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Going Long - What's in your picnic? *bike*

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Feb 2020
4:02pm, 18 Feb 2020
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Depends if in a hurry or not
Depends if I'm running or cycling

Out for a jolly on the bike, I'll stop at a cafe, have a meal, eat cake but carry protein and energy bars for when moving.

If racing on the bike lots of protein based snacks, bananas, soup , coffee. Gels

Running - ran 100km on 17 gels , half a banana and a dry biscuit, training again protein bars and energy bars maybe even some jelly sweets
Feb 2020
4:04pm, 18 Feb 2020
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Do not I repeat do not try milkshake or apple pies from Macdonalds!!!
Feb 2020
4:15pm, 18 Feb 2020
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TRO Saracen
Medjool dates; slit them open, remove the stone then fill the cavity with peanut butter and if a hot day a pinch of salt. Close them back up then stuff into a bento box.

A very compact source of calories, the peanut butter gives you a savoury tang plus salt (and I think Dates contain potassium) for electrolytes.

Works for me for Ironmans plus 100 or 12 hour TTs.
Feb 2020
4:24pm, 18 Feb 2020
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only fails if you don't enjoy dates and can't eat peanut butter :¬)
Feb 2020
9:09pm, 18 Feb 2020
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Keep it simple. Bars, gels, and a by-the-clock feeding regime. Will there be a feed station with food and refills provided at the event?
Feb 2020
9:56pm, 18 Feb 2020
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Yeah all high 5 plus bananas on the ride at outlaw not sure about my other organised rides. They just say there is stuff!
Feb 2020
2:54pm, 19 Feb 2020
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and if you try dried apricots, please don't eat too many of them in one go or you will greatly regret it! The partly dried ones are very yummy but still equally dangerous eaten in large or even what you'd call moderate quantities...
Feb 2020
4:29pm, 19 Feb 2020
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Just wondering what people eat on very long bike rides (and runs)

I've got my High 5 (the nu...

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