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What to pack for a race
« on: August 11, 2007, 10:07:39 PM »
Specifically the long ones.  I am trying to make a list and make sure I don't forget anything.  Anything else?

Equipment:

Bike
Pump -- Shock and Tire
Tool kit
Tubes
CO2 cartridges
Tire levers
Rags
Lube
Chain cleaner
Bike stand
Multi-tool
Head lights
Blinky lights
Extra parts (wheels, cassette, chain, tire and cables)

Personal gear & race clothes:

3 pairs gloves
Helmet
Glasses clear and tinted
4 pairs of socks
Shoes
Baggies or Lycra
Arm warmers -- if needed
Leg warmers  -- if needed
Headband  -- if needed
Rain jacket  -- if needed
Jersey
Hydration pack

Random stuff:

Plastic gear bins
Sunscreen
MP3 player
Batteries for MP3 Player
HRM
Camera
TP
Trash bags
Chamois butter!!
Camp chairs
Cooler
Wet ones
Towel
Clothes for after the race
First aid kit
Clothes hangers
Tiger Balm
Goody's powder

Race Food LABEL ALL FOOD
Water jugs
Favorite drink powder
Hammer Gel or equiv
Bars
Water bottles
Bananas
pB and jelly
 
Oh yeah and a trophy case  ;D
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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 03:28:09 PM »
Sean,

We might want to add some pop tarts or other easily eatable foods while riding.. Also might want to pack a heating pad for when the race is over. 

As I think of more I'll post... I cant wait for this thing!

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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 03:44:34 PM »
This will be on-the-fly, but here's my standard bike packing routine for a hundie:

2 tubes
Patch kit (sometimes)
Pump (sometimes)
2 co2 & inflator
Tire levers
Chain tool
Chain lube
Multi-tool
Extra chain links
Chain pins/power link (depending on your chain type)
Tire boots

Food/fluids depends on distance between aid stations, but is typically:
Gel flask
2 bars
2 bottles w/drink mix & endurolyte powder
50 oz Camelback w/water
Endurolyte tablets
Ibuprofen (only if really needed)

Think light and fast, but don't go too crazy to this end since it's your first hundie. Use the aid stations to your advantage.

That's just the bike stuff and is off the top of my head. I'll add to it later, but I've gotta get ready to ride. 8)

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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007, 04:53:48 PM »
The Ibuprofen has saved me a couple of times on long road and dirt rides. You might not need it because you've been riding a lot, but good to have. Carry it with you in a plastic  baggie or your sweat can break it down. Good luck you guys. Wish i could have been riding enough to do this.
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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007, 05:22:32 PM »
We might want to add some pop tarts or other easily eatable foods while riding.
-Bob :)

Maybe the poptarts aren't the best thing?  "Energy pancakes" made with oatmeal, wheat pancake mix, whey, small apple chunks and blueberries are just as easy to eat.  Ziplock bag in a jersey pocket.  You can make them any size you want.

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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2007, 05:46:03 PM »
Garry's got a great recipe for them!!! :)

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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2007, 09:00:12 PM »
Well let me add a couple of things..

first, poptarts might not be the best, but if it dont taste good you will not eat it...  i am looking for something with a lot of sugar in it that will give me some energy.

pancakes are definately a good idea, problem is they better taste good for me to eat them periodically, nutriution or fat really is not something I am concerned with.. (for the race).

I am going to burn way more than I am going to take in so.... I just need some chow. I learned from Harvey today that I need to be eating every 30 minutes or so...  thats alot more than I thought I would need to eat.  I am not saying that poptarts are the only thing i am going to chow on either..

more like a gel... a bite of a nasty ass clif bar, and maybe a piece of a poptart..  or a combination of those things over an hour period throughout the race....  hopefully they'll have gel refills for the gel flask throughout the course and plenty of fruit...

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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2007, 10:21:39 PM »
My kids love'em, they fight over these... "GO-TARTS".  Very easy to carry in a jersey pocket...   ;D ;D ;D



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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2007, 10:47:04 PM »
These taste good and you can alter them as you wish to make them work for you.

ENERGY PANCAKES
Ingredients:
   2 egg whites
   1 cup apples, peeled sliced and pre-cooked *
   3⁄4 cup oatmeal
   3⁄4 cup multi-grain pancake mix
   2 scoops vanilla protein mix
   2 tablespoons vanilla or plain nonfat yogurt
   1 tablespoon cinnamon
   1 tablespoon vanilla extract
   1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
   1/2 cup cold water
   1 cup blueberries, rinsed well
   Nonstick cooking spray

Strawberries, bananas, kiwi slices, blueberries and apples with a dollop of nonfat yogurt and cinnamon make for a great topping!

