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Old 07-24-22, 01:06 PM
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I like Clif Shots but not the messy residue. I fold up the empties and tuck them just under the bottom hem of my bibs. They stay secure and I can continue to use the jersey pockets w/o getting sticky fingers.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Man, Clif Bars were such a revelation after years of choking down gritty horse poo PowerBars; those things were awful.
Especially in the winter, sometimes your jaw got a better workout than your legs.
OTOH, at least I could finish a PowerBar. Cliff bars usually take me at least half an hour. Take a bite, chew, swallow, drink, ride a bit farther, take another bite ...
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Are you sure buying a sixer of that Light Beer doesn't guarantee I'll be surrounded by frolicking girls wearing bikini tops and cutoffs?
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I can't believe what some people will start a thread to complain about.
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Originally Posted by BTinNYC View Post
Are you sure buying a sixer of that Light Beer doesn't guarantee I'll be surrounded by frolicking girls wearing bikini tops and cutoffs?
Implications are very different from statements in advertising law.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I like Clif Shots but not the messy residue. I fold up the empties and tuck them just under the bottom hem of my bibs. They stay secure and I can continue to use the jersey pockets w/o getting sticky fingers.
Havenít you learned anything? That wonít work if you ride a bent in comfortable shorts instead of $400 bibs looking like Superman racer boy.
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Common sense is the new super power.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Common sense is the new super power.
Common sense is...
  • not that common
  • the collection of prejudices acquired in childhood
  • easy, simple, and wrong
  • not common between two people
  • thinking you know better than the educated
  • insert your own
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Old 07-26-22, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Common sense is...
  • not that common
  • the collection of prejudices acquired in childhood
  • easy, simple, and wrong
  • not common between two people
  • thinking you know better than the educated
  • insert your own
See what I mean ^.
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Old 07-27-22, 06:50 PM
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My wife started buying the skout bars for our son and the little bars work great for me on a longer ride.

they get a little soft in the summer.

and it was mentioned earlier but I liked the powerbars (wasn't cycling at the time) when I needed something before class in college. They were sold in the food court and student store.

I think my favorite was the cinnamon apple and you could flick the wrapper back and forth by holding it on one end and you'd consolidate the bar into a block on the opposite end.

the shouts are organic but have a similar softish body similar to the power bars, but not as gritty.
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Old 07-28-22, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Me thinks thou doest protest too much. No issue with corporate ownership. Just donít bs me with with the founders and a few employees in Iowa, when youíre not.

Actually look at the ad, and tell me if youíd like to reconsider your post

I thought Idaho?

gm
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
I thought Idaho?

gm
You know, so did I, so I looked it up.

Thereís a baking plant in Twin Falls, ID.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Common sense is..
  • thinking you know better than the educateD
Usually just that one
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Iím a Gu and Hammer Gel guy. The latter are better.
Same here. The nutella like ones are awesome (forget what they call them... hazelnut?).

I did consume a lot of Clif Bars in the 90s though, they were pretty much the go-to at the time. Today there are much better options!

Powerbars... there's a flashback! Rock hard or completely dissolved... taste like cardboard. Clif Bars were golden by comparison.
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Originally Posted by sfrider View Post

Powerbars... there's a flashback! Rock hard or completely dissolved.
IKR. Sticky fingers and lips in warm weather. Fracture a tooth in cool weather.
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Old 08-06-22, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I like Clif Shots but not the messy residue. I fold up the empties and tuck them just under the bottom hem of my bibs. They stay secure and I can continue to use the jersey pockets w/o getting sticky fingers.
I do the same - heck you have to wash your leg and shorts aftewards anyway, so the residue is exactly where it doesn't bother anyone and it's easy to clean up. I'm sad now because I thought I was so clever in figuring this out.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Common sense is the new super power.
I'd modify this to the rare super power.
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This news is alarming. If this catches on, other large companies might hire ad agencies to make their uber-capitalist corporate operation look like a lovable mom and pop roadside stand.



The logical devolution would be cute mascots or quirky individuals personifying insurance companies. But it's too early to get too alarmed. Let's wait and see how this plays out.
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Yeah I'm glad BF is still family owned and run in their spare time.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
My Clif Bar epiphany was when ski touring in the 1990s. They were actually edible when frozen!

For cycling, I ride with a Clif Shot in my pocket to ward off an impending bonk. The mocha flavor is my favorite. Plus there's that little caffeine boost.


I used to like the Espresso flavor of those, but got tired of the mess if I tried sipping them periodically (too thick for me to take down all at once), so I moved to their Bloks for periodic help during rides where I felt like I was going to bonk. I like the salted watermelon.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I used to like the Espresso flavor of those, but got tired of the mess if I tried sipping them periodically (too thick for me to take down all at once), so I moved to their Bloks for periodic help during rides where I felt like I was going to bonk. I like the salted watermelon.
Be careful with those Clif Bloks -- they're very sticky. A ride buddy got some stuck on a tooth at the gum line during a long event ride, and she ended up with a big dental bill.
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Old 08-16-22, 12:48 AM
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Be careful with those Clif Bloks -- they're very sticky. A ride buddy got some stuck on a tooth at the gum line during a long event ride, and she ended up with a big dental bill.
I quit with any kind of "gummy" block stuff. I have too much dental work, much of it aging, and have no desire to pull out a filling or a crown with those sticky things. I can't think of anything they do that gels do much easier and quicker.
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Consider eating real food rather than highly processed food. Good for astronauts, but dried fruits, , fresh fruits, and cookies like Fog Newtons are easy enough to carry and taste good. But, of course, you should eat what you like.
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Old 08-19-22, 10:54 AM
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Consider eating real food rather than highly processed food. Good for astronauts, but dried fruits, , fresh fruits, and cookies like Fog Newtons are easy enough to carry and taste good. But, of course, you should eat what you like.
Fig Newtons aren't processed food? They are extruded out of a machine.
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Old 08-19-22, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Fig Newtons aren't processed food? They are extruded out of a machine.
To be fair, he said Fog Newtons.
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