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    Trail food?

    Hey I am looking for some new trail food ideas

    So far I just pack 3 nature valley protein bars for my 30 mile rides and it's definitely not cutting it (they taste like ass too)

    And to complicate things i would like to keep it as small as possible because I would like it all to fit into my frame bag

    So what are my options,should I just bring a bunch of trail mix?

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    10-20 Majhoul dates usually set me up for such rides. 3-4 dates per break, tastes definitely better than any protein bar. There are some recipes for energy balls, made from dates, tahinni, popped rice and nuts (almonds and cashews). Also tastes much better than the plastic energy bars.

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    Protein bars aren't the best for fueling during a ride, either home made or premade energy bars would be better, or gels. Most of my riding buddies eat Clif bars during rides.

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    The only problem with all these things - they are too sweet. So I take also a bit of low fat Iraqi cheese (it's 5%, it's dry, a little bit salty, and white, which means low cholesterol levels). With dates - it's sheer joy.

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    Bacon wrapped dates. Bacon breaks up the sweetness.
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    Peanut butter sammiches is a staple. Fruit works well too, especially bananas. Check out a book called Feed Zone Portables. Awesome stuff in there. It's a whole recipe book designed around portable foods to eat while on the bike. There's a lot of rice based cakes, some sweet, some savory, all of them are good/tasty.

    http://www.amazon.com/Feed-Zone-Port...N3H95Y98Z0C3P7

    Also check out Dr. Lim on youtube. He goes over some of the stuff that's in the book, which he wrote.

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    Banana in pocket. They come wrapped and ready to go

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    Raspberry Newton's, baked sweet potatoes, PB&J, bananas, Clif bars, honey & P.B. sandwiches. You know, real food. Oh, and bacon, cause bacon makes everything better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    Oh, and bacon, cause bacon makes everything better.
    If you didn't watch the above video...he's making maple bacon rice cakes. Very tasty!
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    I don't believe you on bacon. You don't really mean that. Nobody really eats bacon - it's a scam.

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    I make individually-bagged, PBJ Sliders on Hawaiian Dinner Rolls. I store them in the jersey pockets, and pop one in my mouth when I feel hungry....without even stopping, since each slider makes one good mouthful of sammich.
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    Thanks for all the help....I wrote the post on the way to the store so I only saw the dates and trail mix idea and that worked realy well. Ill definetly incorporate more pb/j and bacon into my next ride
    because bacon

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    I boil cheap hot dogs and pack three of them for the ride. MAN I LOVE HOT DOGS.
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    I put 1 carne asada super burrito in each of my jersey pockets. 1 pre ride, 1 during, and 1 for post ride recovery.

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