What are some tips/tricks that everyone uses to get food into their mouth while riding/racing? I’m perfectly fine forcing myself to eat, but it’s more of an accessibility issue for me. How do you make it easy for yourself to get to your food while riding?
On a recent MTB race I accidentally lost an entire pack of gels on the trail because I was fiddling around in my jersey pocket for some other food. I think part of the problem was wearing full-fingered gloves, and another reason was that I was trying to move quickly while the trail was relatively non-technical.
I’ve heard of pros taping gels to the water bottles they receive (the idea being it flops around and is annoying, motivating them to eat it) but this doesn’t seem to suit unsupported amateurs who would have to ride for a significant time period with it on if they wanted to save it for later.