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texastraveler

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what are yalls favorite staples when riding? i'm vegetarian and plan on oats, beans, pb, and tortillas greatly supplemented by dumpstering, but could use some advice on easy staples for a long tour
 
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I often travel with hard boiled eggs (having a stove makes this cheaper so u can make em urself) and produce like tomatoes, spinach, onion, steak some mayo packets n make wraps w those. Also fruit, esp bananas, orange, apples. I know it's not the most practical to have fragile food but imo it's worth the risk of them exploding bc if ur careful they prob won't unless ur pack gets thrown. Now that I have a dog, I don't typically get off on the fly n usually am able to set my pack down, pass it to a road dog, or get off with it still on.
Idk worth it bc healthy food just makes u feel better.

In a more practical answer, granola n granola bars, pretzels to dip in pb, trail mix, raisins, oatmeal, canned beans n veggies, etc
 

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I am not veggie trained, nor do I eat alot of red meat...at all.. chix an fish yes. But hard to find via road minus the cans in citys. Pack wise I try to carry alot of noodles and seasoning packets. An fruit as mentioned especially bananas, shit is cheap and easy to 'graze' at Walmart's krogers....etc...and beans....I do love beans
 

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Not a vegetarian/vegan. I like to bring jerky, but otherwise cashews, dank bread & peanut butter, dried fruits. If it can't take a little abuse, I'm not eating it.
 

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Oh whoa, I'm realizing now I read "riding" and assumed trains lmao
I now see this is in the bike touring section... Hope u ain't chuckin a pack off ur bike or gettin off of it on the fly
 

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Oh whoa, I'm realizing now I read "riding" and assumed trains lmao
I now see this is in the bike touring section... Hope u ain't chuckin a pack off ur bike or gettin off of it on the fly
haha i wish, i wanted to try riding freight with it but it's a bit too fragile
 

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GORP!!... is a good biking food [good 'ol raisins and peanuts.]
A standard with bikers and hikers. It's cheap and can be bought anywhere. The taste never gets bland, is high density and good fiber to keep you regular. I put it in freezer bags so as you supply dimishes, you get more valuable room in your packs. I prefer salty dry roasted peanuts to avoid blandness. Some bikers eat peanut butter right out of a jar but that is too suffocating for me.
 

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The last bicycle your I did was in the UK it was cut short in London when my bike was stolen. I Usually do a variety of dried fruits nuts and any good fresh greens and I have on board 3 liters of water and a lifestraw. I havent done any dumpstering while on the road yet. As I process most stuff I dumpster from my workshop (clean and then distribute to people I know need it). Dips and rice crakers are good also some firm cheese can last a few days providing it doesn't get to hot.
 

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GORP!!... is a good biking food [good 'ol raisins and peanuts.]
A standard with bikers and hikers. It's cheap and can be bought anywhere. The taste never gets bland, is high density and good fiber to keep you regular. I put it in freezer bags so as you supply dimishes, you get more valuable room in your packs. I prefer salty dry roasted peanuts to avoid blandness. Some bikers eat peanut butter right out of a jar but that is too suffocating for me.
got some dried apricot and PB, i feel like it'll last me a while. the freezer bag is a goos idea i'll try it thanks
 

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I am not veggie trained, nor do I eat alot of red meat...at all.. chix an fish yes. But hard to find via road minus the cans in citys. Pack wise I try to carry alot of noodles and seasoning packets. An fruit as mentioned especially bananas, shit is cheap and easy to 'graze' at Walmart's krogers....etc...and beans....I do love beans
Grazing is a Sport all in itself...perhaps a whole new forum dedicated to the Art..? @Matt Derrick
 

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For nights before a big ride, I do a ramen bomb which is ramen boiled and then a pack of Idahoan potatoes dumped into it. I usually do pop tarts and oatmeal in the morning. I eat some kind of protein bar, fruit or snack every 1.5 hours between meals. Clif bars seem to have the highest calories, while Luna feels the least processed to digest. Snickers bars are your cheaper friend. Nutella and peanut butter on tortillas is strangely great. I'm a big fan of just getting a shit load of hummus to slap on bread with crunchy kale. Occasionally I'll do meat wraps or sandwiches. Definitely mac and cheese is a favorite carb loader. That's my baseline. Tend to get a lot of surprise meals from dumpsters and WarmShowers hosts.
 
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Clif bars, organic Ocho chocolate bars (caramel & peanut), Thunderbird Hemp Sunflower Pumpkin Seed bars, Sweetened sour cherries, Sweetened dried cranberries. Pitted prunes. Ramen noodle soup (chicken or beef) Maruchan Instant Lunch. Koyo wakeame seaweed organic ramen noodles. Safe Catch NON-GMO tuna fish in a pouch. Small bag of rice. Annie's Mac & Cheese (I'll add cut up hot dogs or add tuna). Mountain House freeze dried chicken fried rice or beef stew and the breakfast brand. A hot dog inside a tortilla wrap with melted cheese and jalapenos. Instant coffee (any brand), instant organic hot cocoa-for my mochas.

I'll stop at Subway or a fast food place like Toxic Bell (Taco Bell) if available.

And lots of water!
 

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Clif bars, organic Ocho chocolate bars (caramel & peanut), Thunderbird Hemp Sunflower Pumpkin Seed bars, Sweetened sour cherries, Sweetened dried cranberries. Pitted prunes. Ramen noodle soup (chicken or beef) Maruchan Instant Lunch. Koyo wakeame seaweed organic ramen noodles. Safe Catch NON-GMO tuna fish in a pouch. Small bag of rice. Annie's Mac & Cheese (I'll add cut up hot dogs or add tuna). Mountain House freeze dried chicken fried rice or beef stew and the breakfast brand. A hot dog inside a tortilla wrap with melted cheese and jalapenos. Instant coffee (any brand), instant organic hot cocoa-for my mochas.

I'll stop at Subway or a fast food place like Toxic Bell (Taco Bell) if available.

And lots of water!
taco bell, holy shit. i ran out of food pretty early on after leaving Big Sur, and i DEMOLISHED a tray of taco bell in monterey that night. good times
 

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I like to make my own trail mix from the bulk bins, the rest is whatever looks good when I stop. being an omnivore I like to hit up a lot of McD's. They are everywhere, have wifi, usually have places to plug in, and you can get a metric shit ton of calories for hella cheap.

The wonderful thing about bike touring is you can literally eat ANYTHING you want and you will still loose weight.
 

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I buy dehydrated fruit like sliced apples, bananas, and mangos in bulk at natural food stores. Way lighter and less bulkier than fresh fruit. It’s really important to eat some fruit and veggies everyday since your body is your bikes engine. Also, pouches of tuna instead of canned.
 

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