The chocolate on their protein bars can melt and be a bit messy. You just have to be careful not to get it all over you. I only take these on 3-4 hour rides.
You can look at the Quest Bars. Not sure how they will hold up, but they seem denser than Cliff, and taste better IMO
Never mind this for summer months! I brought one out today and it melted completely. It's great for sub ~65F, though.
Originally Posted by carnivroar
You're living on the edge We're such delicate creatures it's amazing we've survived this long.
Originally Posted by raqball
Originally Posted by Digital_Cowboy
Another vote for Fig Newtons and bananas. On a 6+ hour ride, I may eat 30 of them and three bananas. Gets me back to the car with energy to spare.
Long Distance Cyclist
I only ever liked one flavour of Clif Bar. I found the rest to be too dry and hard to eat. That flavour had coffee beans and chocolate chips in it.
And then one day, I rode through a swarm of bugs/beetles that very closely resembled coffee beans, hard shells and about the same size and colour. They were everywhere and went on for a long time. Kilometre after kilometre I was in a cloud of these things. They were in my helmet, crawling down my neck, in my mouth ...
I finally broke through the cloud and cleared them all out from my hair and everywhere else.
At the next stop, I rummaged through my bag for something to eat and the only thing I had was one of those Clif Bars. But I couldn't eat it. The coffee beans reminded me too much of all those bugs/beetles.
I haven't touched a Clif Bar since.