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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:49 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, 08:31 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, 08:56 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, 09:23 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, 10:11 PM   #5
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Shipley's doughnuts are the absolute best in the whole world. End of discussion.
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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, 02:22 PM   #7
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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 21st, 2008, 04:31 PM   #8
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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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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:43 PM   #9
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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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Old October 28th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #10
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"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!
Since you asked...
I started obsessing 15 months ago after the Joey Chestnut thing. Houston Inline prevented me from 2007 participation.

I'm a slow eater and will take 12 min to eat 24. There'll be 5-ish min overhead. So I'd need average 17 to 19 mph. This means time trial bike. I never mixed {aero position, 2 dozen donuts, 80% MHR}. Naturally I emailed the organizer re. regurgitation rule. I was ignored.

I suppose winning with skates is possible, considering McKenney, the TT specialist, has them easy-to-clean boots. And starting 2007, skinny-Asian-ness is no longer a competitive requirement.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #11
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Since you asked...
I started obsessing 15 months ago after the Joey Chestnut thing. Houston Inline prevented me from 2007 participation.

I'm a slow eater and will take 12 min to eat 24. There'll be 5-ish min overhead. So I'd need average 17 to 19 mph. This means time trial bike. I never mixed {aero position, 2 dozen donuts, 80% MHR}. Naturally I emailed the organizer re. regurgitation rule. I was ignored.

I suppose winning with skates is possible, considering McKenney, the TT specialist, has them easy-to-clean boots. And starting 2007, skinny-Asian-ness is no longer a competitive requirement.
While I may do ok during TTs, it has to be the right length (12 hours works well for me). With that goal in mind in order to get a negative finishing time I would have to eat over 144 donuts, and that's just gross.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #12
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LMAO You ALL are killing me. I have to go skate now in hopes to merely survive this weekend. Or maybe I just bungee to Lightspeed Chris.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #13
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I'll let you hang on Renee......cause I'm letting Brian pull the whole way! LOL. When it gets to wear I can't see my skates I gotta let someone pull me around those 30 miles! Save the chocolate covered ones for me please.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #14
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Party Saturday night 11/1! I'm playing DD to the RobinBryians. Subie is getting lots of TLC today so no tossing cookies (or pre-race donuts) in her no matter how many lanes I change at one time in the span of a mile. It's just Texas driving. and Boston, and Cali, and...

I know Bryan will supposedly be tired from his 400k the day before but hopefully man, you save a tiny bit to be able to skate just fast enough to keep me winded to not sing while skating. I know how much you love that. But as added bonus NO ear music players allowed! so I'll be making up my own lyrics unless you keep the pace. Or maybe I'll be a Ride Marshal. Got the call out yesterday morning they were looking for some to work the event. Am anxious to put my Bont cycling shoes on a test run.

(Ride Marshal background, Houston to Austin is the largest MS150 bike event in the country capped at 13,000 riders which filled in 7 hours this year. The longer distance of 55 miles for the Donut is a Recommended Ride (training ride) for the MS150. Marshals are trained help for safety, and emergencies.)

Or maybe I'll sleep in and you all have a lovely time in this perfect weather. Sunny every day. Mild temps... zzzzz
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 01:30 PM   #15
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It was the most fun, fun race I have skated. We had huge fun! Thanks Wondergirl aka Renee and Cooper for inviting us! Its definately a skate thats on my schedule every year. Anyone else reporting???
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 01:53 PM   #16
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Sooo, give us the gory details... Donuts eaten, donuts brought back up, etc...
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 01:57 PM   #17
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A group of 15 or more skaters showed up at the Tour de Donut on Sunday (A fundraiser for Make-a-wish). Even though it wasn't an inline race, when you consider that some of the people there were racers from out of town (gospeedracer, hoffmonster and company) as well as a few local guns (wondergirl among others), you've got to figure that it was going to be fast.

We got there early Sunday morning, after getting limited sleep the night before (excuse #1), checked in and found out that we had registered too late to get timing chips, so we would have to use our own timing system. Wandered around a bit and started running into other skaters, some of whom I hadn't seen in well over a year; it was good to be back in Houston.

