Discussion in 'Commuting' started by bazzadigz C+, 13 Sep 2007.

  1. bazzadigz C+

    bazzadigz C+ Senior Member

    Is it better to have it before or after you go to work? (breakfast that is :smile:)
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Both, IMO. :smile:
  3. Nicko

    Nicko New Member

    Tend to have mine after, like to work up an appetite...
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Need it before I go. Otherwise my stomach would be rumbling all the way to work.
  5. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    Depends on how far your commute is. If it is only a few miles then you will probably be fine eating after you get to work. 10-15 miles and you may need something before you leave to keep you going at full steam ahead. More than 15 and definately both.
  6. I have mine after and I do 13 miles in.
  7. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    Glass of orange juice and my daily vitamins before I set off on my 10 miles, then Weetabix and tea when I get in.

    I'd get too windy and get a stitch if I ate before I hit the road.
  8. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    You don't really take vitamin supplements do you? That might not be the best plan of action in the light of recent research.
  9. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    Both, definitely! Porridge and coffee before, honey sandwich after. Yum!
  10. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    don't worry. give it a year or two and "recent research" will tell is it's ok to take vitamins again. haven't you noticed how a lot of research, especially nutritional that gets into popular press, cyclically contradicts itself?
  11. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    At best they're just an expensive way to turn your urine yellow. Do you really believe supplements are a good thing? With anything you can probably pick and choose whatever you want, unless you think a little deeper and look at the broad consensus.
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Whatever suits you, really.
    I'd rather cycle on an empty stomach for 20-30 mins than on a full stomach. I shower and have brekkie at work (yoghurt and bran flakes) then a smoothie for lunch, and something a bit more substantial in the evening, if I can be bothered to make it.
    But whatever you choose, don't skip breakfast completely.
  13. Emu

    Emu New Member

    Both - Porridge before and muesli after. Both with a cup of tea.
  14. frog

    frog Guest

    The 15 mile commute is done on a bowl of muelsi (Dorset Cereal) and honey. The 45 mile Sunday ride is done dry and empty with coffee, toast and jam after.

    I just can't see how you lot eat as much as you do? If I ate what you did I'd have trouble getting out the door. :smile:

    Lucky buggers :ohmy:
  15. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    need to eat before I ride, then a cup of tea and sarnie when I get to work
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