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Old 05-10-19, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by PickleRick View Post
As a prepackage snack bar?....sorry, no, it does not count. (would not travel well over a 60-100 mile ride)
....as a tasty mid-ride snack? Absofregginlutely! --- did you have a dos equis with it??
Nope, diet soda ridiculously enough. The burrito was way more than snack size, BTW. I got really hungry, and thought "what the hell", broke routine and had dinner during my evening ride instead of waiting until after.

Worked out well, probably do it again sometime.

I did a thread some months back about during ride meals because I routinely do century-plus rides, and love eating out during them. I started the thread mostly because there's so many people asserting that you'll get sick if you do this that I wanted to know if I was the only one. Turns out, a lot of people do the same thing without ill effect, and it's a lot of fun.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I rode 12 1/2 miles, ate a burrito and rode 12 1/2 miles back last night after work, does that count? It was sort of bar shaped.
Frozen burrito removed from jersey pocket, peeled and eaten while riding? +Pro points!
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Old 05-10-19, 08:36 AM
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As alluded to above, ride far enough, and you can eat pretty much whatever you want. The stop at mile 90 of 157, a delicious BBQ chicken sammitch at The Schwack in Dana Point:



I think I was in the saddle around 9 hours that day, and ate... one Clif bar?
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Originally Posted by PickleRick View Post
As a prepackage snack bar?....sorry, no, it does not count. (would not travel well over a 60-100 mile ride)
....as a tasty mid-ride snack? Absofregginlutely! --- did you have a dos equis with it??
Counterpoint: I carried two bean and potato burritos (from Taco John's -- it's a midwest thing) in my jersey pocket for a 9-hour 125-mile gravel ride a couple weeks ago and they were just fine.

I was trying out some new things for my nutrition strategy. As it turns out I didn't like the burritos mid-ride, they didn't sit that well with my stomach in the heat. But as far as keeping, they were fine.
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Old 05-10-19, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Counterpoint: I carried two bean and potato burritos (from Taco John's -- it's a midwest thing) in my jersey pocket for a 9-hour 125-mile gravel ride a couple weeks ago and they were just fine.

I was trying out some new things for my nutrition strategy. As it turns out I didn't like the burritos mid-ride, they didn't sit that well with my stomach in the heat. But as far as keeping, they were fine.
Fair-doos. Guess it depends on who wraps the thing. If I got a burrito from my local Mexican eatery it would be salsa and sour cream nightmare in my jersey in less than 9mins -- let alone 9 hours.


Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Nope, diet soda ridiculously enough. The burrito was way more than snack size, BTW. I got really hungry and thought "what the hell", broke routine and had dinner during my evening ride instead of waiting until after.

Worked out well, probably do it again sometime.

I did a thread some months back about during ride meals because I routinely do century-plus rides, and love eating out during them. I started the thread mostly because there's so many people asserting that you'll get sick if you do this that I wanted to know if I was the only one. Turns out, a lot of people do the same thing without ill effect, and it's a lot of fun.
Yes! I am one of those people (who gets sick while exercising). If I did eat a burrito or cheeseburger mid-ride, as some have mentioned, I'd be roadside vomiting within 20miles (a nice snack for the crows). I need to keep my intake small and persistent.
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Old 05-10-19, 02:38 PM
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Have not seen my favs yet, which are Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Nut bars. I eat one every 20 miles or so past the 50 mile mark...
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Originally Posted by PickleRick View Post
Fair-doos. Guess it depends on who wraps the thing. If I got a burrito from my local Mexican eatery it would be salsa and sour cream nightmare in my jersey in less than 9mins -- let alone 9 hours.
Yeah I had to be very specific with the counter guy that I didn't want any cheese/salsa/sour cream etc.

So this is outside of the scope of your initial question but my go-to fuel during a ride is a handful of pitted Medjool dates. Not exactly a bar but it's just about as hassle-free as anything prepackaged. I prefer real foods because my stomach tolerates them better, but obviously this isn't going to be something that works for everyone.
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Old 05-10-19, 03:23 PM
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Circus Peanuts.
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Old 05-10-19, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by PickleRick View Post
Fair-doos. Guess it depends on who wraps the thing. If I got a burrito from my local Mexican eatery it would be salsa and sour cream nightmare in my jersey in less than 9mins -- let alone 9 hours.




Yes! I am one of those people (who gets sick while exercising). If I did eat a burrito or cheeseburger mid-ride, as some have mentioned, I'd be roadside vomiting within 20miles (a nice snack for the crows). I need to keep my intake small and persistent.
A man's got to know his limitations.
I've actually gorged on buffets 50-70 miles into 100 mile rides. If there was an endurance riding competitive eating biathlon, I could be a contender.
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Old 05-11-19, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
Nature's Bakery fig bars from Costco. So much better than Fig Newtons, easy to open package, not expensive, taste great on the bike without drying out your mouth.
This is all i buy, but i wish they did taste a little more like fig newtons. they are still good. My only other complaint is i wish Costco sold a box of all Raspberry! I have to hide them in the gun safe or my wife will eat all the raspberry before i can!

