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Tour de Donut

Old 09-12-15, 02:05 PM
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Tour de Donut

I missed it last year but just finished a few hours ago. It was great fun. First organized I have been on excpet for the one earlier this year hat might have had 10 people riding. On the ride home my wife was telling me that people were getting bothered being passed by a big guy like me and I guess that motivated them to rider harder because they felt a big guy shouldn't be able to ride better/faster than them. Any of you guys run into anything like this. I heard nothing but my wife was trailing me also and was noticing some people having issue.
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Old 09-12-15, 05:00 PM
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Which one? There are many. The original TdD is in Stauton, Illinois near St. Louis. It was in July.
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Old 09-12-15, 05:23 PM
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Some coworkers and I are putting together a team for the one in Austin. Looks like fun!
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Old 09-13-15, 05:22 AM
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Very cool!

I just signed up form my first Donut race here in Michigan! Rules for this one are 2 donut stops. Everyone must eat at least 1 donut at each stop or face a 3 minute penalty for each donut. For every donut above the mandatory donut you get a 3 minute bonus... I'm currently targeting 6 donuts... it's a 32 mile loop...
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Old 09-13-15, 09:18 AM
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6 donuts in 32 miles? 1800 calories with PLAIN donuts...

All your extra minutes will be spent taking pit stops
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Old 09-13-15, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JerrySTL View Post
Which one? There are many. The original TdD is in Stauton, Illinois near St. Louis. It was in July.
This one is in Arcanum Ohio. It maxes out at 2000 riders.
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Originally Posted by salreus View Post
This one is in Arcanum Ohio. It maxes out at 2000 riders.
I might try to make that one next year. I'm originally from the Cincinnati area and could also visit relatives during the trip.
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Old 09-13-15, 05:12 PM
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Thought about doing it, but my daughter had her conference golf tournament yesterday and my first Imperial Century is next Saturday (Remington, IN). Went out and did a COLD 27 miles afterwards. Low 50s here yesterday and the 160lbs of insulation I've lost this year meant I was cold... Wore a long sleeve thermal under a long sleeve jersey and that wasn't too bad. Also wore a balaclava under the helmet, which helped. Feet got cold, even with wool socks. Legs were fine even with just wearing bib shorts. Supposed to be high 70s/low 80s on Saturday, so that's good.
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I have seen on some race results people eating 40 donuts
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Old 09-14-15, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dodgeboy8888 View Post
I have seen on some race results people eating 40 donuts
I think our winner at 44 donuts which is crazy. But what really shocked me was someone who finished a 64 mile race in 2h10m. How is that even possible to keep up that average speed.
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Old 09-15-15, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by salreus View Post
I think our winner at 44 donuts which is crazy. But what really shocked me was someone who finished a 64 mile race in 2h10m. How is that even possible to keep up that average speed.
A big group of really fast donut eaters. Drafting makes it easy and if its dead flat, even easier to pass donuts around
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Never heard of it, but that's the kind of ride I can get into since sweets are my weakness and I love donuts.

As far as passing others I passed a group in full kit obviously in a bike club on my hybrid going uphill. I'm not a fast rider, but I ride hills often and have a pretty good push on certain hills. Plus my hybrid has lower gears so I spin like crazy and never loose momentum. I was in a t-shirt and regular shirts just going for a stoll and they seemed to take it personal because after I passed they all kicked it up a notch. I just maintained my pace allowed them to pass and passed them again a few minutes later after they died from pushing to hard.
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As JerrySTL mentioned, the original TdeD in Staunton IL has run annually for 26 years (or is it 27?). That's what you call a sticky idea! I was there for #1 . :-)
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