I have been making my own gel mix w 45g of ea fructose and maltodextrin. No problem w that per hour. At 2 hours on the trainer, my stomach starts to complain (180g CHO).
Got to looking at the gels. 25g CHO per gel. So to get 100g per hour, I have to eat 4 gels per hour.
At what duration do you start eating? Coach Chad has said you don’t need to fuel on the bike for 90 min or less efforts.
My real focus are off-road triathlons. So the mtb portion is like a Sport or Cat 2 XC race (90-120 min) but there is a nice run afterwards (5 - 10k). So eating is especially important.
My gut can take the 100g per hour. But dang if I can figure out how to get it in there while on single track. 4 gels an hour? How do you freakin carry it? (No pockets in tri suit)
I doubt liquid is an option as I am a VERY heavy sweater w high sodium expenditure. So I need the hydration to stay pretty separate so I can get enough of that in. Course determines bottle vs pack.