Trail food?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 30 of 30

Thread: Trail food?

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    566

    Trail food?

    Hey I am looking for some new trail food ideas

    So far I just pack 3 nature valley protein bars for my longer 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?
    Last edited by Singletrackd; 10-19-2015 at 01:54 PM.

  2. #2
    Ride in heat
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    374
    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.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    6,775
    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.

  4. #4
    Ride in heat
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    374
    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.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,866
    Bacon wrapped dates. Bacon breaks up the sweetness.
    18 Focus Raven Lite
    17 Focus o1e
    17 Yeti ASR-cT
    16 Bianchi Specialissima
    15 Echo Big Deal

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nubster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    6,984
    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.

    Super snowflake = when an avatar offends you so much you have to cry about it and report it to admin. Life must suck for you.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    96
    Banana in pocket. They come wrapped and ready to go

  8. #8
    Location: 10 ft from Hell Moderator
    Reputation: life behind bars's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    4,437
    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.
    I ncredibly
    M yopic
    B ackstabbing
    A ssholes

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nubster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    6,984
    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!
    Super snowflake = when an avatar offends you so much you have to cry about it and report it to admin. Life must suck for you.

  10. #10
    Ride in heat
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    374
    I don't believe you on bacon. You don't really mean that. Nobody really eats bacon - it's a scam.

  11. #11
    I Tried Them ALL... SuperModerator
    Reputation: Cayenne_Pepa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,672
    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.
    "This is a male-dominated forum... there will be lots of Testosterone sword-shaming here" ~ Kenfucius

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    566
    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

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BlowtorchBob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    113
    I boil cheap hot dogs and pack three of them for the ride. MAN I LOVE HOT DOGS.
    !Echale Vampiro!

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    96
    I put 1 carne asada super burrito in each of my jersey pockets. 1 pre ride, 1 during, and 1 for post ride recovery.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BlowtorchBob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    113
    Trail food?-leonardo-dicaprio-dom-cobb-inception-leonardo-dicaprio-17976642-1364-768.jpg
    !Echale Vampiro!

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Daniel de la Garza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    145
    Quote Originally Posted by ilikecereal View Post
    I put 1 carne asada super burrito in each of my jersey pockets. 1 pre ride, 1 during, and 1 for post ride recovery.
    not sure if trolling or actually do that haha
    Visit my Photography WEBSITE
    Like me on FACEBOOK

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    566
    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    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.
    Yea this ended up being the winner for me...great for long rides since they don't give you stomach rot like some gels or energy bars, and super easy to eat while on the bike. I substitute the jelly for some bacon and honey on a few just to mix it up

    And it's cheap

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by Abagrizzli View Post
    The only problem with all these things - they are too sweet. .....
    Exactly!

    I just can't understand the idea of having to eat anything during a bike ride, regardless of how long or hard it is.

    This is the price you all pay for eating so many carbs, especially the refined ones.

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Arebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    841
    Every ride I bring a box of raisins, a banana, a granola bar and some Shot Blocks.

    I space the snacks out over the course of a 2-3 hour ride.

  20. #20
    I like turtles
    Reputation: TiGeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,343
    A Snickers bar, a bag of Haribo Gummy bears, Swedish Fish, a banana, an Uncrustable PBJ.
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2018 Niner RKT 9 RDO - enduro AF

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    1,468
    bananas never survive my trips.

    they get so bruised and nasty looking. i still eat them, but it's not my go-to pack food.

    i might bring a gel pack, but i would need to be a pretty long day for me to consider the menu on a ride.
    Santa Cruz 5010 C
    Surly Crosscheck.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    921
    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    Exactly!

    I just can't understand the idea of having to eat anything during a bike ride, regardless of how long or hard it is.

    This is the price you all pay for eating so many carbs, especially the refined ones.
    How long/far do you typically ride?
    It's hard for me to understand that it's hard for you to understand the idea of having to eat anything during a bike ride. Understood?

  23. #23
    I like turtles
    Reputation: TiGeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,343
    If I ride more than a few hours I need something small..this isn't weird.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2018 Niner RKT 9 RDO - enduro AF

  24. #24
    755872
    Guest
    I use dried fruit and salted nuts for the most part. My favorite snack from the trail are wild plums in the fall. I don't know why people don't use them for cooking at home, it only takes about 10 minutes to fill a gallon bag with them. They also work well as a dehydrated fruit if you have a dehydrater or dry fruit in the oven.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    705
    I always carry GU gels and a Clif bar. I think I'm going to start making waffles and throwing them in the fridge... raison almond waffles with a little honey sounds awesome, and cheap! The Clif bars are too dense and the GU is just not enjoyable.
    I like bikes

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBitey View Post
    How long/far do you typically ride?
    It's hard for me to understand that it's hard for you to understand the idea of having to eat anything during a bike ride. Understood?
    My typical ride is 2.5 hours, most of it uphill. I do 3 - 4 rides a week from Apr to about now (starting to get too cold).

    On Sundays I do it without eating at all (and include 20 min of weights first), and I time a good lunch for afterwards. During the week I bike after work before supper, so I make sure we have a good supper lined up....meat and veggies.

    When you all understand the effects of sugar on your liver, and all carbs for that matter, you will realize that eating the way you do more than offsets any benefits from biking. It took me years to understand this but research it yourself. We ARE NOT made to eat every few hours, we are not made to eat so much sugar, grains and starches.

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    566
    grok to be clear I don't really eat anything for my rides up to 4 hours. I just need to drink water and it seems I wont bottom out as long as I have been eating well the day before. The idea of this thread was to help me find new things to eat on trips that are longer than 6 hours when I need to somehow eat my lunch while riding my bike

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    63
    For 6 hour rides I think you earn the right to eat anything you really enjoy eating.

    I would try as much as possible to just avoid any sugars. The idea of hot dogs or bacon sound the best to me. If you can go 4 hours on just water you are probably more fat adapted than you think (this is a good thing), so try to eat protein and healthy fats as much as possible.

    The idea of going on a 6 hour bike ride sounds amazing, what a way to spend the day.

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    63
    Forgot to add......Nuts would work well, packed with healthy calories from fat yet so easy to carry. A handful of almonds would give you quick and lasting energy.

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    88
    I like to eat from the trail. Wild blueberries, rasberries, blackberries whatever is in season. Right now apples are in season and I pick them along the way. I want to learn all the wild edible plants in my woods.
    Bill

    '95 Raleigh 400, STX-RC (road, touring)
    '00 Santa Cruz Superlight, XTR (Cross Country Mtb)
    Northern N.J.

Similar Threads

  1. Trail Food - make your own?
    By formica in forum Women's Lounge
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-28-2014, 04:47 PM
  2. Replies: 34
    Last Post: 12-29-2012, 09:42 PM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-12-2012, 12:22 PM
  4. Will build trail for food
    By brianjp18 in forum Washington
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 04:45 PM
  5. Trail food
    By pbasinger in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-19-2011, 01:17 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.