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09-04-2015 04:54 PM
Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post

"I'm something of a local legend for my Spam Musubi", Tom said uncannily.


09-04-2015 03:55 PM
Tom Schmitz
Originally Posted by Provi View Post
HAHAHAHAHA! That sounds like a lot of beer to try and pack on a bike!...
Too bad Mark B(4) 'The Beer Moderator' isn't on here anymore. You'd like him.

We called him the 'King of the 11-pack'. We'd send him out for beer and he'd come back with 11 beers, claiming that 11-packs were all they had...

09-04-2015 03:50 PM
Tom Schmitz Agreed, in spades! It's important to define our terms! I guess, to some people's definition, I've been adventure riding for some 40 years now. We used to call it 'goin' out for a ride for a coupla days'...

I've ridden a lot in the local desert where making 75 miles was pretty hard to do, but the '4 day' is pretty much a maximum number, ain't it?

To your point, carrying food on a motorcycle pales in comparison to carrying food on a backpacking trip.

Incidentally, I learned the steak and potatoes idea from a ranger I met on a backpacking trip up in the western Sierras out of Lake Edison. He was in the field for several days, patrolling the trails. We got to talking about food and I asked him what he carried. He said, "Well, tonight I'm having steak, potato, chocolate cake for dessert, and a coupla beers.".

Pissed me off; I was having Top Ramen...

09-04-2015 03:01 PM
Grinnin Seems to me that "overlanding" and "adventure riding" have become very popular terms. Some people use them with very specific meanings and others use them more loosely. The more popular the terms become, the wider variety of interpretations. Doesn't hurt to ask what Provi intends.

Riding 4 days without resupply would mean 75 or fewer miles a day or additional fuel.
09-04-2015 10:50 AM
Tom Schmitz I interpreted 'overland type ride' as unpaved and far from civilization, and so the food needed to be packed from the git-go and consumed throughout the trip.

On a motorcycle I would think the longest one could stay away from a source of re-supply is about four days (provided one is moving along every day); the amount of food you'd have to carry would be enough for three full days.

It makes Paul's breakfast of scrambled eggs and spam seem pretty reasonable.

Speaking of spam, I'm making Spam Musubi this afternoon; my daughter's going on a road trip to the Grand Canyon. Spam Musubi is good road food.

"I'm something of a local legend for my Spam Musubi", Tom said uncannily.

09-04-2015 04:35 AM
Grinnin You don't say what types of roads you use or if you'll be in a single wilderness area for multiple nights. For me the motorcycle allows frequent resupply, unlike my backpacking which requires a week or two of food packed from the start.

On the MC I still carry staples but try to find fresh food to add to it every day or two. When I restock with staples, I can survive for a few to several days, but fresh veggies change "survive" to "enjoy".

For staples I'll carry: spaghetti (broken to fit a smallish freezer ziploc), some soup base, spices, oatmeal, nuts (make the oatmeal far tastier and more filling), and coffee. Romano or Parm will last for a couple of days.

Even when restaurants are near, I prefer supper in camp most of the time. I usually have breakfast in camp too, but will often ride an hour or then stop at a diner. Lunch for me is nearly always in a restaurant.

But it really depends on what kind of riding you'll be doing.
09-04-2015 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post
That's a good one!

"Thanks, I thought I was reaching a bit with that one," Tom said fetchingly.

09-04-2015 12:10 AM
Tom Schmitz
Originally Posted by Lockjaw View Post
..."And I will also fish and eat it if the opportunity presents itself," Tom cast. ...
That's a good one!

09-04-2015 12:09 AM
Tom Schmitz "No thanks, I'm not a big fan of Cliff bars", Tom declined.

LJ is spot on with the "it will keep me alive" idea for long trips.

09-03-2015 11:22 PM
Lockjaw I typically take enough Cliff bars to eat one per meal if I want. A banana or two for the start. Maybe some canned fruit. I can eat Cliff bars for a while and be fine. Just switch from 'food is good' to 'this will keep me alive' mode. But I'm weird. Tom can attest. "And I will also fish and eat it if the opportunity presents itself," Tom cast.

I don't like eating much when I ride.

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