2 days ago
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sometimes I have a really hard time with food/stomach issues on long "event" rides. The Midnight Century was particularly frustrating in this regard this year.
I just read this on a cycling mailing list:
On the subject of general “fueling”, I’d like to throw in my 2 cents. Boiled potatoes. My stomach won’t allow me to each much food while riding and not at all when running. But a lightly salted potato, eaten over the course of 50 plus miles (if a century, take two), works great for me. Potatoes provide some carbs and are very easy to digest. This has become my miracle food, along with Gu, Nuun, water, dried figs or dates.
Damn, I don't know why that speaks to me so clearly, but that sounds like a good idea.
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