you could never go wrong.
 
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If you want natural, easy to handle and consume foods, for long rides, clean and boil small sweet potatoes in salt water the night before, let cool in fridge, wrap in tin foil take on ride. Also, buy whole figs and/or pitted dates, wrap in foil. They are a bit bulky, but that is my preferred lunch on long rides. /h
 
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Fig Newtons, Clif bars, banana, Atomic Fire balls, Gatorade, water! I have found that I can eat anything but must consume lots of fluids because I sweat like crazy and lose a lot of sodium so must take care so as not to bonk!

Eating plenty the night before and then making sure to eat something prior to ride usually makes a HUGE difference in my performance.
 
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humble said:
If you want natural, easy to handle and consume foods, for long rides, clean and boil small sweet potatoes in salt water the night before, let cool in fridge, wrap in tin foil take on ride. Also, buy whole figs and/or pitted dates, wrap in foil. They are a bit bulky, but that is my preferred lunch on long rides. /h

Love sweet potatoes! Never thought of taking one on a ride. Might just have to try your suggestion as I love to try new things ;)