I have been mulling over this idea for a while now, and thought I might float it to the community as a possible promotion and “road test” of the official Soylent 1.0 formula once it is shipped, and in has been peoples hands (and digestive systems) for about a month or so.
What if a group of Soylenters were to embark on a cross country cycle ride that takes them from San Francisco to New York and back, fueling themselves on nothing but Soylent, water, fresh air and sunshine.
In each major city, local media would be arranged to cover them passing through, and throughout the trip, volunteers from the community would act as support vehicles / pitstop crew to help out with things like cycle repair, medical assistance if appropriate, etc.
The riders themselves don’t need to do the entire journey unless they want to, we’d just organise a sign up site that you can register to join the team for a section of the trip near you. We’d need a core team of cyclists who ARE doing the whole trip, to make the road test worthwhile.
Obviously we would need to pace it so riders are not blowing a gasket in terms of over exerting themselves - more exercise = more calories required, and we’d need a doctor/nutritionist on the support crew to assess it’s all safe in that regard.
It would take everybody pitching in, and there are many logistical challenges. Where do cyclist sleep and who pays for the various expenses? If organized properly we may be able to get a sponsorship deal from a nationwide motel chain that give us cheap/ free accommodation in return for their logo on the back of the riders “soylent inside” cycle suits.
Anyway I just thought I would put it out there and see what ideas we can up with as a community.
We could also have a DIY contingent that are using a custom formula, which in itself has its own logistic challenges - making up a batch of ingredients in your kitchen once a week is one thing - try doing it on the road.
Anyway, let’s see what we can brainstorm and come up with…