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Offline RussSeaton

Re: Cost of a cross country USA trip?
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2015, 09:12:18 pm »
On my last long ride, Seattle to San Diego, the longest I went was 2 days without seeing a town. During those two days I ate a few Cup O' Noodles, a package of beef jerky and two cups of oatmeal.

[/quote]$10 was more than I ever spent for food in an entire day for myself in any of the previous 4 tours. I was averaging around $8/day for food.[/quote]

We must live in different worlds and galaxies.  Your two day menu would not get me from breakfast to lunch if I laid on the couch, let alone riding a bike all day.  I would have to be very frugal and cook all my own food all day long to make it on $10.  I eat a lot of processed, ready to eat foods while biking.  Usually bought at a convenience store.  So $10 might get me between breakfast and supper.  Plus another $10 for food cooked by me for breakfast and supper.

Offline Ty0604

Re: Cost of a cross country USA trip?
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2015, 09:57:05 pm »
On my last long ride, Seattle to San Diego, the longest I went was 2 days without seeing a town. During those two days I ate a few Cup O' Noodles, a package of beef jerky and two cups of oatmeal.

$10 was more than I ever spent for food in an entire day for myself in any of the previous 4 tours. I was averaging around $8/day for food.[/quote]

We must live in different worlds and galaxies.  Your two day menu would not get me from breakfast to lunch if I laid on the couch, let alone riding a bike all day.  I would have to be very frugal and cook all my own food all day long to make it on $10.  I eat a lot of processed, ready to eat foods while biking.  Usually bought at a convenience store.  So $10 might get me between breakfast and supper.  Plus another $10 for food cooked by me for breakfast and supper.
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Everyones metabolisms work differently. My body doesn't require many calories when I'm working out. I also run for a living so I'm fairly use to running 10-15 miles a day and only eating an apple before/after for example.
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Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Cost of a cross country USA trip?
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2015, 10:04:58 am »
I also run for a living so I'm fairly use to running 10-15 miles a day and only eating an apple before/after for example.

I congratulate you, sir, for the most excellent troll.  You kept us all going for two months!

For the rest of the group, is it better not to respond to a troll?  Or, knowing these threads get randomly pulled up years later, is it necessary to respond to mis-information that might get someone in trouble if not corrected?

Offline staehpj1

Re: Cost of a cross country USA trip?
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2015, 10:12:52 am »
I also run for a living so I'm fairly use to running 10-15 miles a day and only eating an apple before/after for example.

I congratulate you, sir, for the most excellent troll.  You kept us all going for two months!

For the rest of the group, is it better not to respond to a troll?  Or, knowing these threads get randomly pulled up years later, is it necessary to respond to mis-information that might get someone in trouble if not corrected?
Not sure that makes him a troll.  I don't run for a living, but I have been a very active trail runner on and off in the past and often went out to run 10-15 miles before breakfast.  I do find that on tour I prefer to nibble pretty much constantly, but I have no reason to doubt his comment.  As far as leading others astray, he didn't suggest that others could necessarily do likewise.

Offline Ty0604

Re: Cost of a cross country USA trip?
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2015, 01:26:38 pm »
I also run for a living so I'm fairly use to running 10-15 miles a day and only eating an apple before/after for example.

I congratulate you, sir, for the most excellent troll.  You kept us all going for two months!

For the rest of the group, is it better not to respond to a troll?  Or, knowing these threads get randomly pulled up years later, is it necessary to respond to mis-information that might get someone in trouble if not corrected?

I'm part of the USA Track & Field team as a distance runner. I've trained extensively for years on how to limit my calorie intake. I can't eat anything before/after a marathon because I'll throw up. My roommate, on the other hand, has to have a full meal before a run. Just because your body requires you to eat before/during/after a workout and mine doesn't, does not make me a troll.
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