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Old 06-16-05, 12:38 PM   #1
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Who wants a McBike?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,159799,00.html


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McDonald's Corp. will begin selling skateboards and bikes bearing the fast-food company's brand in a new effort to get kids to burn off burgers and fries with exercise.
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Old 06-16-05, 12:39 PM   #2
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"Would you like fries with that?"

How easy is it to fit through the drive-thru window?

And the biggest question of all: Does it come with a carbon fiber bottle cage big enough to fit the supersized extra value 85 fl. oz. Coke?
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Old 06-16-05, 01:20 PM   #3
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Next it will be the tabacco companies selling bikes with their brand to help overcome the harmful effects of smoking. Then the major car companies will equip every new car with a bike to use when you end up stuck in a traffic jam on the freeway.

McDonalds just needs to quit selling crappy food!
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Then the major car companies will equip every new car with a bike to use when you end up stuck in a traffic jam on the freeway.
That wouldn't be new. Remember the 1996 Volkswagen Special Edition Trek Jetta?

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Lets see, double 1/4 pounder w/Cheese, Supersize Frys, Shake = appx 1800 calories, via McDonalds Nutrition Info.

Cycling 15-16 mph burns appx 700 calories per hour

So that should fuel me for about 2 1/2 hours of riding. Of course, if I ate all of that and then went riding, I doubt that I'd hold it long enought to derive much nutritional value from it. <grin>

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No, My EGO, WHAT were you thinking????
I thought your quads from all the biking...
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Next it will be the tabacco companies selling bikes
There was a short lived Team Malboro back in the early Ninety's. Headtube was painted like a pack of Malboro reds.




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That wouldn't be new. Remember the 1996 Volkswagen Special Edition Trek Jetta?

Don't forgot the Ford Focus with the Kona package. Finally got to see one up close. Instead of having the stock smooth side trim, it has a knobby pattern on it. Guy said it was a fully rigid Kona that he got with the car.

McD's going to start selling small, medium,large, and camelback beverage sizes? And are they going to bring back the styrofoam burger containers and market them as helmets?
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McD's going to start selling small, medium,large, and camelback beverage sizes? And are they going to bring back the styrofoam burger containers and market them as helmets?
Will the drivetrain be lubed with french fry oil?
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If it's full Dura Ace priced to McDonald's scale then I'm buying.
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Old 06-16-05, 03:42 PM   #10
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Will the drivetrain be lubed with french fry oil?
Yes. And cyclists will be paid a bounty for rounding up stray pets.
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If it's full Dura Ace priced to McDonald's scale then I'm buying.
McDonald's isn't all that cheap anymore in the grand scheme of fast-food.
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And the biggest question of all: Does it come with a carbon fiber bottle cage big enough to fit the supersized extra value 85 fl. oz. Coke?
LMAO!!
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Old 06-16-05, 04:53 PM   #13
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Or to hook kids on their brand as early as possible? Or to make it appear to the parents that McDonald's is actually concerned with what we do when we're not consuming their junk? Do we REALLY think McDonald's truly gives a flip about our kids' health? But I digress...
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I wanna see someone wear THAT pro-kit

And if they lube it with french-fry oil, it will soon become the 'best-SMELLING' bike around.
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Do they mean for McBike owners to buy at the drive-thru also? How about McSkateboarders?

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Has anyone got Morgan Spurlock's opinion?
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Or to hook kids on their brand as early as possible? Or to make it appear to the parents that McDonald's is actually concerned with what we do when we're not consuming their junk? Do we REALLY think McDonald's truly gives a flip about our kids' health?
I'm sure there is a lot of truth to that. McDonald's cares about the money, not our health. The only reason they started selling these new salads is because they got sued because some guy got fat eating their food. Duh! What planet was he from?


I'm sure that the quality of these McBikes will be McCrappy. Will probably be sold at Wally World along with the rest of the McCrappy bikes.
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I'm sure there is a lot of truth to that. McDonald's cares about the money, not our health. The only reason they started selling these new salads is because they got sued because some guy got fat eating their food. Duh! What planet was he from?


I'm sure that the quality of these McBikes will be McCrappy. Will probably be sold at Wally World along with the rest of the McCrappy bikes.
True. Check out their nutrition info. Some of those salads with dressing (like someone WON'T eat it with dressing) have more fat than a quarter pounder. We're obese, we have high cholesterol, and We're Lovin' It!!!

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like someone WON'T eat it with dressing)
Thanks, that just confirms the weird looks I get when I order a sald without the dressing.
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Thanks, that just confirms the weird looks I get when I order a sald without the dressing.
Hmmm... and here I thought I was the only one who liked naked salads or possibly I'm just being too lazy to pour the dressing on. Actually the latter is really the truth if the salad dressing is in a plastic packet. I'm too lazy to bother with it and worried I'd make a mess anyways. Sometimes I like dressing on salads but other times I just like them bare. BTW, I haven't yet tried the McDonald's salad but I have eaten plenty of pre-packaged salads from the delis at plenty of airports. Sometimes I feel like Tom Hank's character in The Terminal.
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Thanks, that just confirms the weird looks I get when I order a sald without the dressing.
LOL, I figured when I posted that I'd get you weirdos crawling out of the woodwork.
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HAs anyone ever gone through the drive-thru on their bike?
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Lets see, double 1/4 pounder w/Cheese, Supersize Frys, Shake = appx 1800 calories, via McDonalds Nutrition Info.

Cycling 15-16 mph burns appx 700 calories per hour

So that should fuel me for about 2 1/2 hours of riding.

On the surface, that seems almost logical - but anytime I succomb to McDonalds, I become completely depleted of energy and feel like I need a nap. Then I get hungry again within a couple hours and have to find something REAL to eat.
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