Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-09-15, 08:12 PM
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The last gas station charged me TAX for the banana!
THOSE ********!!!!!!!
I have a twenty hidden in my saddle bag "just in case" too.
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Looks like funnel cakes.
Correct. And the green stuff makes it the healthy choice
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potato chips, bananas, chocolate milk
That's it! I might add chocolate cupcakes for desert. If it's really hot, some Gatorade too.
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Some Badass recipes there...lol
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A bag of nuts/trail mix or granola; An ice cream cone/pop; Banana or orange; Beef jerky. A piece of cheese.
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I usually go for Skittles at a gas station. Pretty high calories : price ratio and I'm not a fan of candy bars.
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I liked to eat a cheeseburger in paradise, I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes, a big. Kosher pickle and cold draft beer......
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Granola bar (preferably Clif or Kind), peanuts, banana, Baby Ruth bar, occasionally a Slim Jim, but always and most importantly some kind of nutrient-enriched beverage are the things I've gotten from convenience stores to tide myself over. Aside from sausage biscuits, I just can't bring myself to eat a gas station sandwich; if a meal is in order, I'll typically find a place where I can sit down for something, in which case the credit card is likely to come out (typically carry between $5 and $25 with ID and such).
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Correct. And the green stuff makes it easier to poop
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On the second day of a 193 mile two-day trip, I was saved from obliteration by two gas station 7" diameter M&M cookies.
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I keep a $20 in my kit in case I need to boot a tire. You don't want to go cheap where safety is concerned.
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Cheap and easily accessible options.

Whatever you can get with a five-finger discount. Try it and let us know how it works out for you.
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THOSE ********!!!!!!!
Yeah! They should have broken the law by not collecting the tax.
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Ok, this is just pain unjustified cruelty. damn they all look good.

one comment on the original OP's question - who has such a soft schedule that they on a whim can suddenly "BIKE THE WHOLE DAY"? geez! that is my dream life right there.

BTW, I always carry a $20, and my go to is a snickers bar. although a "Royale with cheese" is awesome on long ride and pretty cheap.
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Isn't that hard to drink?
Easily squeezable, water bottle-type lid, holds 5 servings.
Gel can be watered down to get last serving or to use making oatmeal.
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Yeah! They should have broken the law by not collecting the tax.
LOL. Where on Earth is fresh fruit to-go taxed?
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Snickers, because "you're not you when you're hungry".
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LOL. Where on Earth is fresh fruit to-go taxed?
Somewhere in Texas, apparently.
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Somewhere in Texas, apparently.
Earth. He said, "on Earth."
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+ 1 on the snickers bar. Also bananas and some sort of chips.
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Somewhere in Texas, apparently.
It's been a few years since I've been in Texas. But I don't think any state (even New York) has a tax on groceries. Cigarettes, beer, candy, soft drinks, and restaurant [eat-in] foods... sure. But I am pretty confident the Banana should have been non-taxable.

But... on second thought... I take back those eight asterisks I called the person at the gas station.

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LOL. Where on Earth is fresh fruit to-go taxed?
In those states and/or municipalities that impose sales tax on certain types of food. The rules can actually get very complicated in some states.

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In those states and/or municipalities that impose sales tax on certain types of food. The rules can actually get very complicated in some states.
Rules... that carry legal implications are called "laws". Complicated laws... are called something that would put this normal, friendly, post into the PO section. I was merely trying to be humorous with my asterisks (there was never a word blockage).
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Bananas are serious business.
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Rules... that carry legal implications are called "laws".
Some are called regulations. You asked a question. I answered it.
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