‘This is how we eat while cycle touring’ is a part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. We all know that the intake during a multi month or year cycle journey is crucial to have enough energy to cycle up all those climbs and to keep the body warm.
We have found it to be a main priority and a challenge as we cycle through different conditions and very different cultures. We will try to outline how our culinary skills have developed along the way and also maybe mention some of our favorite snacks from different countries.
We have three main meals during the day as this works well for us and has been used for centuries by humanity so not changing much on that one 🙂 Something has changed though as the amount is extraordinary most of the time and the amount of in between snacks is just as important.
Lets begin with these three main meals on the day to describe the main sources of energy. This is really what it comes down to while cycling: the amount of energy used and replaced by the body while cycling and it is quite a bit. It has been apparent for us as we have had days with less energy at moments and we could clearly relate this to a lack of enough to eat or a lack of holding the nutrients in our body.