Multi-picnic ride

The crew got out for a few nights in the tent last week before the latest lockdown. There was some picknicking involved for lunch/snacks/dinner each day.

I chopped up some veggies that, in the past, I would have put in a wrap or sandwich. But since I can’t do gluten anymore, I’ve been putting sandwich fixings in spring roll wrappers. See below.

Verne was pretty excited about lunch in the tent on our first day out. That’s the great thing about the first day on the road: you can still have fresh veggies!

I also did a little review of lunch on the third day. You can see it at the link below. We are picknicking at a picnic table in the forest.

You can read more about that 4-day ride here:

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

8 response to "Multi-picnic ride"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: August 28, 2021

    That was certainly a crunchy snack! I enjoyed reading your blog and hearing how you are doing. Glad you got those rides in while you could.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: August 28, 2021

      Thanks, Suzanne – more broke off in that bite than I had planned, so there was a lot of chewing to do!

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 28, 2021

    Peanut paste and corn thins, a classic cycle touring food stand by. Just need to chuck in a banana.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: August 28, 2021

      That was day 3 – bananas were all consumed on days 1 and 2.

      I would say the touring staple is peanut butter on tortillas/wraps. They are much less bulky to carry, easier to eat and have more calories than the rice thins, but I haven’t found any good-tasting gluten-free wraps. So those were rice thins with quinoa – I don’t much care for the corn thins.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: August 28, 2021

    Great third day lunch review Chef Em ;’-). Those spring rolls look yummy!

  4. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 28, 2021

    Great you were able to get out for a few days.
    Enjoyed the photos and descriptions. The picnic looks really good!
    Very interesting account of your transition from the US to Australia.

    My friend from Melbourne is trying to wend his way back from Noosa to Vic via the NT and SA — but it appears he is locked out of Vic till Sept 3 anyway. He is avoiding the hot spots in NSW is why he is taking that route.

    All the Best! Congrats on 20 years!!

    • By: The Navigator Posted: August 28, 2021

      I hope your friend gets home soon. There are so many stories of people undertaking arduous journeys to get home. Post-pandemic, someone should do a book of them. I remember from a previous lockdown that there were these outback roadhouses/pubs that were getting swamped with people doing the sort of trip your friend is doing – they couldn’t get in enough food and petrol for the demand! It’s been confirmed VIC is not ending lockdown on the 3rd, still too many mystery cases, so I hope your friend’s re-entry is not tied to that!

  5. By: gregblood Posted: August 29, 2021

    I promise to think of your peanut butter & rice thins next time I’m on a picnic eating a proper sandwich. Furthermore, I will be thinking of your food review video for a long time, no matter what I’m eating. I loved it.

    Congratulations on 20 Australian years. I enjoyed your celebration ride. My favorite part involved the signs that you were becoming a full-fledged Australian vs. the signs you are not yet a full-fledged Australian.

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