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  • soma_rich
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    Fig roles

    Dyffers
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    Bacon sarnies

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    Duck a l’Orange.

    monkeychild
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    Livestock, raw.

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    Vols-au-vents

    lemonysam
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    If you could pop down to the Moody Baker in Alston and grab some of their savoury Chelsea buns that would be ideal.

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    Italian shoulder

    fasthaggis
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    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lobster and caviar.

    brakes
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    ham sandwich
    egg sandwich
    flapjack
    brownie
    banana
    orange
    coffee
    tea

    timb34
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    Non-timed mountain bike ride – Baguette and patรฉ (and maybe red wine). Orange segments if it’s hot.
    Mountain bike race – One of whatever they’ve got, as fast as possible (small energy bars, fruit pate, bits of banana)
    Road ride – Pain d’epice, bananas, bars. Maybe a gel for later.

    Mmmm

    timb34
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    Oh, and if it’s Christmas then Oysters, Foie Gras and white wine please:

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    If it was a nice long race over the North Pennines in July, I’d say half bananas, malt loaf, crisps, fig rolls, energy bars if poss, maybe butties.
    Flap jack is too dry usually.

    steve_b77
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    Bugger all generally, but the odd pork power bar (sausage roll) does go down well, that and a few ready salted crisps

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    They had salted boiled spuds at the Dragon Ride. I ate two.

    HTH

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Fig role, Flapjack and Tea with sugar ๐Ÿ˜€

    ninfan
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    Best I ever saw was a huge stack of Jam butties, bananas, mugs of tea and then unexpectedly a load of hard boiled eggs, still in their shells – they were a revelation, wonderful little portions of protein.

    Consider speaking to the WRVS in return for a donation!

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    If you’re doing an all-day organised ride and there’s a feed station partway round, what sort of food do you like to see?

    Bananas and cake? Energy gels? Pies and beer?

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    I rather enjoyed quiche and potatoes at my last event, and I normally hate quiche

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    Coffee, nice cake and bananas. No need for any fancy energy products. Charlie’s Gravel dash had it right.

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    Cheese burger (real one not macshits) and proper chips with sauce.

    Though the best actual mid stage feed (multi day XC) was good sarnies, danish pastries, lots of fruit and bananas with lots of sweets too.

    legolam
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    Pies and beer sounds awesome. Maybe some cake for seconds. Coffee might be nice too. None of this gels and electrolyte tablets – it’ll only attract the wrong sort ๐Ÿ˜‰

    A good selection of sweet and savoury is good I think. Doing the Etape Eryri I was overjoyed to see some bitesize cheese rolls as I was sick of sweet tasting energy bars/drinks/gels. Oh and a huge box of Haribo that people can just grab a handful of! Slices of oranges, plenty of water and bitesize bananas too.

    scaled
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    If jam butties are good enough for Graeme Obree then they’re good enough for me

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    Thanks all. Some good ideas there.

    Lemonysam: I’m already on the case with the Moody Baker. Went to see her on friday.

    scud
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    Echo the new potatoes with salt at Dragon Ride above, worked quite well and nice to have something savoury after so much sweet stuff.

    Malt loaf is a favourite too.

    Worst event was bananas, with banana flavoured gels and a tropical sports drink that tasted of bananas, guess what i really don’t like??

    pondo
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    Seems like everything I eat on long rides tends to be sweet, so anything without sugar would be marvelous.

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    Bananas for me. Though they’re always green or yellow, no proper black ones. Crisps would be awesome!

    Milkie
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    Peanut Butter & Jam sarnies…. Mmmm and then some Flapjack… Sugar overload!!

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    Seems like everything I eat on long rides tends to be sweet, so anything without sugar would be marvelous.

    I’m quite fond of making up cheese, mayonaise and sweetcorn sandwiches for long rides. Plenty of energy in full fat mayonaise, so no need to hold back on that, and the liquid makes them easy to eat without soaking the bread.

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    The cheese on toast at the Kirkland Inn was a revelation on the recent trial by Fred Whitton day. There was a fancy salsa to spread on the top. Best. Food. Ever!
    Oh and bitter shandy (well I’m in the South) a fantastic drink mid-event.

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    OOOooooh…….. Kirkstile Inn cheese on toast with a pint of Gold………….

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    That’s the one boxeider, I think I had adulterated Gold for a drink! I will go and think about what I have done.

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    Don’t underestimate the power of savoury – most people will be swigging sweet energy drinks and gels, and something savoury and solid makes a really welcome stage.

    From experience of audax events, ham sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, sausage rolls all go down well. As does fruit cake, fig rolls and Victoria sponge.

    Audaxers also seem to love beans on toast or eggs on toast, but not easy at a normal feed stop.

    I suspect that any audax rider who remain skinny is missing the point!

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    Pork pie, scotch egg, cheese sandwich, Kendal mintcake, nice crisps, cake.

    Beverage wise can’t go wrong with a good brew. Although a nice light ale could be enjoyable too.

    When I did the Kielder 100 I took a extra cheese roll from Newcastleton, it was the best cheese roll I’ve ever had!

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    As a loyal Dyfi Enduroer you understand the power of a mid-ride sausage roll and a near-completion pint.

    There was also a “Gourmet Kiwi Pie Company” (or something similar) based (I saw their van there) in Gosforth, who were ok ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    “Beverage wise can’t go wrong with a good brew”
    I could have killed for a brew on the Rhayader Marathon.
    Malt loaf, jelly babies flapjack.

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    Savoury is definately going to be on the menu then. And tea if possible.

    a near-completion pint

    Allendale are providing barrel of beer for that very reason. Probably at the bottom of the final descent, about 50 yards from the end ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon Jon Taylor
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    Allendale are providing barrel of beer for that very reason. Probably at the bottom of the final descent, about 50 yards from the end

    That’s close enough to the finish that folk might not even bother riding onwards… :mrgreen: or come back for seconds ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    or of course just ride to the end pint in hand ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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