Wheel full 70pxA cup of green seedless grapes equals 110 calories.

Wheel full 70pxWe arrived back in Alaska on Monday evening.  I have pretty much lived out of a suitcase for the past three months, after packing to accompany my wife down for the first 10 days or so of medical treatments expected to last for four weeks.  Heh!  That went well.

Wheel full 70pxOne of the things I planned to do after I returned home for the month during the month preceding heading to Florida to start the ride is to eat more frequently each day and keep the overall amount I eat within a set caloric limit.  I’m going to start with 2,000 calories per day.  That’s an arbitrary number, and I know I’ll require more when I start logging daily miles.  So it’s not a diet- it’s just an effort to routinize what I eat and get used to many small portions over the course of a day.  I’ll also be logging everything I eat or drink except water, and I may start keeping track of that as well.

Wheel full 70pxI would be really pleased if the long-distance cyclists reading this would make recommendations concerning trip food- good stuff, stuff to stay away from…

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..jalapeños, five alarm chili, food covered in Sriracha sauce…

any “dining out” suggestions (remember that I will not be taking anything to prepare or heat food with), that sort of thing.  I don’t intend to make a Tour Gastonomique out of this ride- food will be fuel, and that’s pretty much it.  That said, if you think a place is just too good to pass up, let me know.

Wheel full 70pxMore about the next month in a bit.

David Edgren