I'm currently training for the AIDS/LifeCycle, which is a 7-day 585 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I've been on Paleo for a few months now, and I'm trying to figure out how I can remain Paleo on the ride, but I don't think it's going to be possible. Most of the food that is provided is non-Paleo. At rest stops especially, it's a lot of Cliff Bars, peanuts, and Costco type junk food. Lunch usually consists of a big French bread sandwich and a pasta salad. Considering I'm burning about 8,000 calories a day (we ride anwhere from 80-100 miles a day), I'm thinking that I'm just not going to be able to maintain Paleo on the ride, and I'm resigning myself to give it up for a week. Gluten, I think, is what I'm most worried about as I can easily still stay away from legumes and dairy.
That being said, I don't want to start the ride with intestinal discomfort because I've suddenly started eating gluten. What are your thoughts on a plan for reintroducing gluten back into my diet before this event? One week before? One month before? I'd rather have the diarrhea at home than on a bike. :)