Last weekend I rode in the North Shore Century and got to enjoy a wonderful all day bike ride through Chicago's northern suburbs. I also got savagely sunburned despite slopping on sunscreen pre-race. One thing I didn't get, was hungry, thanks to Cherry Charge. I took two with me along with plenty of water and avoided the dreaded "bonk" that plagues dehydrated or glycogen depleted cyclists worldwide.
To be honest, I surprised myself by finishing as this was only my second time on a bike since May having broken my finger earlier this summer. Note to Element Bar-Blog readers: If you're considering breaking one of your fingers, take my advice and do not. It's not as fun as it sounds.
The next day, I was admittedly creaky but definitely not sore having eaten the high-protein Blueberry Repair bar after the ride.
Now, if only I could find some custom butt-pads...