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6/1/12 10:50 A

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GL on getting some cooperation from DH! I have too many night time obligations and / or rainy weather...can't seem to get in my 22 mile commute much more than 2-3 times a week.

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6/1/12 10:05 A

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The energy bars do look great--maybe I can get a batch made this weekend. GladGad--thanks for the review. I'll try adding some sunflower seeds.

I try to ride my bike home 2 days a week--it's 30 miles, so it's a long commute. If I can get DH out the door earlier in the morning he could drop me off about 10 miles from the office and I could cycle to work, too. Gotta work on him.

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5/24/12 11:22 A

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Yum! Love your tweaks...nuts always help these kind of recipes, in my opinion...love 'em all, any old nut will do! :-)

Don

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5/24/12 10:29 A

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I made the energy bars last night, and used light agave as the sweetener. They are delicious, but very sweet. I didn't add any nuts, but I think sunflower seeds would go great. I put the following fillers in mine: Oats, Kellogs Crunchy Nut (flakes, not the oat version), mixed dried berries (cherries, cranberries, blueberries), and mini chocolate chips. I think I should have let the goo cool a bit more before pouring because it melted the chips, although now I have a chocolate version, which isn't bad.

Lessons Learned:
1. Look for alternatives to "glue" that aren't quite so sweet
2. I think Rice Krispies would have been a really good cereal to use with this
3. Let the glue cool

Overall these are VERY easy to make and takes maybe 15-20 minutes from start to finish.

Thanks, Don. This recipe is a keeper!

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5/23/12 10:20 P

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Haven't tried 'em but yes, they do look good! On the one hand I'm all about home-cooked foods as opposed to mass-manufactured, however I rarely take time to cook things up. Just slice & dice my freggies and go...! :-)

Don

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5/23/12 12:25 P

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Thanks, Don. I plan to make the energy bars - they look great! Have you tried them?

-Carolyn

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5/22/12 11:58 A

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Couple from Bicycling.com:

Commuting By Bike—And Car
Can't ride the whole way? Compromise:
www.bicycling.com/beginners/commutin
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commuting-bike-and-car


A Recipe for Homemade Energy Bars
Fast Food, and Eating on Long Rides:
bicycling.com/blogs/ramblingman/2012
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2/16/fast-food-and-eating-on-long-riR>des/


Although not from Bicycling.com, but rather the League of American Bicyclists here are the 2012 Bicycle Friendly State Rankings (although I dispute the low New York ratings and suspect it's more related to urban settings than rural):
www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclef
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endlyamerica/bicyclefriendlystate/


Might help me decide where to go if I move after retiring...? :-)

Don

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Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

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