Our Huppy bars first came on a bikepacking trip that meandered from Tulsa to Stillwater and Perkins, and back to Tulsa. We stopped at multiple convenience stores to resupply on the 210 mile round trip, but reached for the Pecan Orange Spice and Wild Mesquite bars way more often than gas station chips. They also made an excellent 2nd and 3rd breakfast.
I had some serious sweet-snack fatigue after a lot of hours in the saddle, and the slightly savory Mesquite hit the spot. Spud the weiner dog, who resides at Keith's Bike Fort - our stopover for the night - can be seen below trying to solicit Huppy bars from Scott. He was unsuccessful.
A dozen huppy bars made the trip up to Cumming, Iowa, for a 400k gravel enduro - appropriately named 24 Hours of Cumming. I wrote about all 24 hours (and then some) here, and snapped this shot while crossing a tire-eating wooden bridge somewhere around mile 160 at 1am, munching on a Chocolate Java bar, and contemplating my life choices.
In mid-August, we loaded up the car with two gravel bikes and a full cooler once again and headed to El Dorado, Kansas for Grit Gravel Grind. It was a beautiful ride through the Flint Hills of Southeastern Kansas, and a few Coconut Date Ginger bars fueled me over wind and hills to the overall women's title. We spent some extra time hanging around the campground at El Dorado State Park, eating cold watermelon and drinking brews from Walnut River Brewing Company.
|El Dorado, KS|
If you've run for hours in the woods, you're probably acquainted with the after-burn effect. This led to late-afternoon "Snackz of Champions" after the return trip from Centrahoma: equal ratio of Shacksbury dry cider to Chocolate Java bar. Highly recommend. Five stars. A++.
"Summer" may be over in theory with Labor Day in the rear view mirror, but fortunately we've got some (big!) trips to go. The boy will be taking part of what's left of our stash on the Race Across Texas 1000 in October, and the rest will likely come up to Iowa with me for another gravel ultra. We'll be restocking before a New Mexico/Colorado bikepacking trip in the fall, TBD. Thanks again to the fine folks at Huppy Bar for fueling these adventures!
|How many Huppy Bars can you fit in a top tube bag? About 9...|