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Old 06-07-07, 01:25 AM   #1
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I'm sick of breakfast bars!

Can we do a quick review of foods you take along on longer rides? Things that will fit in a small saddlebag or jersey pocket? I'm getting so sick of breakfast bars!
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fig bars, jellybeans, powerbars, credit card.
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double whopper w/ cheese.
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Snickers bars and then of course raiding bakery shops along the way.
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Bananas.



You just have to get ones that will fit in the handy dandy banana guard.
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Is that a banana in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
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Take a little Sterno stove and hope you encounter road kill along the way.
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Clif bars--especiallly like the carrot cake flavor!!
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Is that a banana in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Is that a half eat'n roll of life-savers........
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Grandmas Cookies, bananas, money

However, after a good real oatmeal breakfast, I am good for 2-3+ hours without anything.
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I have never taken or eaten food of any sort on a bike. If I did, it would have peanut butter involved somewhere, I love that stuff. I will stop and get something though. Monday night it was a hostess apple pie washed down with a Monster. Talk about a sugar rush!
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Cliff bars, and Nature Valley granola bars. You can get 12 granola bar packages (two bars per package) in a variety box at the grocery for $5.00. Pretty reasonable.
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I only take gels with me when I ride. Easy to take and pretty instant energy. Eating anything bigger takes longer to digest and get into my system than I will be on the bike. I generally don't ride more than 3.5-4hrs at a stretch. GU Expresso Love is my favorite.
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Lara Bars (dried fruit and nuts), along with at least one bottle of energy protein drink. That and knowing the location of bike friendly reataurants and snack bars along the route.
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Dried fruits with nuts and graham crackers lately. I never bring any food with me on most of my rides. Since covering more distances lately and no restaurant or stores on the trails, I will try energy bars when supplies run out.
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Cliff bars, and Nature Valley granola bars. You can get 12 granola bar packages (two bars per package) in a variety box at the grocery for $5.00. Pretty reasonable.
+1 on Nature Valley granola bars, but they've got to be the crunchy ones. The non-crunchy ones are too much like candy bars, too sweet, and sticky messy into the bargain. Publix runs two-for-one specials on the NVGB quite often, which saves a bunch of money.

Also: peanut butter & honey on whole wheat bread (cut into quarters for easy transport), fig newtons or their whole grain equivalent, and Murray's ginger snaps.
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Fig Newtons, granola bars, Sport Beans, bananas, various energy bars, gels, trail mix, dried apricots, peanut butter and honey sammiches, Snickers...
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Lara Bars (dried fruit and nuts), along with at least one bottle of energy protein drink. That and knowing the location of bike friendly reataurants and snack bars along the route.
+1 on Larabars--and you can get them at Costco for less than a buck each. Personally, I like the apple pie/cherry/chocolate coconut assortment better than the 3 varieties of chocolate one, but to each his/her own.
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Besides breakfast bars, I sometimes take PBJ sandwich, bananna, M&M's regular or peanut, Moon Pies or fig bars. Usually, on longer rides I'll use different combinations of the above. In a pinch I fill one water bottle with Pepsi, RC or Coke just for the sugar hit.

When you're in a fast food place, pick up (steal) some of those fruit jelly packets. I throw a few in my seatpack on really long rides. The sugar boost can sometimes get you over the hump.
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Our Nepalese bike buddy sometimes brings samosas with spicy chutney for the three of us. Samosas by the bay; total decadence. Go ahead, get creative. bk
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Always have a gel in the pack- in case I run out of carbs but all my local rides, up to 60 miles or so, have a cafe en route. If its a longer ride then I might find two. Depends on how I feel but One large cappuchino- Then a choice of Full breakfast/ Pie/ Gateaux/ Doughnuts/ Cake/ A bun or two or if I am just peckish- Scrambled egg on toast with bacon.

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If I'm going on a long ride with no stores around, I use Hammer Nutrition's Perpetuem. You can mix it up to cover you for your estimated calorie burn. Otherwise, a little hammer gel and stop at stores along the way.
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Always have a gel in the pack- in case I run out of carbs but all my local rides have a cafe en route. Depends on how I feel but One large cappuchino- Then a choice of Full breakfast/ Pie/ Gateaux/ Doughnuts/ Cake/ A bun or two or if I am just peckish- Scrambled egg on toast with bacon.

You need to get organised.
Just got back from a Mexico vacation w/a bunch of Brits and I never heard one mention a Gateaux.

What is a Gateaux?????????
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Just got back from a Mexico vacation w/a bunch of Brits and I never heard one mention a Gateaux.

What is a Gateaux?????????
I wondered that too and figure it must go well with a Roubaix!
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I wondered that too and figure it must go well with a Roubaix!
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