Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-11-15, 05:33 PM
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Krispy Kreme Doughnut, Hot Dog, Bacon & Jelly. Oh Yum....

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My GOD. I'd ride far enough to justify downing the middle three in a sitting--not that there's anything wrong with the outside two.

Those look AMAZING.
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Who are all you people carrying cash? Credit card and ID. The emergency $20 isn't going to pay for a cab home for me depending on how far out I am
Even in 2015, there are rural areas in California where delis/convenience stores do not take credit cards. I carry a $20 as a bartering tool . . a taxi will be no where near where I cycle and a $20 is good faith to a civilian.

To the OP, I don't know where you ride but in Norcal, we are always able to find a solid salad or sandwich shop with the right local knowledge. If only at a convenience store/gas station, I'd go with a bottled smoothie (Odwalla), a banana, and a Payday.
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Bringing back this old thread to life to see what people are eating on their rides... any new products since I last asked this question? New favorite places to stop? Maybe a new taco truck near your routes?
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Say you go out for a quick ride. Maybe you meet some friends, maybe you decide mid ride that you want to make a day of riding But you didn't bring food nor do you have much cash with you. What easily available foods do you go for?
I'm looking for fast food, gas station/convenience store kind of variety. Cheap and easily accessible options.
Dim sims are usually pretty cheap and easily accessible.
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Dim sims are usually pretty cheap and easily accessible.
I donít think Iíve seen a dim sum (whatever they are) around here.

A PayDay salted nut roll sounds good. Monster or Starbucks coffee drinks would wash it down well. Gas stations are about the only choice on rural rides in my area.

I always carry a bit of cash - I donít know of anyone who can boot a tire with a credit card.
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I don’t think I’ve seen a dim sum (whatever they are) around here.

A PayDay salted nut roll sounds good. Monster or Starbucks coffee drinks would wash it down well. Gas stations are about the only choice on rural rides in my area.

I always carry a bit of cash - I don’t know of anyone who can boot a tire with a credit card.
They're sort of like an egg roll ... kind of. They look like this and often cost about $1 each.






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Probably already mentioned but I'll go again. There's the original energy bar.. They come in packages of about 20, probably 12 ounces, and cost maybe $3.50 at any convenience store or back county grocer. Fig Newtons. They work. Will get you many miles. In the '70s, they were the epic ride bailout food. They only thing that has changed is the competition, And if you go far enough into the back country, you won't find the competition.

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Maybe not the best idea for a hard group ride...but one of my favorite things to do is take a lazy 40-50 mile ride on a sunny, warm sunday, with a mid-ride stop at a brew pub. Have an order of fries with mayo and 3 pints of beer

I suppose the gas station version of this would be a bag of chips and a 40 in a paper bag? Sounds a bit less appealing though lol
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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.
+1 for Skittles. Airheads are good too - pure sugar.

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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.
Several states do - at various rates. One of the worst is Alabama, which still has sales tax on ALL food items. Yes - eggs, milk, bread, basic stuff. In larger cities with local sales tax (like Mobile, where I lived) this meant 10% sales tax on all food. Grocery bills were a major bummer.
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I donít think Iíve seen a dim sum (whatever they are) around here.
Dim sum isn't a specific food item. It's a style of Chinese cuisine characterized by small items often served in steamers. Different kinds of dumplings. Pork buns. Tripe. Stuff like that. Think of it as the Chinese version of Spanish tapas.

It's actually a fun way to dine. In America, typically servers come around with carts of different items at different, fixed price points. Each table gets a card with columns for the different prices. Each time you order a dish of a certain price, your card gets a stamp in that price column. At the end of the meal, the check is calculated by the number of stamps in each price column. It's a great way to dine with a group because people get to try different things.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim_sum
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A couple good standards that I haven't seen mentioned but get a lot of use around here: a quart of chocolate milk. That's all you really need and it's quick. A Hostess fruit pie. Pretty universally available, like the chocolate milk, and 470 calories. Five minutes, either one's gone, and I'm heading for my bike.
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