Monday, January 19, 2009

Cycling Snacks

The more I ride my bike, the more I realize there is a massive variety of snacks that can be consumed while riding long. I tend to stick to boring bars, but have occasionally branched out to pretzels, animal crackers, home-made oatmeal raisin cookies, fig newtons or even Peanut Butter Jelly Time! My favorite is of course, Grandma's gingersnap cookies.

I have also realized bringing good snacks on a ride can change the ride atmosphere drastically!

Take your typical 100-mile ride for example. It's going to take some time. You are going to see some great scenery and chances are something exciting will happen along the way. You might flat, some moron may think it's hilarious to yell out the window as they pass causing you to nearly pee your pants, swerve off the road, or both. And you'll probably get tired. Or grumpy. Or . . . BOTH! (gasp!)

Now - same ride, but add in some delicious snack. A little bit better isn't it? So I've decided I need to branch out my snack options. And I need some help. Please share your favorite cycling food ideas with me. And remember - it has to fit in that little tiny pocket in my jersey. Oh, and I'm vegetarian - so I believe you that beef jerky rocks on a ride, but I still won't try it.