I usually weigh around 186-189, and can lose about 3-8 lbs. per ride, water weight I guess. I'm bouncing around 182-185 now. Checking weight before and after ride. I eat alot of pasta, turkey, large salads, quite a bit of chicken and moderate meat helpings for dinner (burger,ribs,steak), and usually some potatoes with every meal, and sometimes eggs for breaksfast. I beleive I'm getting enough water because the trainer asked about urine color and frequincy. Sorry for that subject guys, but it was informantive. Obviously if your not peeing your not drinking enough and the urins color should be rather clear than a deep color. Spraking of potatoes, did you see the articlre in Bicycling mag this month about nutrition during the ride. She was a trainer for a team and describred potatoes as a great food for energy. She used New Potatoes and cook them, sprinkled them lighly with olive oil,salt ,pepper,and parmesean chese. She use new potatoes because of the small size. She also showd a neat way to fold them up in foil so they don't leak and it's easy to open the package for consumption. Sounds tastier than power bars and etc.!