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Out on the Road

Postby Dayta » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:16 pm



Next week I am going to Wing Ding in S. Carolina. Over 600 miles one way. This is my first long distance run. Now, when food stops are evident, is it ok to eat heavy or should I keep it light? Any advice is deeply appreciated.

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Re: Out on the Road

Postby ka4yqi » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:09 pm

I kinda like eating light on trips like that. Some of the heavy meals make me sleepie and I dont need that while riding. Plus it not like you are getting a lots of extramoving around while riding, I am big enough now..
Hope it goes while on the ride.

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Re: Out on the Road

Postby Mag » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:40 pm

Light, in fact, I usually pack fruits and munchies and such, and then eat salads if I want to sit down somewhere.

Enjoy the trip, fingers crossed on great weather!!!!

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Re: Out on the Road

Postby BUBBACAYMAN » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:43 pm

Eat light on the trip down, because then you can PIG OUT while in Greenville !!!

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Re: Out on the Road

Postby Dayta » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:59 am

Thanks a bunch guys for your replies.
Actually, my wife had already told me the same thing, but I wanted to hear from those who have actually been on long trips on a bike. My wife is an expert on trips in a car. Funny how they still tend to know whats best. :lol:

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Re: Out on the Road

Postby bustedwing » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:13 pm

Not only do you want to eat light, but you need to hydrate. Being in the open your body looses a lot o water thru the skin and you don't even realize it. The best thing that ever came out of Florida was Gatorade, it replenishes not only fluid but minerals too. Water helps but not as good. No, I am not a vendor or any way connected with the company.
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Re: Out on the Road

Postby Sally » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:11 pm

I try to eat as I always do I find if I change just to travel my stomach get off and that recks the trip. Be yourself an enjoy what makes you happy.. Sally Have a great trip be safe :lol:

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Re: Out on the Road

Postby Dayta » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:06 am

I hear ya Bustedwing. And Sally, I totally understand where you're coming from. Whenever I change my routine, my systems always seem to go haywire.
I'm going to consider all the advice that's been offered. There will be several stops along the way so I will analyze myself at each stop. Thanks again for your replies.

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Re: Out on the Road

Postby themainviking » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:35 am

Almost sounds like one would need a "Tricorder" of Startrek fame if one wished to analyze oneself at every stop. What I have always done is eat "lighter" but not necessarily light. Add a couple of fruits to the day, no hamburgers mid day, but a sandwich and maybe some soup. What I found is most beneficial for me, if I am riding in mid summer when it gets a lot hotter, is to travel at night, and stop before noon in a motel, where I can sleep away the hottest part of the day in air conditioned comfort. This won't work for everyone, but it sure works for me. And I totally concur with the hydration. You cannot drink too much water, and gatoraide is a definite additional liquid as it restores electrolytes that water doesn't. I like the lemon-lime flavor myself. I also find as Sally said, that if I mix up my routine too much my system totally rebels. This did not happen when I was under 50, but now it is only too evident. :mrgreen:
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Re: Out on the Road

Postby Dayta » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:50 pm

Hey, I have a Tricorder, it's just a prop of course. lol - Seriously though, I do appreciate the advice you gave themainviking. Thanks a bunch.

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