on February 5th, 2013 at 05:06 pm
First - congratulations!
Second - have you tried any of the power gels or chews for quick carbs? I started needing something on longer bike rides last summer. After a bit of experimentation, I've found most of the flavors of the Hammer gels to be the best for me. I even like the cappuccino ones (but don't like coffee) which have caffeine as well as carbs. They're harder to find than the GU, which seems to be more popular (at least with cyclists).