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Old 10-01-14, 10:20 AM
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Favorite Treat?

So it's a hot summer day, and you pull into a town, ready for a pause that refreshes. It's past lunch and too early for dinner, but you're in the mood to treat yourself to something delicious that's impractical to pack. What do you choose?
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Old 10-01-14, 10:53 AM
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For a snack before dinner, I like a piece or two of fried chicken. I am not a big ice cream fan, but I do love me a good huckleberry milk shake.

And beer.
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Old 10-01-14, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
For a snack before dinner, I like a piece or two of fried chicken. I am not a big ice cream fan, but I do love me a good huckleberry milk shake.

And beer.
I never had a huckleberry milk shake, never even seen huckleberries for sale . . . are they popular Philly?
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Local treat, usually local fresh fruit. I was touring toward Salem, Oregon in August and rolled into an orchard fruit stand selling peaches. I was there for a half hour eating peaches and chatting with the farmer who raised them. He had me sample the four varieties that he grows, it was a real treat on so many levels. There are many small family wineries in that area too, also a treat.
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Old 10-01-14, 11:50 AM
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Huckleberries are everywhere in the northwest, the shakes made from fresh hucks are indeed a treat. Go to western Montana in late summer, they are everywhere along the road.
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Old 10-01-14, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by arfer1 View Post
I never had a huckleberry milk shake, never even seen huckleberries for sale . . . are they popular Philly?
See post No. 7. The times I have toured in MT the fresh one have not been ripe, so I have had to settle for ice cream made with them, although in '09 a place in Whitefish had some frozen ones and mixed them in with vanilla ice cream to make the shake.

Picked and ate some fresh ones while backpacking in Glacier N.P. It was July, so they weren't quite ready yet.
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Ice cream.
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Ice cream and a jug of cold water under a shade tree. I love Stewarts ice cream in upstate NY, a pint of Adirondack Bear Claw/Paw is my favorite.
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Ice cream is the natural choice for me. But I think mostly because the old Dairy Queen type ice cream places allow for ordering and eating while remaining outside. And if it's summer... I'll likely be sweaty. But I also really like the bump from an old fashion cup of coffee! Of course it's not as strong a stimulant as some others.... but it's perfectly legal... and that's important too.

Also... I am genetically predisposed to eat donuts when taking a break. My Dad was a policeman.
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Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
Local treat, usually local fresh fruit. I was touring toward Salem, Oregon in August and rolled into an orchard fruit stand selling peaches. I was there for a half hour eating peaches and chatting with the farmer who raised them. He had me sample the four varieties that he grows, it was a real treat on so many levels. There are many small family wineries in that area too, also a treat.
They sound delicious. Where I live, there are a lot of small apple orchards, and fresh, cold apple cider is always a treat.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
For a snack before dinner, I like a piece or two of fried chicken. I am not a big ice cream fan, but I do love me a good huckleberry milk shake.

And beer.
I love the idea of fried chicken as a pre-dinner treat. I'm wondering if you also enjoy second breakfast, a la, "The Hobbit"?
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Originally Posted by arfer1 View Post
They sound delicious. Where I live, there are a lot of small apple orchards, and fresh, cold apple cider is always a treat.
That makes me think of an orchard near where I lived made delicious fresh cider doughnuts.

Still ice cream for me. Ice cream got me in trouble early in my relationship. My now wife once asked me if I loved her more than ice cream, I couldn't answer but the hesitation was bad enough.
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I love the idea of fried chicken as a pre-dinner treat. I'm wondering if you also enjoy second breakfast, a la, "The Hobbit"?
I used to have second breakfasts. Not so much anymore. I think that may be due to the fact that I don't do long tours anymore. My first tour was nearly four months. The next two were both more than a month long. After a while, cereal or a bagel didn't hold me for long.

Now, I get out for 8 or 9 day trips at the most. If I am eating properly, I can usually get buy on a light breakfast, lunch, pre-dinner snack and dinner. Rode across PA last month. One day I had to carry all my food for the day from near the beginning of the day's ride, and there was climbing involved. Meals were pretty light that night so the next morning I felt I needed to stop for a second breakfast once I reached a town.
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Ice cream.
+1 Either that, or some variation on it. Root beer floats or milkshakes fill the bill too.

If it isn't one of those then maybe chocolate milk.
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It depends on the country and region I'm visiting. In Thailand, a Singha beer. In Laos, a beer Lao. In Mexico, a papaya licuado. In France, an almond croissant. In Sri Lanka, fresh coconut water.

BTW, huckleberries are blueberries, usually wild ones.
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A hot brunette
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Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
+1 Either that, or some variation on it. Root beer floats or milkshakes fill the bill too.

If it isn't one of those then maybe chocolate milk.
+1 chocolate milk!
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Originally Posted by axolotl View Post
It depends on the country and region I'm visiting. In Thailand, a Singha beer. In Laos, a beer Lao. In Mexico, a papaya licuado. In France, an almond croissant. In Sri Lanka, fresh coconut water.

BTW, huckleberries are blueberries, usually wild ones.
Ah, well I've had blueberries, but not a blueberry shake. If I'm in Wisconsin, then I'll have a cheese curds and brat. If I'm in Illinois, a Chicago-style hot dog. In Minnesota, then lefse; Iowa, pork chop on a stick.
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A hot brunette
They do taste the best IME
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Contrary to the Homer in my avatar, it would have to be a slice of local homemade pie
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In order of preference.
1 Local treats, what ever they are. No objection, but no alcohol during day ride.
2 Local fruits in season.
3 Ice cream.
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