Impossible: Daily Soup and Cycle Commuting ?

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  1. rvijay07

    rvijay07 New Member

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    I have a colleague who comes by car to work everyday. He brings a big plastic container of soup everday. He said that it will not be possible for cyclists to bring soup to work everyday. The water in soup weighs quite a bit and also it might spill and make a mess.

    Anyone here commutes by cycle and takes soup to work daily ? Please share how you do it.

    Thanks.

    Vijay :confused:
     
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  2. Eden

    Eden New Member

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    What's wrong with a big thermos? like this one
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    sheesh- soup is a pretty weak excuse for not bike commuting....
    I probably carry 10-15 lbs of stuff with me everyday and plenty of people coommute with a laptop, which I bet weighs as much as soup...
     
  3. nickbutcher

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    Sounds like a lame excuse to me. I bring my breakfast and lunch to work every day in a 30l backpack.
    Today I brought in a Thermos flask full of Hungarian Pork with Rice. On Tuesday it was a very nice Spaghetti Bolognese.

    My bag also contains a pump, some tools, a spare tube, latex gloves, a small lock, a front light, some clean clothes and, if I'm expecting heavy rain, some waterproofs.
     
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    Wow, the excuses some give. :rolleyes: There are people who load up their bikes pretty heavily for touring; surely a thermos flask with soup is not gonna be that heavy, and a flask will prevent any spills...
     
  5. ohiobiker

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    no. I carry a quart size plastic container with a good tight lit almost every day and it is always full of soups or stews. It never spills or drips and I've carried it in a back pack or panniers or a rack basket. I keep it in my locker and nuke it at lunch time and rinse it out and carry it home the same way I got it there.
     
  6. rvijay07

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    Thanks for all the suggestions here so far, they helped me reflect on this issue.

    Here is the best idea I have after reflecting on this issue. I can cook all the veggies, beans, add herbs/spices and then blend it into a dip like mixture in my blender. Have some cooked pieces in full for flavor. I can bring and store this at work. Whenever I need soup, I can take a bit of this mixture, add as much water as needed and then nuke it. That way instead of bringing soup to work with a lot of water daily, I will have to carry this dip mixture just once a week, besides this is more spill proof.

    Wonder why I didn't think of this before ? :confused:

    Yayyyy !!! :)
     
  7. ohiobiker

    ohiobiker New Member

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    And how will your colleague manage?
     
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    I will make the mulch at home and take it to work. Will just add 1/3 rd of mulch to a tea cup and add 1/3rd to 2/3rd hot water available for free from the coffee machine !! Voila !!

    To clarify further, I will make the mulch at home from scratch. Will NOT make the mulch from scratch at work.

    Hope this clarification helps.

    Vijay
     
  9. TheDarkLord

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    How much soup are you taking to work Vijay? I still don't quite see the point about weight of the soup - unless you are transporting huge amounts that is.
     
  10. rvijay07

    rvijay07 New Member

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    With this mulch technique, I will have to transport just once a week and I will have soup for pretty much the whole week at work. I work on the phone, so to soothe throat, one drinks coffee at work. Soup will be healthier and caffeine free.
     
  11. beanco

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    what is Hungarian pork? pörkölt?

    I carry all kinds of stuff in my bags, soup, honey, tea, drinks, etc etc, it can be done. just a matter of packing.

    robi
     
  12. nickbutcher

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    :D Pork, onions & mushrooms with paprika & crème fraîche - very nice.
     
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