Slowin it up.
I'm going from Austin to San Marcos it 43.7 miles. First long ride. Any advice guys?
Good call Hack, ESPECIALLY the not experimenting with new food/equipment etc on a big event...always best to try new stuff during training, much safer and avoids a lot of potential problems when you least want them...Bananas are bad, but apricots have a bit too much fiber for some folks. They can stir things into action.
And the sulphur in dried apricots can be bad.
It's always best to experiment with new foods when you're not riding.