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Old 09-05-08, 06:32 PM   #1
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Want to guess how many I'll eat??

Tomorrow morning I'm heading out with some friends to do the "Tour de Donut". It's a 30 mile fun race with two rest stops stocked with donuts. For each donut you eat they will subtract 5 minutes off your elapsed time.

I'll be competing in the 50+ female group. Last year this group was won by a lady in our cycling club. She ate 9 donuts and probably weighs 100 lbs soaking wet. She won't be riding this year so I'm hoping to beat her time I talked to her earlier this week and she gave me some pointers.....wash them down with coffee and don't throw them up

After this event we'll be driving to Findlay to ride the Hancock Horizontal 100 on Sunday. I'm hoping I've recovered by that time

So how many donuts will I eat? I'm not a fast rider so I'll need to eat a lot!
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Old 09-05-08, 06:37 PM   #2
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If it were me they would owe me time at the end...just sayin'.

9 is a lot but doable. I'm guessing 7.
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Use this as a carbo loading opportunity for the century...
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If it were me they would owe me time at the end...just sayin'.
You could go take a 30 mile ride, eat good food, and have an all-around great time, and still get home before you even started.
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So if I could do the ride in 2 hours I'd have to eat 24 donuts to break even?
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You could go take a 30 mile ride, eat good food, and have an all-around great time, and still get home before you even started.
There you go...almost like traveling back in time.
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So if I could do the ride in 2 hours I'd have to eat 24 donuts to break even?
What? You can't do this? Where is your sense of adventure? (not to mention your pancreas' ability to combat the blood sugar overload.)
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What? You can't do this? Where is your sense of adventure? (not to mention your pancreas' ability to combat the blood sugar overload.)
I didn't say I couldn't do it, it does sound daunting, though. I vote 8 for Beverly.
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So if I could do the ride in 2 hours I'd have to eat 24 donuts to break even?
Yeah, but that wouldn't be good enough to win. Every year the winners have huge negative times.
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Yeah, but that wouldn't be good enough to win. Every year the winners have huge negative times.
Good grief!
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Yeah, but that wouldn't be good enough to win. Every year the winners have huge negative times.
Last year the most donuts consumed was 18 for a male and 15 by a female. According to their website the average consumption was 4. I know I can do 4
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I think you'll do about 2, the most 3, have fun.
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What type and size donuts are they? We need more information!!!

Are they small cake donuts? Regular-sized frosted donuts? Large, filled donuts? Tiny "Little Debbie" donuts? Krispy Kreme donuts?
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Krispy Kreme........... Yum. they just melt in your mouth.
Tell you what Beverly, I'll eat a dozen for you tomorow from here.
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What type and size donuts are they? We need more information!!!

Are they small cake donuts? Regular-sized frosted donuts? Large, filled donuts? Tiny "Little Debbie" donuts? Krispy Kreme donuts?
I've never participated in the event, nor am I likely to, so this is hearsay.

I understand they are big greasy glazed donuts that are provided by a local bakery. The serious guys pile several together and mash them down to squeeze all the air out so they can eat them more quickly (or is it eat more - quickly?).
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Oh wow, that sounds like fun! I'll guess.....6. My favorite donut is a big apple fritter..... eat one for me!
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How many donuts do you normally eat in a day?
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Do you get more time for bear claws and Cinnamon Rolls? If not go for the plain cake. And I think you can do five.
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Another " Tour de Donut " ?
Here's one that's been done by the Boeing Employees Bicycle Club near St. Louis for a few years....
http://www.bebikeclub.com/tourdedonut/
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Since you are riding a century the next day, you'll need to take it easy and carbo-load. So ride slowly and eat a dozen donuts.
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Krispy Kreme........... Yum. they just melt in your mouth.
Tell you what Beverly, I'll eat a dozen for you tomorow from here.
Enter as the 50+ team and we'll help you eat the quota for you to win.
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This sounds like my sort of event..............
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I had a paper route back in the 50s. The first part of the route was downtown and I walked. The local bakery was on my route and sometimes I would buy a dozen donuts and eat them all before I got back to the paper office. I then had to get on my bike and deliver the rest of my route. BTW donuts were 60 cents per dozen then but I only made $7 a week on my paper route.
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Can I come down and just do the donut eating half of the event and skip the racing?
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Can I come down and just do the donut eating half of the event and skip the racing?
You could but you will have envy coming at you from the rest of the forum
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