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    Need help with lunch packing on all day ride!

    We're going for a 6 hour/28mile ride fo my buddies 50th and we're packing lunches for the trail. What kind of food should i be looking for?
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    That kind of distance doesn't really even require food. Just pack some sandwiches, bananas and a gin-and-tonic.

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    If I can run a half marathon without food, I agree with Danno. No real reason to worry about it. But since you are, pack some fruit, or a sandwich or something.
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    28 miles in 6 hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    28 miles in 6 hours?
    Must be many stops along the way...

    OP, perhaps more than food, you need a good sized stack of singles? Don't forget to tip the waitress...

    Moving on...

    Travel food, for me, is fruit and a granola bar. Anything more just gets squished...I'll stop somewhere and eat if I need more than that.
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    Could be hilly - it was never specified.

    Dried fruit, snack bars, and a sandwich on firm bread like a hoagie roll. If you're riding all 6 hours, bring plenty of water, too. If it's hot out, I freeze half of a bottle and fill the rest with water.

    Have a good ride!

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    Even if the riding's not tough it's generally a good idea to eat some time in a 6 hour time span

    Nice leisurely rides can be fun. Personally I would recommend bars and things like that for food, nothing that will be ruined by getting warm and maybe a little squished. Sandwiches on normal bread are probably not the best idea. When I do rides that long (time wise) I usually just rely on granola bars and gel things to keep me going, but I don't like stopping to eat 'real' food, let alone transporting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    That kind of distance doesn't really even require food. Just pack some sandwiches, bananas and a gin-and-tonic.
    It wasnt a road ride it was MTBing, and there were mannnnny ginormous hills. I ended up with tuna and bagels I am dead beat tired, we didnt really stop too much at all.

    FYI the average MTB ride is 15 miles, and it ended up being 30+ miles, im thinking about 33 miles and I am beat.

    It was about 85 degrees out and I drank 180 oz. of water, (i have a 100 oz. camelbak and we had a buddies wife bring water midway when we pulled off the trail onto the road.

    As a gag gift i got my buddy an oxygen tank and mask. Il post pics in a little bit.
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    PB&J, fresh fruit, granola bars, things like that.

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