March 25, 2007 · Print This Article

Taken from comments–Barb

“Anyway, I just got in from a ride and made myself 2 sandwiches. As I’m making them, I realized that about this time of year, I start craving mayonaise. I slather it on a la “Undercover Brother.” Gad I love the stuff, but only when I am riding hard. The other food I’ve started to crave is spaghetti sauce. OK, I’ve finished my food and my mayo cravings are settled down until next time.”

Sounds tasty as hell. One of the nifty thing about actual seasons (as opposed to microclimates and rainy season/not rainy season)… is that food and food cravings vary throughout the year. I’m a big food geek(Alton Brown is a hero)… and I gotta admit I ride so I can eat lots with less consequences. I know it’s spring and riding season is starting again when I start craving smoothies after a ride and peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches. Summer comes around and it’s all about -anything- from the grill. After many years of not eating very much red meat (and a couple years vegan), last summer I started eating burgers again. I get home from riding a couple of hours, and the boyfriend and roommate say “hey… we’ve been grilling burgers… want one?” while handing you a plate. Cyclocross season is all about tasty cheesy pasta.

Though my favorite all season post ride food has got to be the San Francisco (Mission district) burrito. We used to have a place that was easy to find…. but that tanqueria (which are few and far between in the frozen tundra) has moved and I can never remember where it is…

So… what are all you guys’ favorite post ride foods? Favorite tanquerias (CA people…. lemme know! I tend to crash in random places when I’m out there!)?

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4 Responses to “cravings”

  1. Anonymous on March 25th, 2007 6:36 pm

    I too can thank cycling for getting me back on the red meat train. After years of semi-vegitarian eating, I craved a big ol’ burger after a long ride and never looked back. Sorry Marjie, you’re probably gaging.

    Mmmmm–cheesy pasta

    Barb (off to a couple of Buffulo burgers…)

  2. Eclectchick on March 27th, 2007 2:18 pm


    WTF! I replied to this post days ago. I guess Blogger ate it – it gets cravings, too.

    I gave you crap about eating 2 sandwiches, and then I fessed up to enjoying Nutella and/or almond butter on a whole wheat bagel.


  3. Anonymous on March 27th, 2007 6:28 pm

    Nummmm Almond butter on anything. Any butter is good in my book. Key word on food at this time of year is slather!! Haven’t tried Nutella yet tho. Hummmm

  4. Eclectchick on March 28th, 2007 1:06 pm

    Danger, danger! Once you’ve had Nutella . . .

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