Sunday, February 19, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
So, I have continued to be pretty busy. Spending a lot of time on COMBO stuff lately. But it's all good, because the end result will be amazing.
By the way, head over to COMBO's website before Feb 17 and grab one of the cool new jerseys. Proceeds benefit COMBO so we can keep building trail.
Plus, the jersey is pretty fly, so, you'll be looking good while you help the trails.
Speaking of kits, my team has a brand-spanking new one:
Pretty stoked that Mad Tree Brewing joined the crew, along with Staas Brewing, Breakaway Cycles, Quickdirt, and Trek. And MTBTP is on the kit too (look for the tiny font). Could it get better?
Anyhoo, I realize I have been pretty bad about posting lately, so for the three of you who don't follow MTBTP on the book of faces, here's my latest Dirt Rag column. It's one of my biggest efforts to date. Damn near good, if I do say so myself, And there's some good advice in it from racers better than me about how to cope with the end-of-season blues.
Check it out. Or don't, but pretend you did, for my sake.
That's it for now. Should have a longer post up next weekend.
Be brave in the offseason!
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Burger King is offering a $4.00 value meal with a whopper jr., nuggets, fries and a soft drink. Assuming that you take a full-strength (not diet) drink, that's around 1,100 calories (including nugget sauce and ketchup).
I'm not picking on Burger King, other chains offer similar deals, I just keep seeing their commercial and it makes me think about stuff.
So, here's the question. Can you name another source of 1,100 calories that tastes that good for $4.00?
You couldn't buy the ingredients to make this meal at a grocery store yourself for $4.
That's 4/10 of a cent per calorie. It's hard to buy any food that cheaply. Maybe if you drank straight veggie oil.
Nevermind nutrition, if you're going for bang for the buck, why wouldn't you eat this?
Assuming a 2,000 calorie diet, and eating this 365 days per year, that's 730,000 calories per year. Or, 664 $4 value meals. That means it would cost you $2,654 to eat all year. Or $7.27 per day. Or, save even more by eating one $4 meal (1,100 calories) for lunch and then 2 packs of top ramen and a coke (520 calories, $1.50) for another meal. Boom. Out the door for $5.50 per day.
Can you beat that? And I don't mean with plain rice or oatmeal. I mean with a flavorful meal with a drink.
Check this site out if you really want some calorie bang for your buck. Although I don't recommend eating straight flour.
Be brave, and eat a whopper.