"I’m often asked what I eat when I do long rides. Last Friday, I did my longest ride, to date. 165.5 miles with about 10,000ft of climbing. This thursday I did a 136 mile ride up to Bear Mtn and back. A couple of days later, I rode 101 miles (today). How does one fuel for rides like this? First, I didn’t just start out riding 165 miles one day. It’s something I have conditioned my body to do over the course of 12 years of racing and training. So, my body is very efficient with it’s energy. I may not have to eat as much as someone who is doing their first century ride. That said, everyone needs to eat carbs. Your body runs on carbs when doing endurance sports so I’m a firm believer in loading up. Better to eat a little too much than a not quite enough. Once you get in that hole, called "the bonk", you’re not getting out of it until your ride is over. So always stay ahead of the curve. Today, I knew I was doing a long ride so I ate a little more than usual. I love starting out with organic black tea (earl grey) and 2-3 organic brown rice cakes with loads of raw honey and raw almond butter. I top it off with cinnamon which is anti-inflammatory, helps prevent blood sugar spikes and eases digestion. Plus it tastes freakin’ awesome. This is filling, tasty and full of what I need to ride/race (don’t avoid healthy fats especially when doing long rides). I eat this about 2 hours before my ride. About 30 min before I leave on a long ride (100+ miles) I will always have a Zenberry shake with banana, almond or coconut milk, and whatever other fruit I have around. This really tops me off and it’s super easy to digest so I’m not bloated for my ride. I rode 101 miles and a pretty good pace today (55 miles of it into a 9-10mph headwind and all I ate during my ride was 1 Kind Bar and a pumpkin muffin when I stopped at the coffee shop at mile 70. What you eat before your ride will really determine how good you feel so find out what works for you. Of course, I had another big Zenberry smoothie as soon as I walked in the door after my ride to aid recovery."-Shane www.zenberrymix.com

I would never risk putting my bike in a rack with so many Freds around.  I can scratch my carbon myself just fine on my own. #nyack #runciblespoon #cycling #nystate #giantbikes #zenberry #dirtychai

I would never risk putting my bike in a rack with so many Freds around. I can scratch my carbon myself just fine on my own. #nyack #runciblespoon #cycling #nystate #giantbikes #zenberry #dirtychai

The newest member of the family and the first cross bike!  #specialized #crux #cyclocross #cycling #zenberrymix #zenberry #gojifitness

The newest member of the family and the first cross bike! #specialized #crux #cyclocross #cycling #zenberrymix #zenberry #gojifitness

Here is our final summer meal plan from our series, “Feeding Success”.  Amazing healthy, easy, recipes from Thailand including pad thai, coconut curry, spring rolls and lettuce wraps.  Go to our website for the free recipes!  Please repost because your friends and family will love this!  http://blog.zenberrymix.com/feeding-success-final-summer-meal-plan-6-thai/

Is nothing sacred!

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I couldn’t think of a better way to spend #9/11 than doing something I love, #cycling. I was there 13 years ago. Tragic and sad, all around. My heart goes out to all those here and around the world who have been affected by this horrible event.

I couldn’t think of a better way to spend #9/11 than doing something I love, #cycling. I was there 13 years ago. Tragic and sad, all around. My heart goes out to all those here and around the world who have been affected by this horrible event.

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Success!  Powered by #zenberry. @_drumtime_ makes it to the summit of #bearmtn #harriman #giantbikes #cycling #nystate

Success! Powered by #zenberry. @_drumtime_ makes it to the summit of #bearmtn #harriman #giantbikes #cycling #nystate

Liam, a #zenberry user, climbing #bearmtn #harriman #cycling #giantbikes @_drumtime_

Liam, a #zenberry user, climbing #bearmtn #harriman #cycling #giantbikes @_drumtime_

Flat tire on our ride to bear Mtn. Luckily I was more successful than our buddy here. #cycling #harriman #zenberrymix #zenberry

Flat tire on our ride to bear Mtn. Luckily I was more successful than our buddy here. #cycling #harriman #zenberrymix #zenberry