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datlas 08-12-22 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22607989)
never saw it. Early 80's starring Matthew Broderick but that's all I know.

Key quote from the ending: "Interesting game. The only way to win is not to play."

#Joshua

Bah Humbug 08-12-22 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22607952)
Don't underestimate the power of Hostess Cupcakes.

Sponsors of Ironman Chattanooga.

datlas 08-12-22 10:59 AM

We have a century on tap for tomorrow. It's kinda flat but one must compromise sometimes.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40523397

genejockey 08-12-22 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22607989)
never saw it. Early 80's starring Matthew Broderick but that's all I know.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58556b3c8.jpeg

genejockey 08-12-22 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22607993)
Sponsors of Ironman Chattanooga.

I suppose an Ironman competition in the Deep South would be sponsored by Moon Pies.

datlas 08-12-22 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22607995)

No. Global Thermonuclear War. Let's Roll!

Eric F 08-12-22 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22607990)
I almost never touch Cupcakes, Ding Dongs etc or any kind of soda... unless it's in the middle of an 80+ mile ride, then they just hit the spot.

I drink WAY too much Diet Pepsi on a daily basis, but don't touch a Hostess rack very often. On any ride of 50+ miles, the guidelines for good eating habits fade rapidly.

genejockey 08-12-22 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22607990)
I almost never touch Cupcakes, Ding Dongs etc or any kind of soda... unless it's in the middle of an 80+ mile ride, then they just hit the spot.

I used to stop at what was then a bike-friendly Chevron station in Woodside and grab a Snickers and a quart of Gatorade after 40-50 miles for the 15 mile ride home through a Suburban Food Desert. This was after that time that I passed that same station feeling slightly peckish and bonked hard with 3 miles to get home, nobody at home to pick me up, and no cell phone to call them with even if I'd wanted to.

datlas 08-12-22 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22608005)
I drink WAY too much Diet Pepsi on a daily basis, but don't touch a Hostess rack very often. On any ride of 50+ miles, the guidelines for good eating habits fade rapidly.

Correct. My favorite rest stop snack at 80 miles into a hot century is a medium-size bag of potato chips. Good mix of salt/carbs, and readily available anywhere because USA.

WhyFi 08-12-22 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22607987)
I had raspberry Zingers and a chocolate milk on the El Paso to Tucson leg of my road trip last weekend, and it was devine.

I've decided that Zingers are only really good if at least 4 years pass between servings.

Oof, I don't think that I could do milk mid-ride, not unless Depends has jumped in to the bib game.

Eric F 08-12-22 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22608011)
Correct. My favorite rest stop snack at 80 miles into a hot century is a medium-size bag of potato chips. Good mix of salt/carbs, and readily available anywhere because USA.

I tend to favor sweet snack choices.

WhyFi 08-12-22 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22608014)
I tend to favor sweet snack choices.

Me too, but salt is reeeally good some of those days, so I might have to supplement the sweet with some salt.

datlas 08-12-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22608014)
I tend to favor sweet snack choices.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22608020)
Me too, but salt is reeeally good some of those days, so I might have to supplement the sweet with some salt.

I like it sweeter earlier.

But if it's a hot and long ride, towards the end I gravitate to the saltier snacks.

datlas 08-12-22 11:26 AM

I see the banned one is now listed as being gone for a week. I hope he comes back when the sentence is served.

WhyFi 08-12-22 11:29 AM

Washed the blood and dirt out of my kit, from the other day, and sent pics off to Rapha for assessment for their free repair service. It's actually in much better shape than I'd expected -

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...67df327379.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9599e671c4.jpg

I think that the hole in the sleeve is from my Fitbit punching through - I only have light scratches in that area. Meanwhile, the elbow area is completely intact, yet *my* elbow looks like 85% chuck.

The bib tear is from my hip punching through - I'll take that as a sign that I've lost a goodly amount of weight. :p I also have road rash on my rump but, like the jersey, there's no corresponding damage to the garment. Odd.

I would hope (expect?) that Rapha will be able to repair these and do so reasonably well.

bampilot06 08-12-22 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22607937)
Y'all eat too much - work on efficiency and fat adaptation.:p

My last ride (87 miles), I had a bowl of steel cut oats before leaving home, a granola bar ~25 miles in and a pack of Hostess Cupcakes at a gas station at about 50 miles.

Of course, the last ~25 miles were powered by crash-fueled adrenaline, but pay no attention to that part. :o


I just wish there was consistency to my bodies needs. Sometimes I need food at mile 30 other times I won’t eat til mile 75.

Today I ate at mile 40 and still crashed and burned at mile 71. Came out of no where.

bampilot06 08-12-22 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22608030)
I see the banned one is now listed as being gone for a week. I hope he comes back when the sentence is served.


Velo?

datlas 08-12-22 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22608037)
Velo?

No, Indy. Velo seems to be on a self-imposed hiatus.

big john 08-12-22 11:35 AM

Lady I used to ride with in the mountains would bring those little pretzel squares stuffed with peanut butter. After a few hours of climbing they were divine. Sometimes she brought dried apricots. I don't know if it was because she was a mom but she liked feeding others on rides.

WhyFi 08-12-22 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22608036)
I just wish there was consistency to my bodies needs. Sometimes I need food at mile 30 other times I won’t eat til mile 75.

Today I ate at mile 40 and still crashed and burned at mile 71. Came out of no where.

