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, 06:10 PM
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Food for thought!

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.
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Old 03-09-15, 06:18 PM
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ride home get some cash/food/gel and keep riding?
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chocolate milk!
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I've never used it, but I always have $27 in my tool bag just in case.
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potato chips, bananas, chocolate milk
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Mooch off your friends.
Take your credit card and ID with you next time.

I'd probably get a snickers bar.
I always take a flask of gel and keep an emergency clif bar in the saddlebag, but that's not enough for a full day of riding.

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Mooch off your friends.
Take your credit card and ID with you next time.
+1

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
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I've never used it, but I always have $27 in my tool bag just in case.
...ok what would you eat?
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+1 on the Snickers. The staff of life. And Oreos. Yum.
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...ok what would you eat?
With friends, I'd follow their lead. If they wanted to stop at a cafe, I'd like get a burger or some sort of beef. But left to my own devices, I'll eat a Clif bar or two from a convenience store. If those are unavailable, my go to candy bar is a Payday. A bit less sweet than many candy bars.
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Pop-Tarts.. Chocolate milk. I carry a 10 spot for when I'm feeling hungry.
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what kind of bun is that, and what is that green stuff doing in there
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For a whole day's worth of riding?
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what kind of bun is that, and what is that green stuff doing in there
Looks like funnel cakes.
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Gas stations and convenience stores have bananas. Cost is about a dollar or less. They're the perfect size... they're filling but not too much. About 100 calories. You can throw the packaging in the weeds (and not worry about pollution).

If you need more calories (for a long ride) pie is the best calorie per bite bet at fast food places. Also cheap and easy to handle.
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what kind of bun is that,
Looks like grilled, then deep fried, mac and cheese.
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lol. I have $100 in my tool bag.

oh, what would I eat, right. My favorite ride meal is a Subway foot long, wheat, turkey breast, with extra salt and pepper and mustard. Eat 6" when I buy it and the rest thirty miles down the road.
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I always take a flask of gel
Isn't that hard to drink?
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Gas stations and convenience stores have bananas. Cost is about a dollar or less. They're the perfect size... they're filling but not too much. About 100 calories. You can throw the packaging in the weeds (and not worry about pollution).
The last gas station charged me TAX for the banana! I caused a scene, but she wouldn't give me my eight cents back. The Nuremberg defense still works today in some people's eyes.
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I always have ID and CC. On longer rides I'll carry a 20, especially if the BBQ Chicken Rule is in effect.
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