Stoves for bike touring is an interesting topic around here. SSo is how to charge one's GPS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iMac, Kindle, Nook, Fire, Android and GameBoy.
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The question that I don't think you asked, is are the two of you ready for this? That is best answered by trying out your team and your equipment, in some test trips. Do some overnight or weekend trips. Start modestly and increase the difficulty. I think you can figure out if the two of you are ready for this.
Hey guys so i'm planning a long trip across canada and it will be my first long term expedition. i've been looking into different types of bikes and from what i can tell there are specific bikes for touring i was hoping for a little insight on what would be the best type of bike for mostly roads with light offroading terrain? any other advise is welcome regarding gear, camping or anything else you think may be helpfull
Thanks for your time
I wrote an article about my adventures in going from 45 pounds of gear to about 10 pounds of gear (in several stages). Folks tell me they have found it useful so it might be worth checking out. Also if you have more specific questions, please post them and you will likely get more feedback than with such a general post.
Thanks for all your answers.
Concerning proteins: As already suggested plenty of times, this is the way to go. However as paddleboy mentions, they take more time to digest: I read somewhere on the internet that proteins need to broken down to carbs in order to fuel the muscles. This break down process (break down before they get available as fuel) requires energy. And that energy is taken from 1st hand carbs (like pasta, potatoes etc). Thus, it should be an "evil" cycle where valuable carbs are used for processing protein instead of being used as "fuel" right away.
I was always told that Tour de France racing (and alike) cyclists eat carbs alone.
I do drink Gatorade, however cannot remember if it is the G2 version - I just pick whats in the fridge. Or Powerrade. I like the stuff and could easily spend 10 dollars each day on "gas station Gatorade/Powerade". Alternatively I tried buying Gatorade powder (which is more economic) but that is a bit messy and tastes more chemial.
I never experience muscle cramps.