Who needs a bar or gel if you’ve got Twinkies?

If you haven’t heard, Twinkies will no longer be around since the parent company Hostess is going bankrupt.

When I first heard the news I immediately ran to the store to see if they had any left. Lucky for me I bought 2 boxes of Ding Dongs and Twinkies. I saved one box of Twinkies for personal use and the other box to sell on Ebay. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t eat all the Twinkies, nope. I stashed them to eat during my rides! You see when you’re riding trails like this (below) for more than an hour, your body will need some basic carbs to keep you pedaling. What better way to ingest some quick carbs than a sugar filled Twinkie!
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What I’ve done recently is pack 2 Twinkies with me. Why 2? Well I only eat one and what generally happens is other people see that I have one and we start talking about the whole Hostess bankruptcy and I end up sharing my other Twinkie. For the guys I’ve shared with, it totally makes their day.
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I’m down to my last 4 Twinkies and I still have a box full of Ding Dongs, so I may start carrying those with me too!

About the author

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com. Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).