Thanks to everyone for the comments! I received my shipment last night of the following products:
We have a local ride in Phoenix we lovingly call the “Ahwatukee World Championships”…Roadies from all over the valley come out for this 2 hour hard core “attack and chase” style of riding. Essentially you fly from aerobic to anaerobic in ~10 seconds on an attack. One moment you could be crusing 24mph, next thing you know you are going 35-40mph. The terrain is varried, with lots of hills and some super fast flats as well. I decided that an excellent test would be to take my mountain bike out to ride with these crazies! LOL!
I mixed up the Plasma per instructions. I did discover that one should use the flavoring SPARINGLY as it is super strong! LOL! It’s HOT in Arizona, so I simply diluted the fuel and calmed down the strong taste. I drank one serving about 1/2 hour prior to ride start. I carried another serving on my ride with me. I did not take any other food or supplements with me. One other note - I only had about 5 hours of sleep the night prior - so my tank was not “full”.
I expected to hang on for about 10 minutes prior to getting dropped - but I found myself sticking with the group for the entire 1st loop (we do two loops). This shocked me as there were points where we were hitting 38 mph and my MTB gearing can not support that speed - so I was turning over 140+rpm in an attempt to keep on the train! Second loop I hung in there for a good portion of the loop - but could not hang on near the end. I don’t believe that to be fuel related - but more sleep related plus, I was on a mountain bike! LOL!
Once I returned home I made a serving of MAG-10 and consumed it (DO NOT attempt to drink mag10 w/o flavoring it! LOL). I also took one dose of Indigo 3G and one HOT-ROX.
This was one giant guessing game today - I based my consumption off of my projected need for carbs. In Az we need a lot of water because of the dehydration factor so I need to get a better feel for my true caloric need per hour (with this product) and place that number of calories in a minimum of one bottle with water - as I need to drink min of 24 oz water per hour in the heat.
I do like to eat solid foods when I train long - thus the purchase of FINiBARS! They will replace my power bar consumption.
My thought for long training rides where I can NOT carry premixed Plazma is that I create a "pre mixed " paste and then mix it on the fly with water - in my bottles. I would love to hear thoughts on that.
Did I preload correctly?
Did I do right by myself using the MAG10 right after the workout?
Should I be taking in other sups during the training / racing?