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    Dis the Cheeseburger?

    Why does everyone keep dissing the cheeseburger? Is it really that bad? When I did my best times on organized centuries with 10,000 ft, I ate a cheeseburger everyday. When we did our century a few weeks back, I stopped to eat a cheeseburger at mile 65 and I felt recharged. I've eaten a CB on several centuries over the years.

    OK, I never freakin' touch beer but post a beer thread here and every body joins in with how great beer is. Talk about a cheeseburger and everybody moans. I'd much rather eat a cheesburger than drink a beer so Stop it, you're pissing me off!


    Matter of fact, it was a double cheeseburger. But I din't touch them fries.


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    A good cheeseburger without a beer. That's like a cheeseburger ... without cheese. Can't do it.

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    My beef with the cheeseburger or any burger for that matter is the timing...I just can't stomach a burger mid ride. Post ride though, is fair game.

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    nothing wrong with a good burger but when you think about it, for me at least, the questions I have is whats in the burger. The cheaper the burger the more filler it has. Same with the bun. Cheaper the burger, the cheaper the bun. And the condiments as well as the cheese. I'll take a home made burger any day to a fast food burger. A great burger is something thats hard to come by these days. Freshly ground burger (grind in house), house made bun, real cheese, etc.

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    Cheeseburgers are great - I have two or three every week. My favorite is the Wendy's single with a small Chili instead of the Fries. The difference is that now I'm enjoying the single, whereas in the past I ate doubles and even triples and usually more than one at a sitting. Also, when my family grills there's always burgers - I eat one instead of the three or four I used to eat. I also like a good Patty Melt. But with Patty Melts you have to keep the burger patty small enough so the beef flavor doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the rye - a great patty melt has to have the perfect flavor balance of beef, cheddar, grilled onions and rye. In my view there's no reason to avoid foods you love, just get a grip on how much you munch.

    Unlike others, if I eat a burger or something "heavy" during a ride it doesn't seem to bother me, but it's ok with me if my riding partners choose to avoid it. We all have different bodies!
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    had a cheesburger before bed last night after working a very physical 3hr PT nite job. it was perfect and helped me sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tractorlegs View Post
    Cheeseburgers are great - I have two or three every week. My favorite is the Wendy's single with a small Chili instead of the Fries. The difference is that now I'm enjoying the single, whereas in the past I ate doubles and even triples and usually more than one at a sitting. Also, when my family grills there's always burgers - I eat one instead of the three or four I used to eat. I also like a good Patty Melt. But with Patty Melts you have to keep the burger patty small enough so the beef flavor doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the rye - a great patty melt has to have the perfect flavor balance of beef, cheddar, grilled onions and rye. In my view there's no reason to avoid foods you love, just get a grip on how much you munch.

    Unlike others, if I eat a burger or something "heavy" during a ride it doesn't seem to bother me, but it's ok with me if my riding partners choose to avoid it. We all have different bodies!
    The ironic thing is that the worst part of a burger is the bun, so a double wouldn't actually be too much worse than a single, because you're just adding protein and fat, not carbs.


    I wish I could find a place that sold 100% whole wheat buns with their burgers.

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    Here on the west coast we have a place called "In -and-Out" LOVE IT. I can get mine Protein style with out sauce. That means they wrap it in lettuce and leave out the heavy fat sauce mix they use. Its sooooooo good.

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    Eatum

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    Oh man, Sonic is awesome. Great food for a decent price too!

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    The problem is that something like the one shown in the first post is probably about 1200 calories in one food item. If you're riding centuries, who cares? But if you're putting in 75 miles a week, don't think you eat one of those every day and not expect it add to your weight.

    In comparison, a pint of beer is about 200 calories. You can drink six of those for one big cheeseburger.
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    no cheese please.



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    I just ditch the bun and turn it into a healthy, fatty-meaty meal. Mmmm.

    We got a place called Smash

    I get the big burger, with sauteed+raw onions, blue and swiss cheese and chipotle sauce. SO GOOD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_DK View Post
    I just ditch the bun and turn it into a healthy, fatty-meaty meal. Mmmm.
    Healthy? Hard to imagine that much saturated fat being healthy...

