Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ever wondered what mountain bikers eat?

Every so often I find myself surrounded by a bunch of dirty mountain bikers. I'm always the only girl. I drink a beer, listen to talk about trails, bike parts, and bad jokes. I love it. And let me tell you... these people can EAT! But what? In case you don't often find yourself in a huddle of testosterone, allow me to give you a glimpse into their world...

1. What food do you bring with you on the trails?

K: Sandwiches
M: Cliff Bars, granola bars
J: Sandwiches, energy bars, chips
C: A snadwich made with Nutella & Bananas

2. What is your favorite beer?

K: Sam Adams - Winter Lager
M: Boundary Bay IPA
J: New Belgium Brewing 1550
C: Rogue Hazelnut Brown

3. What is your favorite post-ride meal?

K: Lasagna
M: Gourmet Pizza
J: Spaghetti
C: A big, tasty burger with beer

4. How much water do you drink while riding?

K: 20 oz/Hr.
M: 2 cans of PBR... or 40-60 oz. water
J: 1-2 "leters"
C: I've never counted, I just drink to fight off thirst

5. Can you cook? What's your specialty?

K: Does spaghetti with cold sauce count? I don't need to, my girlfriend is a crazy cook!
M: Meat, Chicken, Fish, all on the grill
J: Yes, Fajitas
C: Tacos, steaks on the grill, traditional Ceasar salad (no anchovies)

6. What is your favorite hot sauce?

K: Tapatio & Chipotle Tobasco
M: Ass Pucker... Name says it all!
J: "Chalula"
C: Cholula or Sriracha (rooster sauce) it's a toss up

7. Do you have any food phobias?

K: Not if I'm hungry enough, but I'm not a big fan of fish. Except ahi sushi
M: Egg plant, Bad tofu
J: No
C: Spoiled Poke

8. Can food be sexy? If so, which foods?

K: Yes. Riches sauces are sexy
M: Hmmmmmm, colorful presentation but not sexy
J: Yes, chocolate syrup
C: Yes, chocolate

9. What was your favorite food as a kid?

K: Spaghettios
M: Pizza or Chicken Nuggets, can't remember
J: Pizza
C: Pizza

10. Have you ever worn an apron?

K: An apron or JUST an apron? Yes, I used to work at a sandwich shop
M: In the bike shop, at the grill AND in the kitchen
J: No
C: Yes, a big rubber one for washing dishes in Army boot camp

"Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world".

~Grant Petersen


  1. For a bunch of smelly bikers, they have good taste in beer!

  2. SB: I know!!! The first time I hung out with them I brought Corona! How embarrassing!!!