Best post-ride recovery meals



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Marlene Blanshay

Guest
Elinor Lee wrote:
>>Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?

>
>
> sushi/maki rolls with full sodium soy
> kosher pickles
> Classic Coca-Cola
>
> I'm a RAGBRAI virgin. Recommendations for a conveniently located sushi
> place on the RAGBRAI route would be much appreciated? Thanks!
>


kosher pickles for sure... the salt. ANd often, when we make one of our
nutrition stops, i'll bjy a real coke for the ride home and gulp it
down. It's like rocket fuel- and also inspires a few prize winning belches.
 
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Tom Keats

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In article <[email protected]>,
"recycled-one" <[email protected]> writes:

> Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?


Lots of 'em, but nothing specific. It varies somewhat with
the season and weather, and what's available along the way --
even if I don't stop, something I see during the ride might
evoke a craving in me later.

Sometimes I almost suspect tapas bars were specifically
created to part me from my money. I just luvs those
big sardines.

On reading this thread it seems to me that pot roast would
fill the bill for a lot of folks. I like to do mine with
a big can of V8 for a gravy/sauce base, and with chopped
potatoes, rutabaga, carrots, celery, onion, a few bay leaves,
a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce, and: (okay, I cheat)
garlic powder. There's yer protein, refreshing wetness,
salt, complex carbs and phyto-nutrients. With a slow-cooker
or crockpot one could set it up before a big ride and have
it ready on one's return. A traditional brisket tzimmis
with some sweetness to it could work, too. In a pinch,
there's pub-fare beef dip (beouf au jus) sandwiches, as long
as the au jus is the real thing, and not just Oxo.

The thing that's a real turn off for me, especially after
a ride, is bread that's not quite stale but nevertheless
somewhat dried out. Yechh! And I don't have the fondue
fixin's with which to salvage it. Hmmm ...


cheers,
Tom

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Tom Keats

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In article <[email protected]>,
"Elinor Lee" <[email protected]> writes:
>>Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?

>
> sushi/maki rolls with full sodium soy


mmmm ... and miso soup -- the kind with stuff in it, like
cabbage and spices etc, rather than just a thin broth.

> kosher pickles


Crispy-crunchy half-dones?
Sometimes I get a related peckishness for olives
(not half-done, though.) In truth, it's more of
a minor feeding frenzy than a peckishness. Gotta
have some olives along with my potato salad.

> Classic Coca-Cola


Especially if you can get it from a soda fountain.
Too bad one can't just walk into a cinema just to
access the concession, without having to buy a ticket
to see the movie.


cheers,
Tom

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Sorni

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Tom Keats wrote:

>> Classic Coca-Cola


> Especially if you can get it from a soda fountain.
> Too bad one can't just walk into a cinema just to
> access the concession, without having to buy a ticket
> to see the movie.


You LIKE paying $9.25 for a Medium Coke?!? LOL

Bill "7-11's a helluva lot cheaper" S.
 
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Tom Keats

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In article <[email protected]>,
"Sorni" <[email protected]> writes:
> Tom Keats wrote:
>
>>> Classic Coca-Cola

>
>> Especially if you can get it from a soda fountain.
>> Too bad one can't just walk into a cinema just to
>> access the concession, without having to buy a ticket
>> to see the movie.

>
> You LIKE paying $9.25 for a Medium Coke?!? LOL


Au contraire, mon frere.

> Bill "7-11's a helluva lot cheaper" S.


7-Eleven just has squirty dispensers. They aren't the
same as fountains. Vancouver cinemas generally have real
soda fountains. My gripe is that you might have to buy
the tickets and sit through a showing of the latest remake
of some ancient, maudlin chick-flick (e.g: Pride & Prejudice)
just to get a decent, aerated /fountain/ Coke.

Oh well. It keeps her happy.


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Sorni

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Tom Keats wrote:
> In article <[email protected]>,
> "Sorni" <[email protected]> writes:
>> Tom Keats wrote:
>>
>>>> Classic Coca-Cola

>>
>>> Especially if you can get it from a soda fountain.
>>> Too bad one can't just walk into a cinema just to
>>> access the concession, without having to buy a ticket
>>> to see the movie.

>>
>> You LIKE paying $9.25 for a Medium Coke?!? LOL

>
> Au contraire, mon frere.
>
>> Bill "7-11's a helluva lot cheaper" S.

>
> 7-Eleven just has squirty dispensers. They aren't the
> same as fountains. Vancouver cinemas generally have real
> soda fountains. My gripe is that you might have to buy
> the tickets and sit through a showing of the latest remake
> of some ancient, maudlin chick-flick (e.g: Pride & Prejudice)
> just to get a decent, aerated /fountain/ Coke.
>
> Oh well. It keeps her happy.


Ah, you didn't mention the S.O. (or I missed the context).

