How much can you eat and drink while cycling 1000 kilometers in the heat of summer? Have a look.
Don’t be fooled by the healthy featured image. These long rides are the perfect excuse to stuff your face with whatever you feel like, as it quickly evaporates over the next few pedal strokes. And repeat.
A ride report can be tedious, but fortunately I find it easy to remember the flow of events based on what I ate. Below is a cryptic but extensive list of what we consumed over these four days under the South African sun.
In short: at least half a dozen hamburgers, twice as many beers, a couple of worthless pain-blockers, six sachets of Rihidrat® and ten energy gels. Who said cycling isn’t fun?
- Well — coffee & banana
- Raw — droewors milk panini
- Rob — coffee doughnut milk panini
- Barry — toasted cheese beer sprite
- Ronnies sex shop — beer
- Ladi — burger chips coke lucozade
- Calitz — port burger chips beer
- Morning — forced down a panini
- Oud — coffee fruit panini droewors
- Turn — wimpy combo and floats
- Eight — toasted cheese chips beer
- Oud — burger lucozade crisps milk
- Calitz — ½ panini loads of water
- Zoar — coke and crisps
- Ladismith — this was by far the biggest one, with a Steers burger and chips, chocolate milkshake, ice cream, two cokes and a lucozade. Bon route.
- Ronnie — burger beer food envy
- Barry — peanuts nougat crisps tex
- Peter — lasagna ginger beer
- Montagu — coke jelly custard aircon
- Ashton — coke at garage
- Rob — wimpy breakfast two floats
- Raw — pizza and beer under oaks
- Calabash — coke & two grapetisers
- Wellington — last milkshake
- En route — beer while pedaling
- Home — many beers.
It may sound like overkill, but I’ve still lost weight during the ride, despite my best efforts. Let’s do so again.