Thursday, September 15, 2011

Allen Lim Potatoes

"Dude, you cannot imagine how good potatoes are between 70-90 miles in on a ride" - Dr. IronFran

Fear not, this blog will not turn into a cooking blog but recently I've added Allen Lim's potatoes to my riding nutrition menu. Who is Allen Lim and what are his potatoes you ask?

Dr. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist that has been involved in several cycling teams including Garmin and Radio Shack. He performs a variety of roles on those team but has published a series of YouTube videos on some of the food prepared for the cycling teams. Here is a link to his video potato recipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwt-DUpKPYA

The potatoes are eaten like an apple and they are close to heaven.

PS: Dan Quayle was not involved in the proof reading of this article.

6 comments:

Kate said...

I'm glad you posted this, because I was intrigued by your mention in an earlier post (the Shoreman one?) about the potatoes but too lazy to look them up.

Michael said...

Hmmmm....interesting. I didn't watch the video yet, but I will. I can't imagine eating potatoes on a ride, but seems like they'd definitely provide some good carbs and energy for the ride.

Caratunk Girl said...

I have heard this and love the idea....but always thought it would be too messy to deal with in a race.
Sounds like those guys do it though!

They sound really yummy!

Ewa said...

I am looking for some natural fuel alternatives for my long runs. So now I am wondering if I mashed those potatoes and put them in a plastic bag... oh, I can just see the mess. Worth trying though. :)

Jason said...

This sounds awesome. I have a 4 hour ride this weekend and while not 90 miles maybe worth a try as I will be running afterwards......

Big Daddy Diesel said...

70-90 is the infamous "wall" one hits on cycling, I bet anything would sound good if it allowed them to get off their bike