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Sean Patrick Hagen

Vancouver based programmer who also does stuff with D&D and video games.

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Since I started at ThoughtShop, I’ve been biking to and from work most days. The route I take is generally about 8km, and takes me 30 or 40 minutes, depending on whether I’m going to or from work. On the way to work, it’s mostly downhill – so the way back is mostly uphill. I try to go for a longer ride once a week or so, something that takes me at least an hour, and keeps my heart rate up.

The first week I started biking, I picked up a few Cliff energy bars. I found that they have helped quite a bit – whether I’m on a long ride or a short one. I only picked up five, so I ran out of them pretty quickly. I’ve been meaning to go back and get some more since I ran out.

So today on my way home I took a slight detour and went to the MEC in North Vancouver. I picked up sixteen energy bars, but I decided to try out a bunch of different types and flavours. I picked up a few different Cliff bars, some Pro Bars, some Luna, a few Power Bar, and a single Gorp. I tried one of the Luna bars on my way home, a Lemon Zest – it was pretty good! I’m curious to see how all the rest of them taste. Having some variety for when I go for bike rides will be pretty awesome, plus they also work pretty well for hikes.

I’m looking forward to trying out all the bars I bought. Hopefully none of them are duds.