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    What do you eat before your ride?

    Hello all,

    What do you eat before your ride.
    Looking for healthy, energetic food/ snacks before riding.

    I work in construction and by the end of the day I'm pretty hungry (ok,starving) and always look for something to eat before my xc ride.(about 2 hours in length)
    I stay away from energy bars because many of them contain peanuts which I'm allergic to.
    I also try to watch my carb intake,but I'm thinking that I will burn them off during the ride if the meal/snack contains them.

    Any and all suggestions welcome.
    Thanks!

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    Fruit! I eat 13 pieces of fruit a day!

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    Speaking of carbs, you need carbs if your serious about training/riding. You need glycogen to fuel your muscles on your ride!

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    Steel cut oats with fruit. Seems to digest slow and provide enough energy for 2hr ride. More than that i will go with gels/powder supplements (mostly Hammer products).

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    ^^^Hammer gels and heed are great products as well.

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    Another vote for fruit, usually bananas. also clif bars.

    I usually eat something round 3pm for the bike commute home at 5.

    Ate a small donut that was laying around the office today. probably not best choice, but a choice done very rarely.
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    I have the same deal with peanuts. I like stinger waffles (make a sandwhich with two and a gel between). Or on the cheap I've been making rice cakes with almond butter, honey and cashews. Almond butter and jelly sandwich seems to work well for me as well.

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    What do you eat before your ride?

    Kind of depends on how long before your ride and how hard you're going on a given day. If right before, keep it simple, maybe a banana and some honey drizzled on it, and plan to consume more durning the ride. Also, having a sports drink on the bike will help (ie scratch labs).

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    if the ride is supposed to be without many highintensity itnervals, then I eat nothing, body needs to learn how to sustain its suger levels without getting more for few hours...before more of intensity trainings fruit is great option I often eat a bread roll before such ride
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    Oats, dates, fruit. Oats give you good carbs for sustained energy, fruit and dates give you a few different sugars for instant energy.

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