POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Hot Breakfast Items
we will not be able to provide any hot breakfast items (bacon,
sausage, eggs, pancakes, etc.) If you want
any breakfast hot items you will need to get them yourself
either at a restaurant in stopping town or in one of the
towns we pass through on the road.
We choose not to have any hot breakfast items (other than
coffee and hot water for oatmeal and tea) for a number
of reasons, but mainly because we really feel they're
than they're worth.
Not only do most hot breakfast
foods not get eaten that much anyways, but not having hot
breakfast items significantly reduces the amount of equipment
and manpower we need to pay for which in turn keeps the
cost of the event lower and saves you money.
Most importantly, most hot breakfast foods are greasy and
salty (such as sausage, bacon, and hash browns) and are just
about the worst thing for you to eat before a challenging
In addition many participants do not want to add additional
heat into their bodies when they know they're already
going to be cycling in the heat of summer and generating
additional heat as they ride on the hot road.
how we well we planned it, there would either be leftovers
and waste from hot items not eaten or we would run
out and a participant
would not be able to get a hot item they wanted.
Hot items would require significantly more equipment than
we currently use since each item needs to be cooked in some
sort of appliance, such as a stove, oven, self-contained
warmer, or steam pans and each appliance would need some
type of energy supply such as gas or electricity. If such
and/or energy sources were available at our main lodging
site, it would cost us extra both for the use of the kitchen
facilities and also to pay their licensed food service manager
on to be on site as required by state law. Otherwise we would
have to bring our own cooking and preparation equipment with
us, but again this would take extra time and money to
collect and transport this equipment and we wouldn't
even be sure that our main lodging facility would be able
to accommodate our food preparation needs.
There would also be a greater risk of food safety with hot
breakfast items since they are more subject to contamination
since they are exposed to more open elements. They could
also go bad if not properly refrigerated both before and
after they are cooked, which would require us to carry some
sort of additional refrigeration
with us on the road.
There is also significantly more manpower necessary to provide
hot items since every item needs to be cooked and every single
piece of equipment used to prepare the item would need to
be cleaned, and also packed away if we brought that equipment
We bet you never put so much thought into a piece of sausage
before! We did, all with your safety, comfort, and value