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Old 10-08-04, 08:43 PM   #1
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Favorite energy bar

what is your favorite energy bar and/or energy drink?
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Old 10-08-04, 11:51 PM   #2
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bar: Clif

Drink: Cytomax, Hammerhead(only tried it once but it was pretty good.)
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Bar: You Are What You Eat Bars or Clif
Drink: Cytomax and water for riding, Vitamin Water (multi-V) for post-ride.
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Clif/cytomax
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Old 10-09-04, 07:51 AM   #5
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Old 10-09-04, 06:38 PM   #6
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Zone Perfect - Chocolate Peanut Butter
$1.19 each at Trader Joe's

tastes like a Watchamacallit
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Boze,

I agree on the Zone Bars. I eat the non chocholate ones as the chocholate ones get too messy in the AZ heat. I like to drink Poweraide.
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Energy bar - None. They all taste like cr@p. I've switched to Fig Newtons.
Energy drink - Gatorade, I guess. The powdered stuff in the large size from Costco or some place like that ends up being pretty cheap.
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Bar - Clif (was Balance, was PowerBar before that). But not all of 'em; that Lemon Poppyseed (or whatever) is downright nasty. Peanut Butter, Black Cherry, Cookies-n-Cream, ... mmm good (better than others but won't confuse them with a Snickers bar).

When thoroughly tired of Clif Bars, out come the Fig Newtons ... or the other "Newtons" (apple, strawberry, raspberry). One nice thing about them is that if they "crumble", you can smash back together (in the ziploc) and then eat 'em.

Need LOTS of water to wash either of these down, but at least I'll eat it. Bringing the "bar" back to the car doesn't do you any good.
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Clif Carmel Apple mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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I'm starting to wonder if maybe this young cyclist has the right idea.

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Originally Posted by King County Journal
NEWCASTLE -- An early-morning pizza order aroused suspicion one day last week, bringing Newcastle police to the QFC store before dawn.

As it happens, at 3:30 a.m., a 4-year-old boy arrived at the store alone, left his bicycle at the front door, and asked the clerk where the frozen pizzas were. Then he asked to borrow money so he could buy one.
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Stephen continued: he wanted to go to Portland to visit his father, but he knew Portland was a long ways away, which is why he set out so early in the morning. He also knew it would take a ``lot of energy'' to bicycle to Portland, which is why he wanted to buy a pizza.
Maybe I could use these tips for next years Seattle to Portland ride.
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Bar: You Are What You Eat Bars or Clif
Drink: Cytomax and water for riding, Vitamin Water (multi-V) for post-ride.

Ok, I just read the ingredients
If "you are what you eat" then, Does that make you Corn Syrup??

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Ok, I just read the ingredients
If "you are what you eat" then, Does that make you Corn Syrup??

Well, I really only like... well at least I prefer... the Chocolate Fudgy and the Peanut Butter ones so I'm guessing I'm dehydrated cane juice.
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Clif Bars are my favorite bars, but when I'm training I eat fig newtons, bananas, and Pop Tarts. Bars are for racing.
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Clif bars chocolate chip, powerbar harvest bars with the banana coating. Gu, chocolate(tastes like cake batter) Fig newtons are good too though, just bought a pack at the commisary.
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Clif bars, though not all the flavors. Bananas are always good, and the odd PB&J.
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Has anyone here had a bar called Promax? My track buddy had one for lunch today and he gave me a piece. It was actually pretty good, the inside was like the stuff inside a 3musketeers bar except a bit chewy. I didn't see the ingredient label so I don't know how good this bar actually is(nutritionally).


BTW, he got it at Trader Joe's.
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Cliff bars: chocolate almond, chocolate brownie
Accerlerade. Just started using it and like it. Always have gatorade around also.
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Clif Bars- 'cause their vegan, and I'm addicted to the lemon poppyseed.

For liquid energy, a nice local IPA or Amber does the trick
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what is your favorite energy bar and/or energy drink?
Clif bars.....chocolate peanut butter is just too good.

Drink.....Gatorade mixed with Red Bull (1 can Red bull in 32 oz Gatorade)
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It ain't a bar, but my vote is Candy Corn!

And Gatorade to drink.
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Clif Fudge Brownie
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Power Bar Harvest. Any of the chocolate flavors.
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Wow. A lot of Clif Bar fans in here. Has anyone tried the Snickers Marathon bars? They are pretty good, I've been hooked on those.
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Wow. A lot of Clif Bar fans in here. Has anyone tried the Snickers Marathon bars? They are pretty good, I've been hooked on those.
There was a discussion on this a while ago and the general concensus was that it's an overpriced candy bar.
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