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Bike Fuel

People often ask me how do you ride a bike 100K or 65 miles in a day?   It’s simple…I pace myself, but it’s mostly about the food.

Bike-FoodThis is a picture of my latest Wine Country Bike Ride, put on by the Santa Rosa Cycling Club.  This is just one of the tables of food, and this is just a rest stop.  They make available just the right combination of carbs and protein and sugars. (yes Jelly Bellies are considered a good food for cycling.)   And at lunch, you may as well plan on taking a nap before you crawl onto your bike again there’s so much food.

There are other benefits to riding a bicycle in a supported event.  Like getting exercise, meeting new friends and enjoying the view from the saddle and having rest stops and food and potties along the way.   That’s why I would like to recommend people try it out with a new recreational bike ride  supported by the Grass Valley Rotary that’s happening this Saturday (May 10th) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  You can get more information at   Even if you don’t want to ride, come to the fairgrounds to check out the other events.

I’m sorry I’m going to miss it, but I have a good reason.   This Saturday I am taking my grandson Andrew on his first metric century. I just hope I can keep up with him!


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