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Old 01-04-09, 10:18 PM   #1
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fruit cake

being the season

do yo all think that fruit cakes would be a good ride food?

they taste ok to me

as good as some energy bars

they are full of fruit and nuts

or is the fat content to much
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Sounds like a good idea actually. It would probably crumble quickly and not stay fresh for too long but there is nothing magic about specialist energy bars other than convenience.

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Most fruit cakes that I have seen have the crumble coef that is similar to a concrete block. Fruit cakes would be great ride food. Lots of sugar. Besides you would probably be really hungry and not notice the taste too much. Can they taste worse than power bars?
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i don't really mind the taste to much

they are just as good tasting as cliff bars if not better

my wife worked a century ride and they gave out some energy bars that tasted just like fruit cake

that is what put the idea in my head

i will give it a shot

i have a 1lb fruit cake to work on
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Nothing negates your super light carbon frame and tubular wheelset like 500 g of fruitcake!
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Nothing negates your super light carbon frame and tubular wheelset like 500 g of fruitcake!

true true

but i am not going to live on the stuff

it probably has twice the fat of an energy bar

and my weight is very good now

anyway as hard as i hammer fat has no chance!!!
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what you want is malt loaf. doesn't make so much mess and comes (in the UK at least) in convenient jersey-pocket-friendly sizes. also, much cheaper than energy bars!
but if you already have the fruit cake, go for it!
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Fruit cakes make a great cycling food!! I lived on the stuff when I was touring Australia during the winter of 2004.
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Just be careful you don't have one of those that's soaked in rum. You can still get a DUI on a bike.
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