Posted by Logan Watts
As cyclists who put in big days and burn lots of calories, we often take pride in devouring anything and everything we come across. Throughout Cass Gilbert’s decade-long bikepacking odyssey–one that has spanned several continents and countless miles—there’s no telling how many calories he’s consumed. In Slow Fare, an original essay that will be published in the first 148-page issue of The Bikepacking Journal next month, Cass recounts how his eating habits and relationship with food have evolved based on insight he’s gleaned from other cultures and through listening to his body.
The more I cycle, the more I eat. And the more I eat, the more I question just what it is that I’m putting into this body of mine. I query the food I expect to fuel me, to nourish me, to keep my spirits buoyant when my legs are tired and the road winds on, and on.
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