I mean, if it's just hunger, you can ignore it - no biggie. If you're feeling absolutely sapped/weak/shaky... well, ya already done messed up.

Realistically, though, you should have a couple thousands calories in the bank to start the day, which should get you three hours or so at a hard pace. If you're getting less than that, maybe it's a general diet thing?

big john 08-12-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22608036)
I just wish there was consistency to my bodies needs. Sometimes I need food at mile 30 other times I won’t eat til mile 75.

Today I ate at mile 40 and still crashed and burned at mile 71. Came out of no where.

You could carry some powder, like Heed or Perpeteum just in case. Throw that in your bottle when you feel low and it will pick you up. I've also had success with Cytomax and even Gatorade powder.

One time on an 8 hour mtb ride I was wiped out but had a bottle with Cytomax and it carried me through.

Definitely eat before you are hungry. Plan it.

genejockey 08-12-22 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22608005)
I drink WAY too much Diet Pepsi on a daily basis, but don't touch a Hostess rack very often. On any ride of 50+ miles, the guidelines for good eating habits fade rapidly.

Since I really hate to stop, and I especially hate to leave a bike unattended, I bring my own food. Usually Clif Shot Bloks and a couple Clif Shots. I explained these to Mrs. GJ as "like chocolate pudding in a toothpaste tube." She looked at me funny, so I said, "That's better than toothpaste in a pudding cup." She agreed with that.

genejockey 08-12-22 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22608050)
You could carry some powder, like Heed or Perpeteum just in case. Throw that in your bottle when you feel low and it will pick you up. I've also had success with Cytomax and even Gatorade powder.

One time on an 8 hour mtb ride I was wiped out but had a bottle with Cytomax and it carried me through.

Definitely eat before you are hungry. Plan it.

When I did > 5 hour rides routinely in the summer, I'd take two bottles of Cytomax and two ziploc baggies, each with enough Cytomax to make another bottle. I did one 75 miler in high 80 degree temps, where I drank the 2 bottles, refilled both and drank those, then refilled with plain water and drank one and a half of those, and still lost 5 lbs.

And of course I was thirsty all the rest of that day.

datlas 08-12-22 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22608061)
When I did > 5 hour rides routinely in the summer, I'd take two bottles of Cytomax and two ziploc baggies, each with enough Cytomax to make another bottle. I did one 75 miler in high 80 degree temps, where I drank the 2 bottles, refilled both and drank those, then refilled with plain water and drank one and a half of those, and still lost 5 lbs.

And of course I was thirsty all the rest of that day.

I used to love Love LOVE Cytomax. Then they changed their formula (about 4 years ago) and the taste is awful. It used to have a sweetness to it that became a bitterness with the change.

Have you noticed this??

Eric F 08-12-22 11:59 AM

I need to upgrade my on-bike fuel intake. Right now, I'm just doing gels every 30-45 min (ish). What do you recommend for bottle mixes? I tend to prefer citrus flavors.

big john 08-12-22 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22608053)
Since I really hate to stop, and I especially hate to leave a bike unattended, I bring my own food. Usually Clif Shot Bloks and a couple Clif Shots. I explained these to Mrs. GJ as "like chocolate pudding in a toothpaste tube." She looked at me funny, so I said, "That's better than toothpaste in a pudding cup." She agreed with that.

I don't mind stopping but we sometimes go where there is nothing. In the local mountains the one cafe burned down in the Station fire and the other one closed when covid happened. There are a couple campgrounds that have water. My friend who used to do lots of double centuries, sometimes coming in first, would eat tuna sandwiches on doubles. Another mountain goat I know would eat tuna on long rides. I tried it and it works for me. I used to buy the tuna in the foil envelope and make a sandwich on the ride.
My stomach would get upset sometimes on long rides if I ate the wrong stuff. Haven't had that issue in years partly because I rarely do long rides (80+) and I always eat by mile 30 or so. I can do a hilly 65 or 70 with one snack stop and sometimes a bar or a banana.

genejockey 08-12-22 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22608074)
I used to love Love LOVE Cytomax. Then they changed their formula (about 4 years ago) and the taste is awful. It used to have a sweetness to it that became a bitterness with the change.

Have you noticed this??

I stopped using Cytomax before the change, I think. I don't remember any bitterness before that. I tried Nuun, but their hydration mix has no calories, and I was so used to Cytomax that once or twice I was getting real hungry by the end of the ride. Now I'm using Skratch, and always carrying more food than I ever eat on a rid.

And a couple bucks

And a credit card, just in case.

Bah Humbug 08-12-22 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22607994)
We have a century on tap for tomorrow. It's kinda flat but one must compromise sometimes.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40523397

Not my idea of "flat".

Bah Humbug 08-12-22 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22607998)
I suppose an Ironman competition in the Deep South would be sponsored by Moon Pies.

Is Tennessee really "deep" south?

But yeah, for a town full of people mostly more spherical than footballs they really love the Ironman coming to town.

Eric F 08-12-22 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22608092)
I stopped using Cytomax before the change, I think. I don't remember any bitterness before that. I tried Nuun, but their hydration mix has no calories, and I was so used to Cytomax that once or twice I was getting real hungry by the end of the ride. Now I'm using Skratch, and always carrying more food than I ever eat on a rid.

And a couple bucks

And a credit card, just in case.

Which Skratch mix are you using?


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