It is important to consider the food you eat prior to and during a ride.
Proper diet helps you perform stronger, recover faster and prevents cramping.
Foods high in carbohydrates are an excellent pre-ride food item. Pastas and
breads such as bagels or raisin bread are good examples of foods with "staying
Bike and health food stores offer many varieties of energy bars
and drinks that are convenient for consuming on the trail. Fruits, trail mix and
vegetables digest well and provide an excellent source of energy.
foods should not only be consumed during the morning of a ride, but also on the
trail. It is important to stay clear of heavy, greasy foods prior to a ride as
these foods almost always induces cramping and fatigue.
Always make sure
you have enough water prior to and during a ride since many cyclists
underestimate the importance of a sufficient water supply. Most bikes offer two
outlets for water bottles. Drink plenty of water while riding to avoid
dehydration, which is a very serious condition in the back country.