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Team Clif Bar Blog
Jun 10, 2010
Deep Fried CLIF BAR

Many of you may have been introduced to Southern California's Conejo Valley by way of the Tour of California. As you may recall, the area provided the hilly landscape that produced the most epic and action-packed stage of the race. Well, the fellas from the Agoura Hills-based racing team Fast Friday have been riding that same loop on Friday afternoons for years - it's where the team got its name. Well following last Friday's ride, Gary, the team's notorious leader, was invited by some friends to eat at Leila's http://www.leilasrestaurant.com/ , one of the region's most popular and well-regarded restaurants. The establishment is one of the Valley's true insider's secrets, known for its creative menu, extensive wine list and regular one-off dishes created by experienced, open-minded cooks. The kitchen folks are so open to new ideas that they didn't even balk when Gary presented them with a request inspired, no doubt, by at least a couple glasses of vintage central coast Pinot: "Would you guys mind deep-frying this CLIF BAR and serving it up à la mode?"

Deep Fried Chocolate Chip CLIF BAR and Ice Cream
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Eric
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May 21, 2010
Two Continents, Two Wins: Garmin Pulls Off the Giro/Cali Double

The Garmin-Transitions pro cycling team pulled off a magical feat this past Tuesday, winning stages simultaneously at two of the world's premier cycling events: The Giro d'Italia and the Tour of California.

Tyler Farrar & Champagne @ Giro

 

David Zabriskie smartly forged a break with Levi Leipheimer and Michael Rogers on the Bonny Doon climb near the end of the Tour of California's hilly third stage. And let's face it, once those three are off and working together in a break, it's going to take a pretty

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Apr 27, 2010
Sea Otter Classic: 20 Years Old and Still Pedaling

After you've lived in Northern California for a while, as most Clif Bar employees have, there are certain things you look forward to each spring that make you appreciate life in such an exceptional place. Things like...the end of the rainy season or the completion of the Bay Bridge. Or perhaps the Celebrity Apprentice finale or the Potrero Hill Big Wheel race. As awesome as these things are, though, nothing says spring to a cyclist more than the arrival of the Sea Otter Classic. And,

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Eric
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Cycling, Mountain Biking
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Apr 6, 2010
Millar, Farrar off to Fast Starts as Garmin Tackles Early Season Races

After attacking what remained of the peloton and forging a decisive three-man chase group, Garmin-Transitions' David Millar looked set to be sprinting for a podium spot at Sunday's Tour of Flanders. Instead, after missing a couple feeds and losing a few water bottles, he found himself bonking on the famed Mur de Grammont and losing contact with his chase companions. But, as he has shown throughout his career, resiliency is one of Millar's strongest traits. And, although he was

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Eric
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Cycling
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Feb 22, 2010
Crazy-Tape Joe Wins One in Sac and the Team’s off to a Fine Start

Maybe it has something to do with the crazy green bar tape - but whatever it is we're all for it, cuz Joe Iannarelli is rippin' it at the start of the 2010 season. He nabbed the team's first win of 2010 at the Cal Aggie Criterium in Sacramento, CA at the end of January. Joe had this to say about the win:

"Well this was the first weekend of racing this year and you could say it went much different than expected. After Saturday's mayhem of attacking or following attacks I was well
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