Bike kits, those pro looking spandex shorts and matching shirts, are are totally necessary and functional for cycling. But they are also not the most flattering or comfortable clothes out there. They are the kind of clothes you want to change out of as soon as you finish a ride, but more often than not, we triathletes/cyclists tend to linger in them. Sometimes it's because we're going right for an ice bath or immediately downloading our power files, but most of the time, extended "shammy time" has to do with eating.
Bike riding makes you hungry. And if you are like us, the last part of a long bike ride is usually spent thinking about the massive amounts of food that you are going to consume when finished. When you do finally have access to this food, changing out of your bike kit takes a back seat.
This past weekend, I did my longest and most successful post-baby bike ride. SJ joined me for a loop of the hilly American Zofingen Duathlon course. The spring weather was perfect and we rode hard for over two hours. When we got back, I tossed a bunch of ingredients on the kitchen island and we each went to work making separate breakfasts. I made an omelette with chives, topped with smoked salmon, sliced tomatoes and spring onions. SJ piled three over easy eggs, salmon and chives over two slices of toast. We gobbled our food and then lingered, in our kits, drinking coffee and tea, and checking up on how we did against our Strava rivals.
Ingredients: CSA eggs, smoked salmon, chives and wild spring onions from our yard, grape tomatoes
His Eggs: Fry 3 eggs, leaving the yolk soft. Top 2 slices of toast with slices of smoked salmon and the eggs. Sprinkle with a generous handful of chives. Tomatoes go on the side.
Her Eggs: Make an omelette with chopped chives and spring onions. Top with smoked salmon, sliced grape tomatoes and more chives and onions.