When you just have a Coke Jones, I wonder if they'd let you in just to buy
the soda? Wouldn't hurt to ask...

Bill "gave up sodas (regularly at least) due to kidney stones" S.
 
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John Calnan

Guest
recycled-one wrote:
>
> Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?
>

Again, it varies by ride, season, and how endorfin-crazed my little
brain is. On a ride last weekend that was cold, wet, and strenuous, all
I could think of was home-made macaroni and cheese, with a big ol'
kielbasa on the side.

I often think about french-fries, since I have scrubbed them from my
regular diet. If I do end up getting fries, I have no qualms about
sending them back to the kitchen if they are more than about 30 seconds
out of the fryer. I worked damn hard for those spuds, so they better be
good!

--
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http://www.calnan-web.com/weblog
 
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John Calnan

Guest
recycled-one wrote:
>
> Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?
>

Again, it varies by ride, season, and how endorfin-crazed my little
brain is. On a ride last weekend that was cold, wet, and strenuous, all
I could think of was home-made macaroni and cheese, with a big ol'
kielbasa on the side.

I often think about french-fries, since I have scrubbed them from my
regular diet. If I do end up getting fries, I have no qualms about
sending them back to the kitchen if they are more than about 30 seconds
out of the fryer. I worked damn hard for those spuds, so they better be
good!

--
John Calnan
http://www.calnan-web.com/weblog
 
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Paul Hobson

Guest
Sorni wrote:
> Tom Keats wrote:
>
>>In article <[email protected]>,
>>"Sorni" <[email protected]> writes:
>>
>>>Tom Keats wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>>Classic Coca-Cola
>>>
>>>>Especially if you can get it from a soda fountain.
>>>>Too bad one can't just walk into a cinema just to
>>>>access the concession, without having to buy a ticket
>>>>to see the movie.
>>>
>>>You LIKE paying $9.25 for a Medium Coke?!? LOL

>>
>>Au contraire, mon frere.
>>
>>
>>>Bill "7-11's a helluva lot cheaper" S.

>>
>>7-Eleven just has squirty dispensers. They aren't the
>>same as fountains. Vancouver cinemas generally have real
>>soda fountains. My gripe is that you might have to buy
>>the tickets and sit through a showing of the latest remake
>>of some ancient, maudlin chick-flick (e.g: Pride & Prejudice)
>>just to get a decent, aerated /fountain/ Coke.
>>
>>Oh well. It keeps her happy.

>
>
> Ah, you didn't mention the S.O. (or I missed the context).
>
> When you just have a Coke Jones, I wonder if they'd let you in just to buy
> the soda? Wouldn't hurt to ask...
>
> Bill "gave up sodas (regularly at least) due to kidney stones" S.
>
>


The theaters around here have the box office outside. The then
concession stand is in the lobby. That's where the concession stand is
and anyone can just walk up to it b/c the ticket turnstile is beyond that.
\\paul
 
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Tom Keats

Guest
In article <[email protected]>,
Paul Hobson <[email protected]> writes:
> Sorni wrote:
>> Tom Keats wrote:
>>
>>>In article <[email protected]>,
>>>"Sorni" <[email protected]> writes:
>>>
>>>>Tom Keats wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>Classic Coca-Cola
>>>>
>>>>>Especially if you can get it from a soda fountain.
>>>>>Too bad one can't just walk into a cinema just to
>>>>>access the concession, without having to buy a ticket
>>>>>to see the movie.
>>>>
>>>>You LIKE paying $9.25 for a Medium Coke?!? LOL
>>>
>>>Au contraire, mon frere.
>>>
>>>
>>>>Bill "7-11's a helluva lot cheaper" S.
>>>
>>>7-Eleven just has squirty dispensers. They aren't the
>>>same as fountains. Vancouver cinemas generally have real
>>>soda fountains. My gripe is that you might have to buy
>>>the tickets and sit through a showing of the latest remake
>>>of some ancient, maudlin chick-flick (e.g: Pride & Prejudice)
>>>just to get a decent, aerated /fountain/ Coke.
>>>
>>>Oh well. It keeps her happy.

>>
>>
>> Ah, you didn't mention the S.O. (or I missed the context).
>>
>> When you just have a Coke Jones, I wonder if they'd let you in just to buy
>> the soda? Wouldn't hurt to ask...
>>
>> Bill "gave up sodas (regularly at least) due to kidney stones" S.
>>
>>

>
> The theaters around here have the box office outside. The then
> concession stand is in the lobby. That's where the concession stand is


That's typical of Vancouver theatres, too. Except we don't have turnstiles.
We have bouncer guys standing guard at the doorways, who rip yer ticket in
half, and give you half yer ticket back. No tickie, no entry. Plain & simple.
Without the ticket, all you can do is to stand outside and stare in at the
soda fountain, which is swishingly[*] & inaccessibly mocking ya.