Since there was plenty of time to kill before the start, I started warming up. I would hate to try and do a skate of this magnitude cold; so I went and ate two donuts. Feeling better I put on my skates and waited. All the skaters gathered near the back and waited as they rolled everyone out in waves, and then we were off. We started with a long paceline, and a pair of cyclists for support. Once we got rolling the pace picked up, everyone was feeling good. We got to the first rest stop, which was crowded with donut eating cyclists, so we went past it to a store in Fulshear (they have an outdoor faucet where we refilled water bottles). As we headed out from there I started to feel my legs wear out, so I made sure that I wouldn't cause a gap and stepped out of the paceline. I guess the 250 miles I rode on Saturday had taken it's toll (excuse #2). The good thing was, I was prepared for this to happen, so I drafted my support cyclist to the next restop. Once there I discovered the rest of the skaters planning for the stretch of road we were on, since it was chipseal for the next 7 miles. Since I'm on 80s, I don't do nearly as well as the folks on 110s on chipseal (excuse #3). While at the rest stop I ate four donuts, and drank some Gatorade. While this isn't as bad as mixing chocolate Spiz with strawberry flavored water it's not something that I would recommend for the faint of heart - or stomach.

After surviving the chipseal, and picking up a few of the smarter skates (can you say "Taxi!"; I knew you could), the pace picked up for the sprint to the finish. I just kept a steady/slow tempo and finished within sight of the sprint pack. Since I had a hard workout, I wanted to make sure that I cooled down properly, so after taking off the skates I had another donut.

All in all, a fun way to spend the morning.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 11:03 PM   #18
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This was Hoffmonsters report..........hope you don't mind me posting this Brian!

Oh man!!
what an awesome event.
1000s of cyclists, and a bunch of Great Skaters!!
I went to the site.. 550 Dozen (6600) donuts consumed!!
I had.... none, I don't think my tummy could've taken it
I was not.... um... feeeeling well... 30 minutes before gun time.
I won't go into why.. It was self induced!
Los Cuscos, Los Kicked my a$$...

All it took was getting skates on and being perpendicular,
and I was ready to go!

The weather was just perfect for this event!! mid 70s clear with light
winds.

With all of little jaunts to find ways around the chip and seal in
Brookshire,we probably did about 30 miles total.
A lot of it pretty fast..

We probably had 3-4 groups of folks skating together, depending on
speed.
Our core group of Robin, JD, Ed, and I clipped along @ about 20 mph
most of the way. Ed's girlfriend Karen did an awesome job pacing us on
her bike, and keeping it pretty quick! A few folks sagged the chip and
seal, and joined us about 5-6 miles out. Renee, Cooper, Silvio, and,
and.. I can't remember he name (beautiful tan legs!!!... Robin and I
had a little sprint at the end.. Mr Fast feet got me!!!...
I felt a lot better then I thought @ the end, still had plenty of Los
Cucos juice left int he tank

We did stop twice so folks could get donuts, water, fruit.
the volunteers were awesome..

After the skate, most of us went over the Fuddruckers to get a bite.

All in all a fantastic event. one to do again for sure!
All for a great cause. The Make a wish foundation.

I've heard a bit of fun was had at the marathon downtown too!
Congrats to Alex, Rob, and young Joseph Burns (who is just tearing it
up this year)

Hope to skate with you all soon @ some point!

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Old November 3rd, 2008, 11:14 PM   #19
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As few Skate/Cycling events we have near H-Town---what's the odds of two big ones being on the same day?
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Ya, really. Maybe they won't clash next year.

Sounds like fun. Did you guys stay on the shoulder or was there some kind of traffic control so you could skate in the normal lane?

I hate chip and seal. I hate it less with my 100s than I did with 80s, but I still hate it. On the upside, trying to stay within the 18 inch wide smooth-ish strip must have some kind of good influence on my underpush...

Hopefully by next year I'll be strong enough to join in the fun. Not the Los Cucos fun - I don't think I'll ever get strong enough for that. :-)
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