long distance fuel

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by meadows, 27 Sep 2017.

  1. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Alpkit's Kraku stove is about the size of a lighter. Paired with a small gas canister, you won't get much smaller.

    I'm giving Huel a go at the moment. I've done a short Audax powered by it to satisfaction. Only used it car camping, so touring is still an unknown.
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  2. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    London, UK
    If you honestly need to boil water but want to keep the weight down, a hexi burner is good. The blocks dont tend to last long but you can boil some water and fry some eggs and bacon if you have time to spare. You can buy hexi blocks pretty cheaply on amazon and ebay.

    I think my longest ever ride was the dynamo. foodwise I just took a small bag of sweets and quite lot of cereal bars or flapjacks that are high in carbs. I tend to favour the Alpen fruit bars. one or two gels are always at the bottom of the bag just incase I really really need something for the final push.

    I try to buy real food along the way or at least have one proper meal if possible. In terms of the dynamo it was the burger stop which i think was around half way. bloody expensive but well worth it!!!
  3. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    A stove would be to heavy.A small microwave would be better.
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

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  5. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Wimp. Real tourist use an AGA with cast iron pans....
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  6. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Will a carbon fibre frame support an AGA. Also it would take some time to cool down and the frame may melt.
  7. greenmark

    greenmark Veteran

    Hong Kong
    ^^^ this
  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    I use a Pizza Oven, luckily it comes in kit form,

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  9. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Cold toast spread with Marmite cut ln to bite size pieces

    Real food for real cyclists .Always did have peculiar tastes.
  10. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    That's not quite as silly as it sounds and should work shouldn't it?
    You'd have to have your tea before it got dark mind
  11. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    You don’t have a cast iron frame???
  12. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Holbrooks Coventry
    Yes, if I'm riding and don't have a cafe stop planned I carry a few slices of their malt loaf.
  13. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I used to travel with a Trangia or gas stoves, but for my recent trips I invested in a Pocket Stove (the Ti version weighs nothing), a MyTi 600ml mug from Alpkit and an Alpkit wind shield.

    The pocket stove will run on Hex blocks, Meths burner or twigs. Hex blocks are cheap, light, and faff-free (though yo get a bit of soot). The combo boils water well for tea/soup, but also holds a std 400ml can of soup, beans, rice bud etc. as a baine-marie and works really well.
    The whole rig is small and light enough to carry in a small bag when out for an afternoon stroll.

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    It all depends how gourmet or how quick you want to be!
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  14. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Look what it's done to his forks!
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  15. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I think a lot depends where you are. In the UK, you're rarely far from a source of food. The outer Hebrides or the Highlands can be a different matter. In the OH you needed 24hrs supply of food* rations because shops and eateries are few and far between....

    *and beer of course....
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