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Interested in hearing experiences with what "real food," like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, has worked for you all on long rides (over 100 miles). Best recommendations? Thanks.
 

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Interested in hearing experiences with what "real food," like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, has worked for you all on long rides (over 100 miles). Best recommendations? Thanks.
I've been eating peanut butter and honey rolled up in small wheat tortillas. They fit well in a ziploc or foil and provide a good mixture of carbs, fats and proteins. You can add just about any fruit to them as well (bananas, berries, etc). Much more appetizing than most energy bars.
 

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Interested in hearing experiences with what "real food," like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, has worked for you all on long rides (over 100 miles). Best recommendations? Thanks.
BBQ Ribs and beer? :D
 

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I've stopped for burritos before. As long as it's not a race, eat what you are in the mood for.
 

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In all seriousness though..hard to beat a king size snickers and a cold coke.
 

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Interested in hearing experiences with what "real food," like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, has worked for you all on long rides (over 100 miles). Best recommendations? Thanks.
On long rides like that, I carry salted fig bars (my salt) for eating on the bike, and a couple of cookies and a half cup or so of salted mixed nuts. I space out the fig bars (rooughly 700 calories total for under 120 miles) and have the cookies, mixed nuts, and a Coke for a mid-ride break (about 750 calories).. The fig bars provide fast but not sharp bursts of energy while riding and the cookies and nuts provide staying power to supplement the 2nd half of the ride. The Coke is a nice boost mid-ride.
 

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Interested in hearing experiences with what "real food," like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, has worked for you all on long rides (over 100 miles). Best recommendations? Thanks.
Ham and cheese sammich. IT's slightly more cumbersome to unpack but unless it's a mass start race that's a small price to pay to avoid saw dust bars.
 

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Fig newtons and bananas as well as paydays are good. But my usual is a coke (NOT Diet) and a little Debbie oatmeal cake (Hillbilly powerbar). I can go forever on them.

One local century gives out boiled potatoes and salt at a rest stop. They are the bomb!!!

At around mile 80 of a century there is nothing like real food.
 

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When I did the Seattle to Portland (202.5 miles in one day) a few weeks ago I had a ham and cheese sandwich at mile 100 and 145. I also had bananas, fig neutons, and an orange. I didn't have any stomach issues and finished with a good time. I had a Coke at mile 167. IMO, cokes fix everything including cramps.
 

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Well, you didn't say how FAST you want to complete the 100 miler... Kind of makes a difference.

Seriously though, I like food that I can find at most c-stores. Payday bars, Fig Newtons, fruit juice (diluted), bananas are the usuals.
 

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Croissant with Nutella spread is awesome, plenty of carbs & fats for the long burn. A Euro sandwich is take a baguette, toast it, & you can either butter it or lightly soak one side of the bread in white wine, the other with butter, and add ham & cheese. Cut into bite size pieces. Completely delicious & easy on the gut.
 

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afap

as fast as possible; let's say, 22 mph for 100 miles (solo), 20 mph for 200, 15 mph for 500



Creakyknees said:
Well, you didn't say how FAST you want to complete the 100 miler... Kind of makes a difference.

Seriously though, I like food that I can find at most c-stores. Payday bars, Fig Newtons, fruit juice (diluted), bananas are the usuals.
 

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Belgian power bars

crepes with nutella. fold them in quarters, put them in a ziplock and holy friggin awesomeness. look in the bag of tricks of every pro team soigner and I guarentee you will find a jar of nutella. it's a bit easier to put it on bread, the the crepes just really put them over the top.
 

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I must second the nutella suggestion, its definately on my list of wonder foods. I like to alternate the foods I take. I've tried nutella on baguette or italian bread and on crepes. I also like salted not mixes and trail mixes ( I mix my own thank you very much, and never forget the chocolate). I've also once tried the baked potato in tin foil trick, and its good but not great, its an idea that needs work.
 
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