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Old 05-21-19, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I think what's he asking for is alternatives to solid food.

In any event, I think the same re: overeating. I know way too may cyclists who think 40 miles with not much climbing=pizza at the halfway point. I started examining my own eating patterns during self-contained touring and came to the conclusion that I was often overeating during the day's ride. I experimented with cutting back in calorie intake while pedaling and found that I was able to get through a tough day's ride on less than my usual. I'll have a good appetite at the end of the day, but that's to be expected.

Now, I've found the exact opposite.

I used to crash HARD later in the day any time I went longer than 30 or 40 miles. Lately I've been pretty good about getting ~250 calories in me per hour on the bike, and I feel LOADS better after rides.
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