The cheftestants have ten minutes to consult with Pee-wee about his likes and dislikes. Turns out he likes everything and he dislikes nothing. So that was helpful and useful. Glad they showed that. He does mention that he likes chicken and he tries to eat healthy, so he's a human being who's not named Paula Deen. Got it.
The next morning, the cheftestants are up at the crack of dawn. They each get a backpack to carry stuff while riding bikes. Ed and Paul crack me up by "practicing" riding bikes to see how the backpacks will work. They basically high step and notice that the backpack is flying all over the place. Ed stomps up and down the stairs and Sarah's like, "What is happening down there?"
The cheftestants walk outside and see five red Schwinn bikes waiting for them. Lindsay doesn't even know how to put her helmet on, and she puts it on backwards. Oh, Lindsay. Then they ride down the middle of the road in formation, which is hilarious. Ed is super into it, which I find a little surprising. He interviews that they decided as a group to go the Farmers' Market (which might be the only place open at 6 AM) but after that, they're on their own. Paul says that he's comfortable on a bike, and rides his bike to work, but he once hit a manhole cover and fell and smashed his face, and now when he drinks, the side of his face turns red. That seems...problematic. I hope he sought medical attention for that.
Once at the Farmers' Market, Paul and Lindsay immediately buy whole chickens. Sarah is trying to find lightweight food, I guess? I'm not sure what food she would make that would make a huge difference, weight-wise. Gravel casserole? Marble cake? Ha ha. Lindsay hopes that the owner of whatever kitchen she ends up cooking in will barter with her for oil and spices and other staples, since those aren't really available at the market. Ed was hoping for shrimp, but none of the vendors are selling it, so he's hoping to buy some from the owner of his kitchen. That seems like a pretty important ingredient to leave to chance. There's no seafood market in the area? I don't know. I feel like there is a lot of information that the cheftestants got about this challenge that we haven't heard about.