By the way, if youíve only ever bought them at Costco, do you know they make a Lemon flavor? Iíve only seen them at the supermarket at the checkout lane. Not as good as i was hoping they would be, but still good.
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Old 05-11-19, 03:43 PM
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I just got some ThinkThin Protein Bites and they're different from the ThinkThin bars. No maltitol or other sugar alcohols, just cane sugar and "brown rice syrup" as sweeteners. Combo of soy and whey proteins, 3g per bite. Not bad tasting -- I tried the white chocolate covered lemon and chocolate covered caramel. Good texture. It might pass for candy if your idea of candy was classic 1914 era Mary Janes.
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I'm a Type 2 diabetic, so this is a serious thing for me. I like chocolate and I need something that won't melt, but only in warm weather. I use the "dipped" granola bars (whatever brand is cheap) in cool weather and Nature's Bakery brownies when the chocolate coating would melt.
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Macrobars

Macrobars are great for protein with limited sugar.

They taste good and have but free options since I have Crohnís disease the buts donít agree with me.

i like the peanut butter/chocolate chip the best.
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Clif Builder's Bars are my current favorite. Chocolate Mint because the Chocolate ones are too chocolatey and I can't stand the taste of the other flavours i've found.

I used to love Lara Bars but got turned off by the cost and the lack of variety available in my area. The Apple ones are great, but getting them by the box for a reasonable price is hard.
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Paydays (small ones @ Wally) and Fig Newtons--neither get your hands messy on a hot day, AND don't cause an upset gut.
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Quest bars at bodybuilding.com and GNC have plenty of protein and no added sugar. Choose the flavors which are sweetened with stevia instead of sucrolose. Legionathletics.com has protein bars with a few more calories and they too are better than the commercial brands made bu General Mills and the like. Stay away from G bars. They have more added sugar such as HFCS that protein because they are made by Gatorade which is owned by Pepsi.
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I definitely go for fig bars when touring, especially when I am camping far from any town. They are light to carry and make a good, easy breakfast. Strawberry Newtons are also good.
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It's most interesting that many people seem to have conditioned themselves in such as way as to be incapable of riding after taking in a meal-sized portion of food mid-ride. My first ever century featured carne asada fries at mile 70. Several times a month I ride 30-50 miles (depending on route) to my wife's workplace for lunch, then ride ~30 miles home-- and the last 30 are generally the fastest miles.
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It's most interesting that many people seem to have conditioned themselves in such as way as to be incapable of riding after taking in a meal-sized portion of food mid-ride. My first ever century featured carne asada fries at mile 70. Several times a month I ride 30-50 miles (depending on route) to my wife's workplace for lunch, then ride ~30 miles home-- and the last 30 are generally the fastest miles.
I'm like you in that regard, but I don't think not being able to eat like that and ride is likely a matter of conditioning so much as it is probably genetics. People's stomach sizes and digestion/metabolic patterns vary a lot, and I suspect there are probably even more subtle physical differences between people that may account for this. Whenever this topic comes up, there's a tendency to discuss things in "this works for me, so your way is wrong" terms, and I just think people need to figure out what does or doesn't work for them.
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I think in my case it's just that I forget that 140lb people exist. I haven't been below 200lbs for more than a few minutes since the mid-90s. I take in-- on average-- 3,500kcal a day.

So I'm not saying anyone's way is wrong, it's just interesting that people can you know... not eat. Like, be incapable of eating. I just ate and I could eat right now. Small folks are a trip, man.
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I think in my case it's just that I forget that 140lb people exist. I haven't been below 200lbs for more than a few minutes since the mid-90s. I take in-- on average-- 3,500kcal a day.

So I'm not saying anyone's way is wrong, it's just interesting that people can you know... not eat. Like, be incapable of eating. I just ate and I could eat right now. Small folks are a trip, man.
From what I've seen, what we're talking about isn't confined to small people--they can eat, just not in the midst of strenuous activity. I know skinny people who can do this, and fat people who can't. I think it's something of an independent variable.
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For me, it's been a limitation that I've had since I was a wee lad. I learned very quickly that eating lunch before running around with friends at school meant that lunch would end up on the playground.
It's happened 3 times in my "adult-stage." Twice while weightlifting (luckily I made it to the parking lot both times -whew!) and last time, grad school (years ago) doing a 20K run. I'm not a huge guy, but I'm not small either, 5ft 10in, 172lb. I've just always assumed i have smaller stomach than most folks.
I no longer tempt the Gods of Chunder and simply don't eat large meals immediately before, or during, exercise.
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