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Energy help for biking?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by eneyman86**, May 15, 2008.

  1. eneyman86**

    eneyman86** Purple Belt

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    Hey all, what supplement or food/bar would you recommend for high energy for biking? Is powerbar gel or whatever even worth it or should I get something else? I want to start biking but burn out quickly and need something to keep me going.

    any info would be great,
    thanks
     
  2. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Don't be greedy and post the thread once and wait for a response


    It sounds like you need more conditioning/pacing yourself
     
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    son_goku Blue Belt

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    What type of bike riding are you going to be doing?

    When I ride I pick a cadence that I'm comfortable with, say 80-100 RPM, and keep things within that range. When I go up or down a hill I shift gears to maintain that rythm.

    I'm into longer distance bike rides [150+ miles per day] and I never use energy bars etc. I actually pick my bike route so that I'm able to stop at gas stations every 15-20 miles. [sooner on hot days]

    At every stop I just drink the contents of my water bottle, refill, and eat an apple or some fruit that I buy at the store. I've maintaned that pace for 14 hours...
     
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    bad_coupon Orange Belt

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    Jesus, you can go 150+ miles on fruits and water? Hats off, man.
     
  5. genejo

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    I'm a pretty avid mountain biker, and in my camelbak I pack nuts/trail mix, a banana and/or apple, and some jerky depending how long and intense the ride is going to be. Throw in whatever you like!

    Works for me...
     
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    hey thanks guys, I just discovered that is an amazing bike trail along a reservoir only about 2 miles from me and I rode across this freeway to get to it, it was the best workout i've ever had. Before I went I had oatmeal to carb up a bit and about half way through I got really nauseas and had to lay on the ground so that I wouldn't throw up lol. After drinking out of my camelbak I recovered and finished the trail and then headed back with no problem, basically I need fuel/snacks that won't give me this upset gag reaction. Nuts seem good though. I also hated how my camelbak water went warm because it was scorching hot.. will stuffing one of those ice packs in it help much?

    thanks fellas
     
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    150 miles!!! a day!!!!14hours!!!! holy moly, damn thats long brutal and tough
     
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    throw a lot of ice in it.
     

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