Energy food

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Dannyboy95
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Energy food

Postby Dannyboy95 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:33 pm

What's the best energy foods to take out on a ride?. I don't want to spend the money on energy bars and gels ect. So there must be foods to take off the supermarket shelfs that do a better if not similar job? the only good one I can think of is Bananas. Any other suggestions?.
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Re: Energy food

Postby Cat With No Tail » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:43 pm

Haribo
Flapjacks
Cake
Jelly Babies!!!!!!!!!!

Depends how long your ride is though. I'll use bars and gels and stuff in races, other than that I tend not to bother on rides up to about 7hrs.

Hydrate properly before, during and after, and maybe have a bowl of weetabix, porridge or something before heading out.

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Re: Energy food

Postby bluechair84 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:48 pm

Cat With No Tail wrote:other than that I tend not to bother on rides up to about 7hrs.

Christ! Mine rarely go over three!


Peanut butter and banana sarnies swilled down with lucozade. But as CWNT, I don't bother unless it's a long ride.



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winter zombie
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Re: Energy food

Postby winter zombie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:43 pm

i take jaffa cakes and things like breakfast cereal bars like alpen ect
asda and tesco always have them on offer, my local co-op has them on "this weeks special" at £1 a box :) bargain

have a slice of toast or two with peanut butter or choc spread about 30 mins before you go out that will give you a good start.


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