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    Gator burger is the best. I take 2 lb tail meat and 1 lb Hickory smoked bacon. Grind it all together to make my burgers. Top with some horseradish, pepperjack cheese, a slice of onion and Old Bay
    I do the same with Venison - 2 to 1 ratio.

    In a pinch Sonic will work
    I've heard Vera's burgers are top shelf

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    Healthy? Hard to imagine that much saturated fat being healthy...
    I love saturated fat. When combined with resistance training, it can result in elevated testosterone levels.

    Of course, if you're a lagomorph, sat fat is bad for your cholesterol.

    And the jury is still out.

    I'll take it over grain, though.
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    Nothing wrong w/ a cheeseburger after any good workout. It provides protein to help repair muscles and tastes good. Just be mindful of where you buy it. McD's, DQ, etc. are high salt, high calorie burgers. Get one from a diner and it'll prob. be less salt/sugar and prob. the same calories for a bigger burger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    The problem is that something like the one shown in the first post is probably about 1200 calories in one food item. If you're riding centuries, who cares? But if you're putting in 75 miles a week, don't think you eat one of those every day and not expect it add to your weight.

    In comparison, a pint of beer is about 200 calories. You can drink six of those for one big cheeseburger.
    Utter nonsense! Cite your source on the calorie count of the burger.
    http://www.livestrong.com/thedailypl...s-beef-burger/


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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
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    This is way better than Christmas!
    (I couldn't really add a correct caption as this is a family oriented deal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    The look on this young lady's face is one that ought to be a 'caption this' deal

    This is way better than Christmas!
    (I couldn't really add a correct caption as this is a family oriented deal)
    That was her 2nd burger on a 112 mile day in the heat
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    I agree with Beanz a bit here...

    Not everyone follows the same diet as others. Some enjoy a good cheeseburger now and again...being fat or not. And who am I to judge someone else for their choices when I do not know them, I don't know their reasons or story.

    Some "holier than thou" going on at times and that saddens me.
    Move along....nothing to see here....anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
    Utter nonsense! Cite your source on the calorie count of the burger.
    http://www.livestrong.com/thedailypl...s-beef-burger/
    Looks similar to a Wendys Double cheeseburger, which is 800 calories. About 2/3rds of the claimed value.

    If it's a triple it goes up to 1060



    Damn now I want a burger, but I'm not allowed until Sunday at the earliest.

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    Is it real cheese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    Gator burger is the best. I take 2 lb tail meat and 1 lb Hickory smoked bacon. Grind it all together to make my burgers. Top with some horseradish, pepperjack cheese, a slice of onion and Old Bay
    I do the same with Venison - 2 to 1 ratio.

    In a pinch Sonic will work
    I've heard Vera's burgers are top shelf
    Tried the venison, 2:1 to pork shoulder. Amazing burgers. I'm sure with bacon it might be more flavorful as the fat content is a bit higher than shoulder not to mention the smokey part... I'll respectfully steal the idea and try it. I'm not a bacon fan but i sure can make sacrifices in the spirit of food exploration.

    The idea of a nice summer BBQ waiting for me at the end of a long ride is one of the strong motivators. Usually no bun, occasional cheese. All the flavor on the burger itself.
    I'm also an old school believer in some natural alliances that man can not/should not break: Batman and Robin, roasted turkey and mash potatoes, grilled steak and red wine, and burger and beer.
    For the latter, if calorie counting was an issue, a burger bun is about the same calories of a beer. I feel I'd get more bang for my calorie buck replacing the bun with the beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
    Utter nonsense! Cite your source on the calorie count of the burger.
    http://www.livestrong.com/thedailypl...s-beef-burger/
    Sorry, the burger in the pic above looks like a lot more than 1/3 lb. I assumed 2, 1/2-lb. patties for a 1 lb. total meat weight (a lot of the specialty burger places locally are defaulting to a half-pound pattie, and that one had two). Lets say that it was two 1/3-lb. patties... that's still about 800 calories, equivalent to 4 pints of beer.
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