> and anyone can just walk up to it b/c the ticket turnstile is beyond that.



cheers,
Tom

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Marlene Blanshay

Guest
John Calnan wrote:
> recycled-one wrote:
>
>>
>> Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?
>>

> Again, it varies by ride, season, and how endorfin-crazed my little
> brain is. On a ride last weekend that was cold, wet, and strenuous, all
> I could think of was home-made macaroni and cheese, with a big ol'
> kielbasa on the side.
>
> I often think about french-fries, since I have scrubbed them from my
> regular diet. If I do end up getting fries, I have no qualms about
> sending them back to the kitchen if they are more than about 30 seconds
> out of the fryer. I worked damn hard for those spuds, so they better be
> good!
>

how about when you pass by a restaurant that smells great? On the way
home from rides i often pass by a few restaurants like that. One is a
really good pizza place, and another is an Iranian restaurant and you
can smell the brochettes... and I'm always hungry on rides anyways. BUt
by that time I'm like drooling. And you see people sitting outside on
the terrasse... it drives me crazy when all i have left is one squished
fig newton.
 
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Bill Baka

Guest
Marlene Blanshay wrote:
> John Calnan wrote:
>
>> recycled-one wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?
>>>

>> Again, it varies by ride, season, and how endorfin-crazed my little
>> brain is. On a ride last weekend that was cold, wet, and strenuous,
>> all I could think of was home-made macaroni and cheese, with a big ol'
>> kielbasa on the side.
>>
>> I often think about french-fries, since I have scrubbed them from my
>> regular diet. If I do end up getting fries, I have no qualms about
>> sending them back to the kitchen if they are more than about 30
>> seconds out of the fryer. I worked damn hard for those spuds, so they
>> better be good!
>>

> how about when you pass by a restaurant that smells great? On the way
> home from rides i often pass by a few restaurants like that. One is a
> really good pizza place, and another is an Iranian restaurant and you
> can smell the brochettes... and I'm always hungry on rides anyways. BUt
> by that time I'm like drooling. And you see people sitting outside on
> the terrasse... it drives me crazy when all i have left is one squished
> fig newton.


I have one route that takes me between a McDonalds, Burger king, Taco
bell, and a Kentucky fried chicken, and it is really hard not to pull in
for a quarter pounder or something. Fortunately I gave up junk food some
years back, but this gets me drooling every time, so after the next mile
home the kitchen gets raided. After a long ride, anything looks good.
Bill
 
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Tom Keats

Guest
In article <[email protected]>,
Marlene Blanshay <[email protected]> writes:

> how about when you pass by a restaurant that smells great?


How 'bout when you go into a big mall, and smell freshly baked
Cinnebon emanating from the food court? Oh, man! Resistance
is futile.

BTW, I've heard that cinnamon flavour sort of comes through
during oral hanky-panky. I've also heard that it doesn't,
but pineapple does.

I think I'd still rather pig out on cinnamon rolls than
pineapple rolls. Maybe wash 'em down with some Wolfblass
(bronze label.) Or a demitasse.


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Marlene Blanshay

Guest
Bill Baka wrote:
> Marlene Blanshay wrote:
>
>> John Calnan wrote:
>>
>>> recycled-one wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?
>>>>
>>> Again, it varies by ride, season, and how endorfin-crazed my little
>>> brain is. On a ride last weekend that was cold, wet, and strenuous,
>>> all I could think of was home-made macaroni and cheese, with a big
>>> ol' kielbasa on the side.
>>>
>>> I often think about french-fries, since I have scrubbed them from my
>>> regular diet. If I do end up getting fries, I have no qualms about
>>> sending them back to the kitchen if they are more than about 30
>>> seconds out of the fryer. I worked damn hard for those spuds, so
>>> they better be good!
>>>

>> how about when you pass by a restaurant that smells great? On the way
>> home from rides i often pass by a few restaurants like that. One is a
>> really good pizza place, and another is an Iranian restaurant and you
>> can smell the brochettes... and I'm always hungry on rides anyways.
>> BUt by that time I'm like drooling. And you see people sitting outside
>> on the terrasse... it drives me crazy when all i have left is one
>> squished fig newton.

>
>
> I have one route that takes me between a McDonalds, Burger king, Taco
> bell, and a Kentucky fried chicken, and it is really hard not to pull in
> for a quarter pounder or something. Fortunately I gave up junk food some
> years back, but this gets me drooling every time, so after the next mile
> home the kitchen gets raided. After a long ride, anything looks good.
> Bill


i have to say that i don't find the smells that emanate from fast-food
joints to be particularly appetizing. One route takes us past a couple
of greasy spoon places and it always smells like old, stale grease...
macdonalds and KFC in particular. Even when I'm really hungry it doesn't
smell good.
 
