Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-06-04, 09:23 AM   #1
bac
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: Too many to list!
Posts: 7,481
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We're not just FAT, we're FAT and STUPID

What's a carb?
bac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-04, 05:29 PM   #2
BeTheChange
Climb on my trusty steed
 
BeTheChange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Boone, NC
Bikes: trek 520, specialized stumpjumper pro
Posts: 641
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow. I'd like to be surprised that people are this stupid. But you can only get surprised at that so many times untill it is just normal. I mean, wow. People can be so damn stupid. I had a good laugh at this. Thanks.
BeTheChange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-04, 06:15 PM   #3
John M
Serotta
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Newport News VA
Bikes: Serotta Legend Ti, Paramount (waterford) custom
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lol
John M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 02:05 AM   #4
Pat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Bikes: litespeed, cannondale
Posts: 2,795
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeTheChange
Wow. I'd like to be surprised that people are this stupid. But you can only get surprised at that so many times untill it is just normal. I mean, wow. People can be so damn stupid. I had a good laugh at this. Thanks.

Well, I wouldn't say the people were stupid. However, they are ignorent. I tend to think of intelligence as the ability to use one's brain for reasoning and problem solving. Ignorence is merely the lack of knowledge and that is another thing entirely. Oops, there goes the teaching reflex. Down Boy! Down!

Also, having done some teaching, I have experience in the length, breadth and depth of human ignorence so I am generally not surprised by accounts of this nature.
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 04:42 AM   #5
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A crab is a crustacean, soft animal that lives inside a shell, walks sideways, and has two large claws and protrouding eyes.
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 05:04 AM   #6
shaharidan
Senior Member
 
shaharidan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: rio rico, az
Bikes:
Posts: 589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
More than one-third of those asked about the makeup of a meal consisting of a hamburger, fries and a medium soft drink said it has 500 carbs. Almost as many believed it has 200 carbs. The correct answer, given by only 19 percent, is 150 carbs.
is a carb a unit of measurement?
__________________
No matter how fast I'm going, I'm in no hurry.
there are no bicycles in the valley, the only bicycle you find in the valley is the bicycle you ride down there.
Ride in the front, this space is available to anyone that wishes to take it-jjmolyet
shaharidan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 05:39 AM   #7
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bac
A device for mixing gas and air to foment combustion in a cylinder; generally replaced some time back by fuel injection in cars.

A "low carb" was used on cars close to the ground (i.e., sports cars) and a "high carb" was use on trucks and other vehicles higher off the ground.

A reduced carb diet were "single barrel" carbs, a full carb diet used "four barrel" carbs.
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 07:36 PM   #8
LordOpie
Senior Member
 
LordOpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver
Bikes: 2006 custom Walt Works roadie, 2003 Fuji Finest (road), 2002 Giant Iguana (mtb), 1986 BMW K75 (motor)
Posts: 3,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaharidan
is a carb a unit of measurement?
Nope. What they mean is the number of grams of carbs in a meal.
LordOpie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 09:07 PM   #9
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
One girl I know thought that the carbs in soda was due to the carbonation. I laughed so hard I almost **** myself.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 09:14 PM   #10
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NICE!
Was she from Lincoln Park? I wouldn't doubt it..
pitboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 09:18 PM   #11
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nah! But her sister currently lives there. Little trixie.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 09:29 PM   #12
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Actually the more I think about it, this whole "low carb lifestyle" crap is just a fancy way of saying "Hey! You'll get fat if you eat too many Twinkies!" DUH!!! And Atkins? Forget about it! If this trend keeps up I'm buying stock in whoever manufactures those stents used to hold open clogged arteries. I just hope people are smart enough to at least start eating a heart healthy diet once they lose the weight. I mean you're asking for trouble eating nothing but bacon the rest of your life. and watch out those bubbles in soda will make you fat!
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 09:51 PM   #13
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yogurt and bran for breakfast, POST ride.
pitboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-04, 07:53 PM   #14
ultra-g
Retired Member
 
ultra-g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Queens New York
Bikes: Bianchi Pisa, LeMond Poprad
Posts: 1,181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damn. I started reading Muscle & Fitness when I was in 7th grade and have known about carbs and nutrition ever since.

I used to do the 40/30/30 diet in my early 20s, but when I got engaged to be married and got an office job I let the exercise go down the tubes and gained almost 50lbs.

Now that I'm single again I've dropped 25lbs. in the last 5 months and am once again back on a healthier diet.

What I think is stupid are the people who think the Atkins diet means they can just chow down on bacon and hamburger patties all day and not hurt themselves.
ultra-g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-04, 09:13 PM   #15
jarhead#42
Senior Member
 
jarhead#42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 830
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What about the endocrine system ? carbs are essentail , yes . But what about the fact that after 20 , your pituatary gland stops producing hormone as it did before the age of 20. After 50 your red blood cell count falls dramatically . I have heard that recumbant growth horemone is the the most powerful fat burner there is for people over 40 . I have heard that the fall in red blood cells is the main cause of dememtia , lack of oxigen to the brain . I personally do use rHGH . I have a better mood , more energy , quicker recovery , better memory , better blood pressure , better colesterol and my sideburns are not grey anymore .My grey sideburns have actually returned to the normal color . My face looks younger and I have that drive that we all used to have when we were in our prime . I also use bioidentical horemone replacement , DHEA .
jarhead#42
ps after I reach 50 , i will seekout ways to replenish my red blood cell count
jarhead#42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 08:48 AM   #16
TrekRider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Gambrills, Maryland
Bikes:
Posts: 2,717
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nobody answered the question, so I guess none of you know what a carb is either, except for the facetious.
TrekRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 09:56 AM   #17
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
carbohydrate
carb = carbon
hydrate = Hydrogen and Oxygen
Carbohydrate = Bubbles in soda

