Yo…two things, I dig TR…a lot. Five stars, and all that. Seriously. However, I had my first real disagreement with the guys today. I do not think the eating on the bike discussion today was accurately describing how the majority of people should fuel for long, all day efforts.
It’s true, you can and should practice fueling on the bike because you can train your body to utilize all sorts of different energy supplies. I have done just that. I am only speaking from my own experience, but I have done dozens and dozens of Century rides and gravel Fondo’s, and a diverse selection of whole foods, gels, shot blocks and different drink mixes and science in my water bottle is what has gotten me through. For me, the idea of riding Dirty Kanza on mostly drink mixes and gel’s as my source of fuel is crazy! Personally I would be well carb loaded and then begin a regiment heavy on sipping and nibbling all day. I also did the Coast Ride again this year…love it, and please come out next year Nate and Jonathan. It was cool to see Pete there, and Whole food was my staple as it was mixed with the science/bike food. Drink mix, gels, shot blocks, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, dried fruit, mixed nuts, etc. And repeat over and over…
Calories and carbohydrates. This is nothing that isn’t very well known, but diversity is so good for my body and my mind and it really helps encourage me to keep peddling six, eight, or 10+ hours into a hard ride… there’s a whole lot more to it than that but I won’t bore you anymore. That’s just my experience
On another point…The Evil looks like I literal metric TON of fun… Buuuut, I wonder if it is the best choice for Kanza. maybe it is, but you’re a racer, and a racier bike seems like it would suit you more @Nate. Have you looked at this?
I just ask because this thing is fast, no kidding and super comfy. I imagine you have looked at it, so thoughts? Ok, I’ll be honest. I recently bought one myself. I put some wheels on it and a power meter, and I am loving it. I have had lots and lots of bikes of all kinds, and this thing is just a blast. It is so comfortable and holy smokes fast as heck… I’m amazed how it does both comfy and fast so well… Just a bunch of my random thoughts…tootles