Monthly Archive for August, 2015

New Gu – Big Apple

It’s good to have new flavors. While maintaining the tried in true, companies need to keep things moving too. And this flavor contains no caffeine unlike many of the other new flavors they have introduced. Apple juice was never my favorite flavor, but I don’t hate it either. Decades ago when PowerBar came out with their Apple Cinamon bar that quickly became my go to favorite at the time. So this gel kinda gets the lukewarm treatment from me. It’ll be another flavor to add to my selection, but it’s not my favorite. It’ll be one of the ones where I throw into the riding kit to break up monotony, but not one where I almost always have it as a selection on every ride.

2 out of 4 space food eating monkeys.

Duuude – Hemp Bars

New energy bars at McB, these prominently feature the word Hemp. In smaller print it states that it has no psychoactive properties. Further reading also reveals made in Hawaii. I guess the experimental farms that they worked hard to obtain permission yielded enough for these? Decided to buy one. I’m all for supporting locally sourced goods, but the bottom line is how are they? Busted it out on my past late solo Sunset Hills day. It was past noon and well into my ride at this point so I was wanting some nutrition. Package opened easily and what emerged was a glossy dark brown bar. Breaking off a piece was a rather sticky affair. The taste was too sweet, the texture too homogenous. I like Cliff bars and their Mojo bars for their more natural textures, I reserve the space food for gels and unnaturally colored sport drinks. The days of the original PowerBars are long over.

Verdict is Root no like. While it served its purpose and didn’t make me ill or want to spit it out, there was no enjoyment. If it did contain THC, then that might be a selling point, but no. 1 out 4 non-munchies monkeys.


It’s two for two days this heat index 100 weekend. HFD truck goes up street, followed by EMS, followed by Air 1.¬†Waiting for the day there is two in one day. Oh, what’s that, I hear HFD truck deploying as I’m writing this. Ah, no, they’re heading the other way.

Cow Days

About a month late, today is a prime example of Doyo No Ushi No Hi. The unagi marketeering association would be happy. Today was so hot humid and oppressive that all my plans to go for a ride before the storms¬†went to pot. I did nothing today. 8:30PM and it still is bad. I do think I’ll go down to Bubbies and get me some ice cream.