This summer I am doing a group charity bicycle tour across the U.S., riding 49 days from Seattle to Washington D.C. It's a fantastic deal as our fundraising minimum includes sag support, gear-schleppage, 3 meals a day and snacks, and lodging at campsites and dorms.
As it turns out, a few of us on the trip (there are 18 of us total) have been eating paleo since we began our training last fall. We are all concerned that we're going to have to give that up in order to get the 3500-4000 calories a day we'll need without spending scads of money on other foods. The food isn't terrible at least-- it's not as though we'll be forced to eat pasta every night. Past participants spoke of chicken and steaks, salads, ample fruit etc... but they acknowledged that there was a lot of bread and grains as well. Also, lunch is a PB + J bar which is totally not going to work out for us and our Paleo predilections.
My initial thought is to buy boxes of Larabars to take with me (mmm Key Lime Pie). I'm looking for other ideas though. I can't imagine going to the store and demand these community groups in this podunk little towns around the country make me baked sweet potatoes.
Thus, what ideas do you have for keeping paleo in this situation? What would you do in my position?