Breakfast before gran fondo



jpwkeeper

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I'm riding the Garret County Gran Fondo, 44 mile edition (5800 feet of climbing).

I've got almost everything squared away, except for Breakfast that day.

I'm staying in a Motel, and every restaurant I can find on Google says that they don't open till 7:00. My ride starts at 8:00 and that's too close. That includes the hotel restaurant.

I doubt I have a kitchen and I'm not sure if I have a Microwave or not. It's not a skeezy motel; it's a "Motor Inn" that's attached to a fairly nice privately owned hotel (Cassellman Inn if anyone is familar with the Grantsville or McHenry areas).

Given that, what the hell do I eat for Breakfast? I doubt I want to hit McDonalds or Dunkin Donoughts (and I didn't see any on the map besides). I love both, but greasy food is considered dangerous before a long difficult ride (I'm budgeting for 4-5 hours; I'm a big flatlander and the climbs are going to HURT), especially when there is a Category 4 climb 2.5 miles from the start (.7 miles, 11.1%).

I could potentially do:
1. Instant Oatmeal if there is a Microwave
2. Oatmeal Bars if there isn't.
3. Cliff Bars.
4. Pop Tarts (not sure about that one)
5. Cereal (if I have a fridge for milk) like Honey Nut Cheerios.

Anybody else have any suggestions?
 

Yojimbo_

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I always eat two bagels with a little bit of butter, a bowl of good cereal (with milk but water will do) and a banana (if it's a long ride). And then I may eat more on the bike once I'm underway.

You can bring all that with you and not worry about a restaurant.

Good luck.
 

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