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Old 06-25-2011, 07:58 PM
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Lightbulb Gasoline of choice?

Your favorite fueling food, what is it?

Mine is boiled up fettucini pasta (99 cents a pound) with raw tomatoes and pesto toped with parmesan. Simply one of the least expensive rocket fuels out there!
Sometimes when I'm out doing a shopping run, I'll be offered a free sample (cut of pizza, doughnut, cheezywiz thingy)...little do they know that behind every bite is my gasoline!
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:50 PM
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54 cents a pound at Freddies atm. Sometimes I ride over to the store and get a few bananas with pocket change and eat them before I start my ride.

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Old 06-27-2011, 12:04 PM
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i eat a lot of burritos. coffee. for breakfast i usually have a couple eggs on tortillas with black beans, sour cream and lots of hot sauce. on rides we eat a lot of snickers. bike touring i eat lots of hard boiled eggs and quesadillas. more coffee. pb and honey sandwiches.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:42 PM
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An oatmeal breakfast the day of the strenuous activity (long bike/hike).

Bananas & mini bagels are great for on-the-road/trail.

A pasta dinner if I'm going out again the next day.
Look, ma, no hands! Weeeeeee.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:47 PM
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Default Eating?

Pre-ride to work Breakfast: Two cups of coffee, two cigarettes and 16 oz. of water.

If there is Breakfast on the Bridges - another cream filled cup with coffee added, banana's and whatever pastries and carbs I can stuff in my mouth in under 10 minutes.

Get to work - PB and Honey on Dave's Bread, Cliff Bar and more water - all within 20 minutes of the ride! (Very important. Rebuild.)

Lunch - Protein attack. Whatever I can get my hands on. Skimp on the breads and carbs. Go for the raw power of leftovers. Yeah, meat, nuts, whatever. Water. Biggest meal of the day.

Pre-ride home: (At least 20 minutes prior) Nuts, no sugar snacks, fruit, water.

Dinner - Lite. Veggie centric. Maybe some pasta or rice to fill it out or oatmeal and yogurt.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:18 AM
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Read this thread for fueling choices. Today it was two candy bars, a rice pudding and a banana. But only 40 miles.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:32 PM
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Smile Two Words:

"Grape", "Nuts".

Yeah, I know: gravel nuggets. But they take any kind of berries and it seems I can burn them for hours...
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:42 PM
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Thumbs up for the fueling suggestion thread lynnef provided the link to, and her own suggestions for randonneur snacks. She eats good stuff.

The other day at Perfomance bikes, I noticed a basket at the corner with free samples of Clif 'Shot Turbo energy gel double espresso' (sch-w-a-a-ag!!).

Okay...I like coffee, and besides...'Free is a very good price!' (thank's Tom Peterson)...I thought...I'll try that...so I did. Impression of the stuff: Don't want to dis anyone's favorite pick-me-up snack, but I didn't think the stuff was very good. Funny taste, though the gel aspect was nice...went down real easy, almost like pudding.
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