Let’s have a little fun.
It’s been awhile since we’ve done a contest on here. But I was recently approached by the makers of CLIF Bars with an offer to give away some of their Mojo Bars in honor of national Trail Mix Day.
And yes, there really is such a thing.
Not only that, as it turns out, Friday was it.
And as it happens, Mojo Bars are made from… wait for it… trail mix.
Or as they put it, a crunchy, chewy, sweet and salty mostly organic blend of nuts, pretzel pieces and other healthy things, with no processed sugars or trans fats.
Works for me.
The question is, who to give them to?
And that’s where our old buddy Lance comes in.
As you may recall, Lance was recently stripped of his titles for using performance-enhancing drugs. And yet, as cyclists, we all use performance enhancers of some sort.
Though most of them are legal.
Mine run the gamut from broccoli, spinach, berry and banana smoothies — and yes, it takes a lot of berries to kill the taste of the first two — to blasting just the right song before setting out.
Oddly, the one that seems to work best for me is the Theme from the Magnificent Seven. Maybe I still want to be a cowboy when I grow up.
So what’s your favorite performance enhancer?
Just leave a comment below, or email me at bikinginla at hotmail dot com. Or tweet me, for that matter, @bikinginla.
Just tell me what you use to enhance your performance before or during a ride, and why. And be sure to include a valid email address or Twitter account so I can contact you if you win.
I’ll pick the winners Monday night, so you have a few days to think it over. And I’ll post the best entries on here next week.