or are you referring to the other carbohydrate that refers to a broad class of polyhydroxylated aldehydes and ketones commonly sugars?
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 10:24 AM   #18
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrekRider
Nobody answered the question, so I guess none of you know what a carb is either, except for the facetious.
Carbohydrates are organic compounds that consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They vary from simple sugars containing from three to seven carbon atoms to very complex polymers. Only the hexoses (sugars with six carbon atoms) and pentoses (sugars with five carbon atoms) and their polymers play important roles in nutrition. Carbohydrates in food provide 4 calories per gram. Plants manufacture and store carbohydrates as their chief source of energy. The glucose synthesized in the leaves of plants is used as the basis for more complex forms of carbohydrates. Classification of carbohydrates relates to their structural core of simple sugars, saccharides. Principal monosaccharides that occur in food are glucose and fructose. Three common disaccharides are sucrose, maltose and lactose. Polysaccharides of interest in nutrition include starch, dextrin, glycogen and cellulose.
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 11:09 AM   #19
royalflash
Senior Member
 
royalflash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Munich
Bikes: Lemond Alpe d´Huez, Scott Sub 10, homemade mtb, Radlbauer adler (old city bike), Dahon impulse (folder with 20 inch wheels), haibike eq xduro
Posts: 1,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
Carbohydrates are organic compounds that consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They vary from simple sugars containing from three to seven carbon atoms to very complex polymers. Only the hexoses (sugars with six carbon atoms) and pentoses (sugars with five carbon atoms) and their polymers play important roles in nutrition. Carbohydrates in food provide 4 calories per gram. Plants manufacture and store carbohydrates as their chief source of energy. The glucose synthesized in the leaves of plants is used as the basis for more complex forms of carbohydrates. Classification of carbohydrates relates to their structural core of simple sugars, saccharides. Principal monosaccharides that occur in food are glucose and fructose. Three common disaccharides are sucrose, maltose and lactose. Polysaccharides of interest in nutrition include starch, dextrin, glycogen and cellulose.
I couldnt have put it much better myself

"if you want knowledge ask a scientist" from the album "Scientist Rids The World Of The Curse Of The Evil Vampires"
royalflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 11:16 AM   #20
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by royalflash
I couldnt have put it much better myself

"if you want knowledge ask a scientist" from the album "Scientist Rids The World Of The Curse Of The Evil Vampires"
LOL. Sorry, I ripped that off google.
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 11:19 AM   #21
royalflash
Senior Member
 
royalflash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Munich
Bikes: Lemond Alpe d´Huez, Scott Sub 10, homemade mtb, Radlbauer adler (old city bike), Dahon impulse (folder with 20 inch wheels), haibike eq xduro
Posts: 1,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
LOL. Sorry, I ripped that off google.
I guessed lol
royalflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 11:19 AM   #22
TrekRider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Gambrills, Maryland
Bikes:
Posts: 2,717
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKRG
carbohydrate
carb = carbon
hydrate = Hydrogen and Oxygen
Carbohydrate = Bubbles in soda

or are you referring to the other carbohydrate that refers to a broad class of polyhydroxylated aldehydes and ketones commonly sugars?
Yeah, them poly old key tone thingies, that's them!
TrekRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 11:20 AM   #23
TrekRider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Gambrills, Maryland
Bikes:
Posts: 2,717
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
Carbohydrates are organic compounds that consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They vary from simple sugars containing from three to seven carbon atoms to very complex polymers. Only the hexoses (sugars with six carbon atoms) and pentoses (sugars with five carbon atoms) and their polymers play important roles in nutrition. Carbohydrates in food provide 4 calories per gram. Plants manufacture and store carbohydrates as their chief source of energy. The glucose synthesized in the leaves of plants is used as the basis for more complex forms of carbohydrates. Classification of carbohydrates relates to their structural core of simple sugars, saccharides. Principal monosaccharides that occur in food are glucose and fructose. Three common disaccharides are sucrose, maltose and lactose. Polysaccharides of interest in nutrition include starch, dextrin, glycogen and cellulose.
Assuming that's correct, how much google time did you spend finding it?
TrekRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-04, 11:22 AM   #24
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrekRider
Assuming that's correct, how much google time did you spend finding it?
All you have to do is type, "What is a carbohydrate". Ask google the right questions and you'll find the right answers.
But in case you're wondering, it took 0.27 google seconds.
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-04, 08:03 PM   #25
Hobe
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes: Lightning Phantom; EZ-1
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK I’ll explain slowly…sorry, I had too.

Carbs are the fuel. If you eat lots of cards, but don’t burn lots of carbs with exercise you get fat!

I sit on my butt at work in front of my computer, on teleconferences, and in meetings. During this time my butt gets fat! When I am on my bike riding up and down hills, I am burn carbs and my butt is not getting fat.

If you need to lose weight, cut the carbs! If not, then balance the intake.
Hobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 PM.