Jun 5, 2018
In this episode we go to the
buffet — it's the show almost ALL about food.
Dr Kevin Sprouse — Medical
Director for the EF
Education First / Drapac presented by Cannondale Pro Cycling Team —
has a practical prescription for your race nutrition, including
changes you need to start making RIGHT NOW.
Rebecca Rusch will reveal what’s
in her feed bag in Our Questions for the Queen segment, then Fatty
and Hottie talk about their respective Leadville menus (they're
We continue our mile-by-mile (or
is that minute-by-minute?) analysis of the course, including
pinpointing the first places you should get out something to
Finally, Jonathan Lee’s training
advice for this show is going to have you outside on a long ride,
putting everything you learned about eating in this show into
Since we talk about rice cakes
very frequently during this episode, here's a recipe for rice cakes
from Dr. Allen Lim (of Feed Zone Cookbook fame),
originally posted in
- 2 cups uncooked calrose or other medium-grain “sticky” or sushi
rice (never use Basmati as it won’t stick.)
- 3 cups water (Fatty swaps chicken broth out for this)
- 8 ounces of bacon (prosciutto or sausage or even roasted
chicken also works great)
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons (or flavor to taste) of Braggs liquid Aminos (all
natural soy sauce) or a low-sodium soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons (or flavor to taste) of brown sugar
- Ground sea salt and grated Parmesan (optional)
- Combine rice and water in a rice cooker. Start rice cooker. If
using a standard pot, combine rice and water, bring to a boil, then
let simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
- While rice is cooking, chop up bacon before frying, then fry in
a medium sauté pan. When crispy, drain off fat and soak up excess
fat with paper towels.
- Beat the eggs in a small bowl and tehn scramble on high heat in
the sauté pan. Don’t worry about overcooking the eggs as they’ll
break up easily when mixed with the rice.
- In a large bowl or in the rice cooker bowl, combine the cooked
rice, bacon, and scrambled eggs. Add liquid aminos or soy sauce and
sugar to taste. After mixing, press into an 8- or 9-inch square
baking pan to about 1 ½ inch thickness. Top with more sugar, salt,
and grated Parmesan if desired.
- Cut and wrap individual cakes in a paper foil like Martha
Wrap™. Makes about 10 cakes.
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- Banjo Brothers: A
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during this race. Fatty's trusted Banjo Brothers bags on his LT100
bike race for more than a decade.
- ENVE: Whether you're thinking about
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definition of an ENVE dream scenario. I've got an M5 bar and M525
wheels on his bike and rides without fear of broken components or