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Marlene Blanshay

Guest
Tom Keats wrote:
> In article <[email protected]>,
> Marlene Blanshay <[email protected]> writes:
>
>
>>how about when you pass by a restaurant that smells great?

>
>
> How 'bout when you go into a big mall, and smell freshly baked
> Cinnebon emanating from the food court? Oh, man! Resistance
> is futile.
>
> BTW, I've heard that cinnamon flavour sort of comes through
> during oral hanky-panky. I've also heard that it doesn't,
> but pineapple does.
>
> I think I'd still rather pig out on cinnamon rolls than
> pineapple rolls. Maybe wash 'em down with some Wolfblass
> (bronze label.) Or a demitasse.
>


i agree- the smell of cinnamon is really enticing. I love cinnamon.
 
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recycled-one

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"Claire Petersky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "recycled-one" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>> I find I crave certain foods after a strenuous ride. In the summer when
>> perspiration is considerable nothing calls me like watermelon.

>
> I think of watermelon not as a recovery food, but as something to sustain
> oneself during a ride. Unfortunately, it's bulky to carry around, so it's
> the sort of thing you usually get on organized rides.


Ya, it does provide for an amusing mental image: some hard core cyclist in
full regalia carrying a massive watermelon on his back.

Though I never tried them I remember last year the supermarket had 'mini'
watermelons. They were a bit smaller than a volleyball I'd say.
 
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recycled-one

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"Marlene Blanshay" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Pat in TX wrote:
>>>Anyone else have specific bike-induced cravings?

>>
>>
>> The first year I rode the Hotter 'n' Hell Hundred, I dreamed of Chicken
>> Fried Steak the last 30 miles. That was all I could think about, CFS and
>> mashed potatoes with white gravy and maybe some black-eyed peas. How was
>> I to know that there isn't a decent place in all of Wichita Falls, Texas,
>> for chicken fried steak! What a bleeping let down!
>>
>> Pat in TX
>>

> I've heard of CFS and wondered how anyone can eat that stuff... it's
> probably delicious but it sounds so GREASY, and also like it would make
> you feel more sluggish than anything. But I've never tried it, so who am i
> to judge...


It does sound overdone and fried foods are my weakness. But to each his
own.
 
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recycled-one

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"Bill Baka" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> I have one route that takes me between a McDonalds, Burger king, Taco
> bell, and a Kentucky fried chicken, and it is really hard not to pull in
> for a quarter pounder or something. Fortunately I gave up junk food some
> years back, but this gets me drooling every time, so after the next mile
> home the kitchen gets raided. After a long ride, anything looks good.


I'm fickle on those places. I avoid them. I go to Harvey's or Wendy's maybe
once or twice a year. The smell sometimes entices and other times repels me.
And when I do go for a junk food meal I find they don't measure up to the
memory.

If I do feel like indulging I try to go more upscale. If I'm going to treat
myself why not go for the best?

Cigarette smoke is the same way. Sometimes it will trigger a minor longing
for the long past [4 years now] addiction. Other times it is simply
unpleasant.
 
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Dave Larrington

Guest
In article <[email protected]>, recycled-one (l-o-c-k-
[email protected]) wrote:

> Anyone else have specific bie-induced cravings?


I was giving some of the Indian takeaways the serious eyeball on the way
back to my sister's after Saturday's 300. I decided not to, as it is
impossible to have a curry without BEER and I knew there wasn't any back
at her gaff :-(

--
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The most famous is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia"
 
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Marlene Blanshay

Guest
recycled-one wrote:
> "Bill Baka" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>
>>I have one route that takes me between a McDonalds, Burger king, Taco
>>bell, and a Kentucky fried chicken, and it is really hard not to pull in
>>for a quarter pounder or something. Fortunately I gave up junk food some
>>years back, but this gets me drooling every time, so after the next mile
>>home the kitchen gets raided. After a long ride, anything looks good.

>
>
> I'm fickle on those places. I avoid them. I go to Harvey's or Wendy's maybe
> once or twice a year. The smell sometimes entices and other times repels me.
> And when I do go for a junk food meal I find they don't measure up to the
> memory.
>
> If I do feel like indulging I try to go more upscale. If I'm going to treat
> myself why not go for the best?
>
> Cigarette smoke is the same way. Sometimes it will trigger a minor longing
> for the long past [4 years now] addiction. Other times it is simply
> unpleasant.
>

same here... although if I didn't start smoking again during the past
couple of years, nothing will do it. But sometimes you smell someone
smoking and think.. ahh... that kind of smells good. Interestingly
enough i like the smell of cigars. I would never smoke one, but for me
it's kind of a festive smell. It makes me think of weddings or other
special occasions, probably because of various male relatives who smoked
cigars.