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Dec 22, 2015 – It’s day 10 of the 12 Days of Dig, and this is what we love after a long ride. Here you will find the unorthodox post ride snacks that satisfy the appetite and refresh your post-ride batteries. Enjoy day 10 of the 12 Days of Dig!
When you need salt after or during long rides, the greatest way to consume it is through the crunch of a well-made Lays potato chip. There is zero scientific evidence that this practice is beneficial for you or your riding, but try it once and you will never turn back. The salty goodness circles your mouth and the symphonic crunch wakes you up and propels you forward.
GU WATERMELON HYDRATION DRINK MIX.
Who doesn’t love watermelon? We were recently introduced to this product and it quickly became our go-to for long rides. It’s a mix of electrolytes, carbohydrates and sodium that is super easy on your stomach. Try it.
COKE (EXTRA COLD AND IN A CAN).
There are few things in life as good as an ice-cold Coke during a long ride. The kicker is, it has to be borderline freezing to get the desired effect. The chirp of the can opening, the cold aluminum on your lips as the celebration of coca-f lavored carbonated magic water fills your system. It works and is tough to procure unless you have a follow car or a 7-Eleven at the perfect spot on your journey.
KINGS HAWAIIAN SWEET ROLLS.
If you are in for a long one and plan to carry some food, use these sweet rolls as the foundation for your PB+J or ham-and-cheese sandwich. They are small and crunch down to f it in your jersey. Keep some at home as well for sweet sliders.
Born in 1969, Nutter Butter cookies are small sandwich cookies with peanut butter filling. We aren’t sure how, but somehow the baking geniuses at Nabisco created the perfect long-ride snack. Get the four-cookie pack and f ind a place for it in your jersey pocket.