what food on the go?

dukegledhill
dukegledhill Posts: 30
edited May 2010 in Road beginners
What is best to eat while cycling (or at a quick stop)?

I like snickers but in this heat they melt. i hear bananas mentioned often, and sometime nuts for salt replacement. also cake at pit stops is mentioned often.

what is your favoured on bike (or pit stop) snack choice and why?

thanks
Duke

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Bananas and raisins are good. (very alkaline too which is a bonus)
    Malt loaf.
  • macondo01
    macondo01 Posts: 706
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    "Let not the sands of time get in your lunch"

    National Lampoon
  • dg74
    dg74 Posts: 656
    The new Lucozade carbo bars are canny. Especially the one with yoghurt topping.
  • ilm_zero7
    ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    dates! small and full of good energy - and 10 a penny here - or rather 10 per Dirham!
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,437
    Malt loaf, bananas and fig rolls are good (as well as specific energy bars which can be an acquired taste!). Avoid chocolate and sucrose filled snacks except as an emergency if your energy levels really drop and you bonk. Too much sucrose can cause insulin levels to over-compensate leaving you with a drop in sugar levels / energy a few miles later although it should be OK on short rides or towards the end of a ride.
  • sheffsimon
    sheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    Malt loaf - mmmmm :):)

    Bananas - horrible bent yellow b******s.
  • mkirby
    mkirby Posts: 365
    Whats a good malt loaf equivilant i retch at the smell of the stuff?

    Might try the pocket full of nuts and a pocket of fig rolls.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,437
    Flapjacks can be good - there are a few on here with their own recipes.
  • sarkster
    sarkster Posts: 25
    Is banana bread any good or does the sugar in it make it a no-no?
  • ilm_zero7
    ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    avoid indian sweets - the are always a bit dodgy
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    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • sheffsimon
    sheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    sarkster wrote:
    Is banana bread any good or does the sugar in it make it a no-no?

    Nope, the bananas make it a no-no :wink:
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    Anything under 2 hours, nothing, just water.

    Anything over 2 hours, liquid (fruit juice and salt, or NAS squash, salt and sugar), and / or gels / dextro tabs / energy bars.

    Its worth remembering that training without carbs is a good way to get the body to burn fuel effciently.
  • Hals1967
    Hals1967 Posts: 231
    Malt loaf and fig rolls.

    I also take a couple of fruit sticks on longer rides too.

    Water and home-made isotonic drink.


    1967 Engine
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Croissants with jam on one side, ham and cream cheese the other, nice.
  • notsoblue
    notsoblue Posts: 5,756
    Casserole.

    No wait, I mean Maltloaf. Lovely soreen, mmmmmm.
  • Sfelt
    Sfelt Posts: 55
    Mixed salted nuts and dried fruit....mmmmmmmmmm.