- Pre ride prep
Most decent rides I’ll try to drink plenty of water day before and big bowl of porridge for breakfast an hour or so before the ride, try to have rice/pasta tea the day before a big ‘un too. Social rides I’ll take a pie or something (coz I get hungry if others are eating) just small haribo stash and a gel for emergencies and take Flapjacks for longer solo rides. I’d be wary of necking gels for that long unless you’ve done it before. Done some >8hour rides/events and some savoury food was very much appreciated (and packing a sachet of chamy cream might be a good idea too)Posted 3 years ago
Yea, I’m all over the chamy cream (or vice versa…)
I’m used to gels.
I think the plan is:
– Big pasta dinner and plenty of water the day before
– Porridge with seeds, nuts and peanut butter for breakfast
– Couple of gels, couple of flapjacks, mini-haribo bags (I have loads from xmas) and maybe something savory if I can get my hands on it.
No love for the fig rolls?Posted 3 years ago
I’m doing the first leg of the TdF on Wednesday (minus a few A roads). While it’s not a race I’d like to make a good account of myself.
I’m sorted with gels I like to take on a ride (ZipVit) and usually do one an hour on 150km+ rides with a caffeine one about 90 mins from home. While the gels are good for getting carbs in, I do sometimes get an ’empty stomach’ feeling. My mate suggested taking a pack of fig rolls to munch on?
Also, would be interested to hear what people eat the night before (if it even makes a difference) and in the morning? I was going to wolf down a spag bol in the evening and have a porridge at 7am for a 9.15am start.
Thoughts, comments and discussion on dolmio vs. homemade welcome 😀Posted 3 years ago
Ok, thanks Rogan Josh.
I actually have a problem getting food in tbh. I cycled down to Bordeaux last summer and after 100km + a day I always felt nauseous. I had to really force food into my face.
Gels were just easier, but do see that they should be for emergency / booster. A bad habit I’ll have to try and get out of.Posted 3 years ago
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