I’m looking for a solution to a problem fueling problem I’m having while on long group rides on the weekends.
It is starting to turn cold in the Northeast USA. If I’m out riding with a group it is very hard for me to fuel correctly since the group doesn’t necessarily stop long enough for me to get a heavy glove off, reach into a pocket, pull out something to eat, open the wrapper, etc. If I’m doing a solo ride, this is not an issue.
I’m starting to think I might be better off just trying to consume all my carbs, protein, electrolytes as liquid.
I’m resistant to opening anyone’s bars before the start of the ride, as my experience has found that if I don’t use the bar that day, the next time I go to do an outdoor ride, whether it be a few days or a week later, the opened bar is no longer good.
I’m also resistant to opening a gel, as I find they will then ooze out all over my pocket.
Does anyone know of some combination of products that I can use for both hydration and energy while on a ride that can be mixed into the same bottle of water? I’m not opposed to trying energy chews, another brand of bar. They just need to be survive being exposed to air for 7 - 10 days, after they have been first opened.
Thank for your help.