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my list of favourite energy bombs (some are not very portable and some others you may not be able to easily find them in your country): brown bread with honey brown bread with tahini (sesame pulp) peanut butter banana dried fruits and nuts compressed sesame with honey


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The is no comparison of the experienced people to the new one who has participated for the first time in this kind tournaments. I think more someone practice for the event more are the chances to win There's a lot of errors here. Flatland speed comparison seems to be solo rec rider vs pro pack. 17-18 is a good number for a solo rec rider riding comfortably, ...


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I find that on a longish ride, if I grab a chocolate milk at a quick stop at a convenience store, it keeps me ahead of the dreaded bonk.


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Some personal thoughts/opinions: If you're not riding much longer than an hour or so, you might not need much. Perhaps a sports/electrolyte drink that contains sugars will suffice and be convenient. I use mainly cheap gel bars for a sugar hit, but they get quite boring and eat away at your teeth. Flapjack, oats, etc are good for a bit of variety but ...


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I typically eat Powerbars or gels like GU if I need more intake on the bike. Additionally, I have a electrolyte mix like Cytomax in my water bottles which keeps me ingesting salts and calories. Bananas are also great, though I eat so many post-ride that I typically don't eat them on the bike unless it's a really long ride. If you're slowly eating throughout ...


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What are the other cyclists in your group eating? I go out for similarly long rides, and most people don't eat anything on the ride. I would say to make sure you are well fed (but not overly full) before the ride starts, and you probably won't feel the need to eat something for the ride. 50 KM at an average speed of 35 km/h will mean that the ride is over ...


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Mars Bars are not that great for cycling. Yes, they have quite a lot of calories, so will give you some energy. But most of that is simple sugars, so it may be a quick energy boost, but soon followed by an energy crash. Also Mars Bars have quite a lot of fat (about 17g per 100g), so this can not be easily digested while cycling hard - it could just make you ...


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It's about keeping your energy up NOT about somehow generating 5kmph more from food. You'll go faster through training but it won't help if you bonk half way through a ride. I tend to "fuel" up before a ride then eat as I go along; usually rice cakes or cereal bars. For a bit of emergency energy if I'm flagging I'll go with a gel (some give me cramps tho) or ...


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Skratchlabs has made a series of youtube videos for lots of types of food for different types of energy. You may want to thumb through them in order to find something which works for you (your stomach may not agree with everything). One thing I particularly like about the Skratchlabs videos is that they have a nice way of packaging real foods in foil so you ...


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I am not sure you are after "The quickest Boost food" - seems the problem you have is likely to be over an extended period. If your problem is say "they leave me behind up big hills" then maybe a "boost" is what you are after, but if its just keeping up over the duration of the ride, quick boost food is not good. The problem with the likes of Jelly beans, ...


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Energy gels such as GU Energy gels are a pretty common quick acting energy source. For a more natural source, you could try honey



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