A friend of mine and I are planning on 11 day tour from Denver to Iowa, going across Nebraska. I have about everything tentatively planned, but a little lost on the food.
I did read this post:http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=11503.0
It was a good start, but I didn't want to threadjack.
My friend has challenged me to do the trip without eating at restaurants. I really don't care either way, so I'm up for the challenge. I'm just concerned that we'll be getting enough calories and not getting completely bored with the food selection.
My friend is going to try the MountainHouse meals.http://www.mountainfoodstorage.com/
I looked and they are about 150-220 calories per packet
I have no idea if this is right, but I ride fully loaded to work and back about 1-4 times a week, average twice a week over the course of a year. I average about 145 bpm for a heart rate (my max is a silly 199). The Garmin HR says I burn about 650 calories per hour
when doing that, can that really be right? It's consistent when I look back at the huge log of rides I have to work and back.
Here's an example ride to work...http://connect.garmin.com/activity/295157214
I'm concerned about getting enough quality food if we do grocery stores and gas stations only. What are some suggestions for success in this case?