Fasted riding

My bike riding essentials (tools and tubes already on the bike!)

I don’t know what’s wrong with my body – I get hungry on rides and unless I refuel, my legs turn to serious jelly. One of the girls I ride with manages well without breakfast – another struggles in the same way I do. So it has to be (at least partly) conditioning. Last weekend was the start of my conditioning as I went on my first “fast” ride, where I didn’t have breakfast before the ride. It was a good ride to try it on as we had a newcomer to the group who I decided to sit with so that I wouldn’t push myself too hard! I took some muesli bars with me on the ride and boy did I need them! But at least I was able to ride the first 30 km or so to Manly with my lovely fellow riders quite comfortably.

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