Anybody else cycle vegan or vegetarian? About two years ago my wife, after being off and on vegan herself for most of her life, convinced me to stop eating meat all together(I had already stopped eating red meat and chicken a while back). After doing so I dropped about 2% of my body fat and about 4 lb. and I feel a TON healthier, not that I was eating unhealthy to begin with. I can't remeber the last time I had fast food. Anyway, just wondering if anyone else is and what they eat before and after rides if that is not too nosy. I generally eat either a banana, apple or some dates for the sugar and some nuts for the protein about 30 minutes before a ride. This seems to work pretty well for me as far as energy goes. I eat a full bowl of Kashi Go Lean crunch for breakfast before I ride in the morning and the carb bomb that provides really helps. I highly reccomend the banana and a handful of unsalted nuts before a ride. Works excellent for sustained energy, at least my own very unscientific tests have proven so.