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     Gunner updated 12 years, 2 months ago 5 Members · 11 Posts
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  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    23 February 2009 at 9:52 pm

    just a little something that will make sure you never bonk on the bike…

    choclate spreed and peanut butter sandwich… cut into nice bit size sections…

    there full of energy…

    also when out on sunday one of the top lads had one of those little cans of coke ( the mini size ones ) now that’ll keep you going

    just like the tour riders get at the top of the mountain stages (

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    23 February 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I had Banana & (crunchy) Peanut Butter, on Granary bread when I got into today after my mornings ride (with a bottle of ‘Frijj’ chocolate milk)

    Admittedly it was only fairly short (in outright terms) at about 40-45 miles, but due to recent time constraints, it’s the longest I’ve been able to do so far this year.

    However, it was a constant side-wind up the A19 from Eggborough to Selby, & then a head-wind all the way back to Monk Fryston along the A63.

    Then it picked up strength over towards Castleford*

    Yesterdays ride was a bit better as the headwind was on the way out.

    But, it was a similar distance, but hillier, down into South Yorkshire

    *

    *I got co-erced into sitting in our new Hot-Tub for an hour after both rides though

    (I might try the (also new) sauna tomorrows ride, or run 😉

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    23 February 2009 at 10:25 pm

    sounds a perfect wy to relax after a ride…

  • HarryB

    Member
    24 February 2009 at 7:48 am

    there full of energy… (

    Full of fat as well

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    24 February 2009 at 3:45 pm

    does that matter when you need energy on the bike, you will burn it off anyways…

  • HarryB

    Member
    24 February 2009 at 5:02 pm

    does that matter when you need energy on the bike, you will burn it off anyways…

    Of course it matters. Sports nutrition is a very complicated subject but basically if you put shite in . . .

    It doesn’t always follow that you burn fat. I did a 90 minutes session on the turbo last night and only 40% of the cals I burned were from fat. There are sessions when it’s lower than that.

    Ideally you want slow release carbohydrates to train on and a mix of some protein and carbs after a hard session

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    24 February 2009 at 5:06 pm

    well i got this off one of the top north east road racers ( adult )

    ita more for longer rides to keep you going

  • Gunner

    Member
    24 February 2009 at 5:25 pm

    well i got this off one of the top north east road racers ( adult )

    Marty, seriously, when it comes to nutrition, most people know diddly squat, and the rest of the people live by word of mouth tips, and old wives tales, top road racers included.

    To be honest, and I don’t mean to be unkind, there is very little chance of many of the Forum members “bonking” while out on the bike, in the same way that very few of the people I know who suffer from “overtraining”, have really ever trained…………… 😉

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    24 February 2009 at 5:26 pm

    i’ll keep them to my self next time… was just sharing an idea

    and i reckon there’s allways the chance you can bonk…

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    24 February 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Peanut butter and marmalde was part of my 1960’s ‘bonk rations’. The contrast between the savoury and crunchy peanut butter and the smooth marmalade was very nice.

    Other fads included Kendal’s Mint Cake (oooh yeah, baby) and cold tinned rice pudding with sliced peaches in it -this is one of the staple fillers for 12-hour and 24-hour time triallists.

    Tour de France riders regularly drink Coke, not for any other reason but for the relatively high caffeine content.

    Agree with Marty here – dietary fads are like sha66ing sheep – you shouldn’t knock it until you’ve tried it! 😉 😀

  • Gunner

    Member
    24 February 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Agree with Marty here – dietary fads D

    Exactly what they are…………… 😆 😆 😆

    How it makes me laugh when I hear bodybuilders/musclemen telling each other they need to eat 1 gramme of protein to every pound of bodyweight………… 😉 😉 😉

    Like Harry says, of course it matters………………….. 🙄

    And will you burn off your energy anyways………..Looking at the physiques of a lot of riders, I don’t think so, and I don’t mean to be unkind there, I include myself in that category.

    😆 😆

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