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long distance fuel

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

  1. OP

    meadows Active Member

    North Devon , UK
    I was actually thinking of towing a burger van complete with pancake hot plate but on second thoughts maybe I should just scale it down to a compact camping stove!!! :tongue::laugh::tongue:
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  2. 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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  3. 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!!!
  4. pawl

    pawl Veteran

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

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

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  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Wimp. Real tourist use an AGA with cast iron pans....
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  7. 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.
  8. greenmark

    greenmark Über Member

    Hong Kong
    ^^^ this
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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

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  10. You know those flexible Fresnel lenses that you see stuck on the back windows of buses, or that bookshops sell as reading lenses. Could you get one of those and roll it up (perhaps for convenient storage inside the seat tube) and when dinnertime comes unfurl it and use it to concentrate the suns rays for cooking? Look out Crowdfunder, here I come.

    I did consider the idea of mounting a stone on your bike, and setting up a magnifier to heat it as you ride, and then when dinnertime came you would have a pre-heated hot stone. But I decided that might be a silly idea.

    Edit: Captain Kirk (or possibly Mr Spock) did a similar thing. They were stuck on a very cold planet and he used his phaser to heat up some rocks to keep them warm. So, given that sensible precedent, maybe not so silly.
    Last edited: 30 Jan 2018
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  11. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Cold toast spread with Marmite cut ln to bite size pieces

    Real food for real cyclists .Always did have peculiar tastes.
  12. 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
  13. Bah. They already exist. Just googled fresnel lens solar cooker. Got a billion hits.
  14. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    You don’t have a cast iron frame???
  15. 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.