- Early morning rides… to eat or not to eat?
Nothing. I sometimes have a coffee if I get up earlier than normal. That’s for my 15 mile commute. I’ll maybe have a coffee when I’m at my desk about 7:30, then get a bacon buttie about 8:30 or just have an apple.
If I’m off on a proper bike ride up to say 50 miles, I’ll have a couple of pieces of toast with honey on before I set off and a coffee. That’ll see me to the end. A big proper ride of a century or more and I’ll have some toast and a couple of bananas before I set off. I’d normally get something to eat part way round too. Depends how hilly it is.Posted 4 years ago
I get up early sometimes and go for a ride before work (or to work). I like to ride for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours and I’m not holding back.
I’ve been getting up at 5am and having Orange Juice and Muesli like normal and then hitting the trails/road as quickly as I can… but it doesn’t feel great for the first 30mins of which I’m burping a lot.
I’ve tried going out in the morning “empty” and I’m good for maybe an hour and a half before I feel shakey, so I think I need to have something in the stomach.
I think the OJ is the problem. Perhaps just a very small bowl of muesli would be better so there is something (but not much)… and get another breakfast once back at home (or at work)?
What do other early riser riders and commuters do for breakfast?Posted 4 years ago
Interesting. Thanks for the replies… my OJ habit seems to be the problem which is what I was thinking.
Will try a little toast or muesli only tomorrow. Coffee on an empty stomach would have me sitting in the corner gibbering like a paranoid junkie… and the fag would have me spewing my ring Binners 😉Posted 4 years agoGary_MMember
Most mornings I have a slice of toast and peanut butter or marmite (no butter) and an espresso before my 20 mile commute.
I went through a period last year of having just an espresso then food as soon as I got to work – that fairly helps shift weight.
Keep trying to start that routine again, to shift the last few kilos to get down to race weight, but that toast is so damn tempting I just can’t resist. Plus because the weather has been so shite I really need some food to get me going in the morning.
I feel summer will be hear next week and fasted rides will start again.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I can’t digest milk, well no let me clarify, I hate milk. I therefore never eat it before a ride (whatever the length/pace/aspect) simple strong black coffee, toast and either Nutella or Marmite. It’s when you get back you need to be clear about replacing nutrients, MCDonnalds Big Mac can be a great source of protein/carbs and gunk 😆Posted 4 years agoron jeremyMember
I normally have a couple of cups of black coffee when I get in from walking the dog then a smoothie (with wheatgrass) and I’m fine for my commute in, maybe the have a flapjack or cereal bar when I get to work and I’m good then until lunchtime..Posted 4 years ago
key thing is we all react differently so it’s a case of finding what works for you
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