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What is the best thing to eat before a 50 - 100 mile ride?

For a long distance ride -- (moderate intensity), 50 to 100 + miles -- avoid fatty foods and eat at least 2 hours before the ride, make sure you have at least 60% carbohydrate in your daily diet, and one water bottle per hour, perhaps a bit more in hot weather.

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