Marx wrote:Although, looking at all the well established ‘sports foods’, all of it looks like it was placed in a blender then packaged anyway. I think biking with food means everything assumes a semi digested state for portability.
One success to note from last weekend:
I noticed in one aisle "lunch box sized" tubes of pureed fruit - like an oversized toothpaste tube - which I thought might be a good thing.
In the next aisle I noticed bigger, cheaper tubes of of baby food. So I grabbed a fruit one, and a chocolate custard one.
Aside from the paranoid-new-parent grade packaging (do you really
need a shrinkwrap sleeve over the tamper-evident screw cap?! Makes it a bastard to open one-handed while climbing a dirt road!), they were great. Pack in nicely, no mess.
They did have some savoury varieties in the same squeezy tube format - and the label insists they taste great warm or cold. But the label also boasts that they contain no added salt, which defeats my purpose somewhat.
Still, something to consider for long days on a bike, when a tube of pre-masticated potato, broccoli and corn might be just what you need to get you through
A blk/wh film on biking in Italy I saw a month ago had riders carry: bread, cheese, salami & a knife.
Now we're getting to the kind of lunch I used to take whitewater kayaking. Tins of smoked oysters were a favourite. And cheese. And hommus. Nomnomnom.
Although the most awkward food to carry is beer: it gets hot, flat, explodes or falls out.
I know you can get self-heating cans of brown-caffiene-beverage (with a sleeve of exothermic goo around the allegedly drinkable stuff - IIRC Snuffy took one of these up Donna last year). I wonder if you can get endothermic goo-wrapped beer cans, for remote area icey cold?