My note on the game stands regardless. I don't know anyone who would be near exhausted after 13 miles of MILD UPHILL riding after consuming a 1900 calorie breakfast.
The OP asked for folks to play and post critiques. I did.
I agree that the thread seems to have gone off-topic and I, again, want to thank you for taking the time play and critique.
However, I dispute your report. First, the experience you report can't be completely accurate since the game doesn't create 13 mile long terrain sections. Terrain sections are between 4 and 9 miles in length. According to the game's calorie tables, mild uphill requires 50 calories a mile or 650 calories for 13 miles. Note, that a headwind would increase this. If you ate 1900 calories (950 if metabolism is accounted for) and spent 650, the Fuel Gauge would show Full, so that can't have been the case.
So, the question I have, and there is no way to go back and know, is what kind of terrain constituted those 13 miles? If some of the early miles were uphill (85/mile) or steep uphill (158/mile), then it isn't hard to see how you could quickly use up those calories.
As an example, if the 13 miles you "rode" was 4 miles of Steep Uphill followed by 9 miles of mild Uphill, it would equal 1,082 calories (you'd be hungry, if metabolism was added in).
This is one obvious problem with using a computer program to simulate bike touring. On the bike, terrain is obvious. On a computer, riding up a hard uphill is only a click away!
Did anyone else try out the game and have any comments?