Hi all, another newbie here, can anyone give me advise on nutrition, what, how and when to use it . I am in my late 50s and many years ago took part in duathlons and seemed to get by with Isostar and pasta so the 'modern' selection seems a bit baffling At the moment the furthest I have ridden is 30 miles and I am working to my first sportive in March (45 miles). I have just taken delivery of a High 5 pack which is full of goodies, gels, pre, during and post event drinks but when do I start using them? Sorry if that sounds a bit stupid but if I am going out for a weekend ride of 2 hours + should I start taking the High 5? If I am only going out for an hour do I just take juice. Because of the weather yesterday I did 2 hours on the turbo should I have done the pre, during and post thing . When out on a ride, training, turbo or event does taking a gel take the place of fluids, energy bar or do they supplement them? I understand that the one thing to avoid is the 'bonk' so do you take your gel, food at certain times throughout the ride or are there certain signs I should look for? What happens if you take the nutrition on board and your body doesn't use it? I think you can all see that I am fairly banboozled by the nutrition thing so any advice would be really appreciated. Many thanks.