Nutrition on a long ride

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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby Vorpal » 13 Jun 2018, 6:27am

Not sure I can get my head round Alan O's idea of nutrition. :wink: :wink:
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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby mjr » 13 Jun 2018, 7:45am

Sweep wrote:I think its often a pose in cities - folk need to feel that they are ultra ultra busy/on the go. Same reason you see folks in london walking down the street with a paper cup of coffee. Relax folks. Pop in a bar. Drink a coffee. The world will survive with you on leave for 5 to 10 minutes.

It's plastic as well as paper. Take your own reusable takeaway cup.
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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby Alan O » 13 Jun 2018, 8:58am

Vorpal wrote:Not sure I can get my head round Alan O's idea of nutrition. :wink: :wink:

No, I'm, erm, not sure it's ideal for everyone :wink:

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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby foxyrider » 13 Jun 2018, 9:21am

Sweep wrote:Not sure I can get my head round pasta for breakfast alano, but maybe I will try it.

I do a mean tomato sauce.


When I was a teen the buzz was that the pros all ate steak and rice for breakfast so I adopted the same. Cooking it at silly o'clock in the morning would turn my stomach these days and TBH I doubt it did anything for my meagre racing abilities!
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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby TheNissanMan » 13 Jun 2018, 4:11pm

Think I’ve been overthinking it, woke up again at stupid o’clock yesterday which this week unfortunately is turning into a bad habit so rather than eating or drinking anything went straight out on the bike for the last (what I would class as) long ride before the L2B, a quick bottle of water in the car before the ride and two snack bars along the ride and finished 30 miles later which is the furthers I’ve been so far with some decent elevations in there every 5 miles as doing laps.

To be fair felt OK until I got home where had some eggs on toast and then flaked for the rest of the day! My logic now if I can do that yesterday and looking at the elevations during the L2B bar the beacon, a good breakfast at 5am and a reasonable lunch and snacking throughout should be fine. Only downside is that if I feel this rough today, what am I going to feel like on Monday :) :)

Would a sports massage Monday or Tuesday help aching muscles?

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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby thirdcrank » 13 Jun 2018, 4:31pm

TheNissanMan wrote:Think I’ve been overthinking it, woke up again at stupid o’clock yesterday which this week unfortunately is turning into a bad habit so rather than eating or drinking anything went straight out on the bike for the last (what I would class as) long ride before the L2B, a quick bottle of water in the car before the ride and two snack bars along the ride and finished 30 miles later which is the furthers I’ve been so far with some decent elevations in there every 5 miles as doing laps.

To be fair felt OK until I got home where had some eggs on toast and then flaked for the rest of the day! My logic now if I can do that yesterday and looking at the elevations during the L2B bar the beacon, a good breakfast at 5am and a reasonable lunch and snacking throughout should be fine. Only downside is that if I feel this rough today, what am I going to feel like on Monday :) :)

Would a sports massage Monday or Tuesday help aching muscles?


The overthinking it bit is exactly what I've been trying to alert you to. At least, you've made good use of the time by getting some miles in. Apart from anything else, the more you ride, the more you understand what works for you. Don't worry too much about Monday. That's for celebrating and setting your next target and I'd urge something involving stopping smoking while continuing with the cycling. Use the money saved to buy a new bike or three. (And if I didn't mention it before, don't start too fast on Sunday.)

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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby Alan O » 13 Jun 2018, 5:18pm

TheNissanMan wrote:Only downside is that if I feel this rough today, what am I going to feel like on Monday :) :)

Would a sports massage Monday or Tuesday help aching muscles?

Don't know, but the important thing to remember is to log in here and tell us how it went, before your body contorts into a mass of screaming muscle spasms and leaves you incapacitated for days - or hopefully not that bad :D

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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby TheNissanMan » 13 Jun 2018, 5:35pm

Alan O wrote:
TheNissanMan wrote:Only downside is that if I feel this rough today, what am I going to feel like on Monday :) :)

Would a sports massage Monday or Tuesday help aching muscles?

Don't know, but the important thing to remember is to log in here and tell us how it went, before your body contorts into a mass of screaming muscle spasms and leaves you incapacitated for days - or hopefully not that bad :D


Based on the way I feel today following yesterdays 30, I think that is a strong possibility although with work have walked a few miles throughout the day albeit slowly lol. Will definitely be logging on at some point on Monday ;)

Thirdcrank, will definitely be taking my time lol. Looking at the elevation map I’m thinking it shouldn’t be too bad and working on a 47 mile ride as it looks as if once at the top of the beacon you can hang on and cruise down to the finish (fingers crossed)...

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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby ANTONISH » 14 Jun 2018, 10:27am

The Beacon isn't that hard a climb.
Get into a low gear early and start slowly - perhaps a bit lower than you are comfortable with.
Once you are settled into the climb you can increase or lower your speed as you feel the need.
Don't try to follow faster riders - don't let yourself get into the red.
( If you aren't forced to dismount by people getting/falling off in front of you :wink: )
Have a look at the view from the top :D

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Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Postby pjclinch » 16 Jun 2018, 3:06pm

Here's a cycling breakfast I could get the hang of...

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