PH wrote:I think you need to grab a bit of perspective, I haven't read anything that sounds like anyone is trying to prove anything. What the thread proves is we're all different and there's plenty of suggestions for anyone interested to try. Insulting people who have a different experience to you doesn't make them wrong, just different.
I think that's more of a lack of perspective as there's been more than suggestions. There's been some direct instructions which seem like rather dodgy advice to me, at best not applicable to everyone, mixed up with insulting suggestions that eating or drinking is bother, a desire or weakness:
sloyd wrote:you'll be fine without too much food
remember, you're not going into the Mongolian steppe, you're on a ride in the UK
Mick F wrote:Unless the weather is warm, I wouldn't even bother with water in 35miles.
Nice and hydrated before I leave, and that's it. Drink when I get home.
(similar things have been reposted several times...)
And not forgetting:
PH wrote:Play around with it and find what works for you, we're all different but the advice to eat before you're hungry probably applies to us all.
I like peanut butter and jam sandwiches on nice white bread, I can ride all day on a couple of them.
What was the point of posting that? It didn't really support us all being different, as it was very similar to some earlier posts, but seemed like it was trying to one-up them by going further on less and that seemed to continue until we finally went completely foodless with:
ianrobo wrote: [...] for a ride of 35 miles which you ride and you can still talk freely you do not have to eat.
However some people like to do this so my advice are simple cheap jelly babies ...
I'd call it a micturation contest, but we've already had a more real one of those in this topic!