* To pre-cook apples simply microwave on high for two minutes.

Directions:
1) In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat egg whites then add apples, oatmeal,
   pancake mix, protein, yogurt, cinnamon, vanilla extract and nutmeg. Slowly
   add 1⁄4 c. water and mix until batter is a thick consistency, (spatula
   should stand upright in batter.) If batter is too thick add a little more
   water; if it is too thin add a little more oatmeal.  Next, gently fold in
   blueberries.

2) Preheat large skillet with nonstick spray over medium-high heat. Place
   four large spoonfuls of batter in hot skillet, pancakes should be
   approximately 3 inches in diameter. Check pancakes in two-three minutes
   by sliding spatula under checking for desired brownness.  Flip pancakes
   and repeat to other side. Repeat; makes 5-6 pancakes.

3) Serve hot, top with more cooked apples and blueberries, honey, low-fat
   syrup or even low-fat yogurt. Sprinkle with cinnamon and Mmmmm what a
   great way to start the perfect day!

Or refrigerate, then microwave for a minute, spread peanut butter on them and away you go.  Or eat them cold or room temp.

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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 06:45:11 AM »
Trek. don't do it man. Pop Tarts are a gateway food that can lead to other more seriuos addictive things. I was at a party once and someone had a pop tart and that led to cookies and they eventually ended up on cake and ice cream. The sad thing was, these were kids. Hate to see it man.    ;D
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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2007, 07:53:33 AM »
Trek. don't do it man. Pop Tarts are a gateway food that can lead to other more seriuos addictive things. I was at a party once and someone had a pop tart and that led to cookies and they eventually ended up on cake and ice cream. The sad thing was, these were kids. Hate to see it man.    ;D

POPTARTS!  The devils cookie.
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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 09:09:16 AM »
Carry it with you in a plastic  baggie or your sweat can break it down.
Film cans work great and are easier to get into.

hopefully they'll have gel refills for the gel flask throughout the course and plenty of fruit
They give you a gel flask when you register, then have Hammer Gel refills at the aid stations. They're also well-stocked with PBJ, fruit, etc.

As far as food goes: Eat whatever works for you, just make sure you eat often (small bits at a time) and get some protein and fat along with the carbs. I used PBJ for a while, but they're kinda messy in the jersey pocket, so I went back to bars. I'll snag the occassional PBJ from the aid stations.

Secret energy food: Oatmeal cream pies. Little Debbie, Little Debbie!

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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2007, 11:43:34 AM »

Secret energy food: Oatmeal cream pies. Little Debbie, Little Debbie!
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LOL! The perfect empty calories!  Cheap too!

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Empty calories
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Secret energy food: Oatmeal cream pies. Little Debbie, Little Debbie!

LOL! The perfect empty calories!  Cheap too!
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Definition:
Empty calories, in casual dietary terminology, are calories present in high-energy foods with poor nutritional profiles, typically from processed carbohydrates or fats. An "empty calorie" has the same energy content of any other calorie but lacks accompanying micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, or amino acids as well as fiber as found in whole grains but less so in white flour. Michael Jacobson, head of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, coined the term in 1972.

Generally, unnecessary calories are converted in the body to fat. However, if calorie intake is limited for the sake of reducing weight, insufficient vitamin and mineral intake may lead to malnutrition. Dieticians recommend in every case that nutrient-dense food such as fruit and vegetables be substituted for empty-calorie food.

Foods often considered to contain mostly empty calories include:

    * Sweets, Soft drinks, beverages with a low juice component, and other foods containing sugar
    * Margarine or shortening
    * Butter, lard, and other highly-saturated fats.
    * Alcohol

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Re: What to pack for a race
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2007, 01:25:47 PM »
I take it you've never felt the power of a pure, refined sugar buzz. ;D

I never believed it until this year at the last aid station at the Cohutta 100. While I was waiting for a volunteer to top off my water bottle, I browsed the available food selections and grabbed 3 Oreo knockoffs. 10 minutes later, I was absolutely flying!

Cheap sugar like that is a great way to get through a bonk, but remember that what goes up, must come down. I typically don't resort to tricks like that until late in the game.

 

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