I think we just have to use common sense in our intake/output. A couple hour easy ride can be done without all of the extra calories, but an all day tour or a pounding training ride require more. I think as long as your calories out are greater than your calories in, you should be fine.
Years ago, I had a friend who was using Weight Watchers. When she wasn't working, she was on her bike. She said at her meetings, they would give her a hard time about going over her points. She told me, "They just don't get it. I need more points while pedaling over 60 miles per day. It's not like an hour aerobics class like the other ladies do."
I guess finding the balance is our challenge as cyclist.
...and then in the middle of everything, you realize you're alive right now, and the time to live is right now!
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