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Old October 17th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Tour de Donut - A real skating challenge

You’ve skated Montreal 24 hrs. Then survived the back to back weekends of NYC100k and A2A. Is there any real insane challenge left for outdoor skating this year?

http://tourdedonut.com/2008_ride_intro_page.htm

While it's listed as a cycling race, skaters have done this event in the past and this year is no exception. I know of only one skater for sure who has actually eaten one of the donuts, I'm told she had 4, but will this year bring on a new breed?

Gist is a 28 mile race with donut stops along the way. For every donut you eat 5 minutes is deducted from your time. All for the Make a Wish foundation.

Shicoff was kind enough to run some numbers:

"Assuming a skater could complete the 28-mile course in 1 hour, 39 minutes, then it would be necessary to consume 20 donuts. Since each donut is approximately 217cal, 11g fat, 16g sugar, that would equate to 4340 calories, 220g fat, 320g sugar. Yum!"

Suddenly I feel nauseous!!

Johnny I'm looking at you! Sure you got 3rd solo at Montreal but are you a real man to take on the donuts?

For the truly twisted there is a 55 mile route also with donuts.

Posted just for the fun of it. I have no plans to eat a donut but I will have camera ready along the route in case anyone does.

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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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I've been in "heavy" training for this event, eating 2 to 3 donuts every Friday
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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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Bryan!! Not you! No way. I've seen your fridge... I know any so called junk food in there is not even yours. Speaking of... any cheese left? Or those choco truffles I accidently left behind from Rocky Mt. in Duluth? I was half way to Waco before I realized I left them behind. *whimper*

Now that I think about it, I wonder how much arse an "Eternally Hungry Skinsuited Weenie" would kick at de Donut.

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Old October 17th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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Now that I think about it, I wonder how much arse an "Eternally Hungry Skinsuited Weenie" would kick at de Donut.
I told her about it and there was this long silence and she slowly replied, "well, ...wh-whut kind of donuts do you have to eat?"

Personally, this sounds like sheer brilliance. I can eat tremendous quantities of donuts and other baked confections without throwing up.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #5
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Shipley's doughnuts are the absolute best in the whole world. End of discussion.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #6
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Shipley's doughnuts are the absolute best in the whole world. End of discussion.
Round Rock Donuts, but only when fresh.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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I said, "End of discussion."

:-)

I'll have to check out Round Rock donuts next time I'm up there...
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Old October 18th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #8
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I could do this event for sure. It sounds like a lot of fun. Donuts & I get along beautifully. Sometimes too beautifully.

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I can eat tremendous quantities of donuts and other baked confections without throwing up.
Then you'd love the palmiers I just mainlined on the walk back to the hotel from the bakery. Got them fresh out of the oven. Wasn't intending them to be breakfast, but it is what it is. And bonus, there's still 4 left for Joel. Double bonus, he'll never find out how many I actually bought.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #9
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I said, "End of discussion."
I never let anyone have the last word.

Since they are Shipley's donuts, will you have a "home field" advantage? Since I won't be the fastest skater I may have to resort to out eating the rest.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #10
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Since they are Shipley's donuts, will you have a "home field" advantage? Since I won't be the fastest skater I may have to resort to out eating the rest.
I might have to give it a shot next year, since I'm registered for the Houston IM for this year. I bet I could eat at least a dozen donuts. Prolly more. 2 dozen wouldn't surprise me. The training will be brutal, let me tell you. :-)
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Old October 20th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #11
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Man....I have too much on my plate this year......but maybe next.....???!!!
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:11 AM   #12
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Where I'll be Saturday getting fired up for skating on Sunday:

http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/...?cart=UtDbxDVk

"But officer, I'm not speeding; I'm qualifying."

Betcha I'd still toss my cookies faster trying to eat a donut while skating vs. doing 200+ mph.

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I told her about it and there was this long silence and she slowly replied, "well, ...wh-whut kind of donuts do you have to eat?"
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See, there are edible donuts and then there are cake donuts.

If I could afford another flight I would be there in two shakes of a confectioner's spoon.
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See, there are edible donuts and then there are cake donuts.

If I could afford another flight I would be there in two shakes of a confectioner's spoon.
I didn't read the rules closely, but couldn't you potentially win this one from home?

I can eat a lot of donuts.
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I didn't read the rules closely, but couldn't you potentially win this one from home?

I can eat a lot of donuts.
Like in "I'll just donate some money to "make a wish", get a couple dozen donuts, sit back in the recliner, watch a movie and scuff down all the donuts??"

Good thing about above scenario, you're not likely to sprain anything...

Try it make sure to video it and send it to the organizers, maybe they'll buy it:-)
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Like in "I'll just donate some money to "make a wish", get a couple dozen donuts, sit back in the recliner, watch a movie and scuff down all the donuts??"

Good thing about above scenario, you're not likely to sprain anything...

Try it make sure to video it and send it to the organizers, maybe they'll buy it:-)

What? Are you a mind reader or sumpthin?
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What? Are you a mind reader or sumpthin?
Nope - but I do think that my scenario would be tough enough to do.

Can't do it myself, don't own neither tv or a recliner - you have to do the hard work

Yes?!?!
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Up to four donuts this morning, training for this event has got to be one of the toughest things I've ever done
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Up to four donuts this morning, training for this event has got to be one of the toughest things I've ever done
Oh, the sacrifices you make for your art... Is there no end?
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Up to four donuts this morning, training for this event has got to be one of the toughest things I've ever done

Whew, Yeah, I'm training harder than ever and I'm only doing the event remotely.

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