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Race report: Tour de Donut Austin 2017

A couple of weeks ago on Nov 12, 2017, for the 2nd year in a row I won the Tour de Donut of Austin bicycle race, a 24.8 mile ride w/3 donut stops where competitors eat donuts for time credits. 

In this race, each donut eaten gives you 3 minutes credit at the first stop, 6 min at the 2nd stop, and 7 min at the 3rd stop. I ate 37, for a 'donut adjusted time' of -1 hour and 45 minutes. Both new course records. 

Here's a video of the my race from last year. 

Monthly marathon race report: Rockaway Marathon

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October's run was the Rockaway Marathon in Far Rockaway, NYC on October 7.

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I ran my 2nd fastest ever. The run was on the boardwalk. The course was 4 loops of 6.55 miles.

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There was also a half marathon race (2 loops). There were about 50 runners total.

It took me about 1.5 hours to take the subway from lower Manhattan to the start (at the end of the A line).

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Each loop began on the boardwalk at 102nd street, headed toward 57th street (where there was a water station, the other water station was at 102nd st), then down to 30th street, where we turns around and headed back up to 102nd street.

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Overall the course was very fast and the course was easy to follow.

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On my last loop, the water stations ran out of water, so I drank out the water fountains.

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The beach scenery was really great. I sometimes forget how NYC has some amazing beaches out there.

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There were also lots of surfers out.

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I took the new super fast NYC ferry back to Manhattan (only 1 hr!) and and was back home in time for a big lunch.

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Consider this marathon if you live close to NYC and you're looking for an easy, scenic beach marathon in October.

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Race report: Tour de Donut Staunton 2016

On July 9, 2016, I won the Tour de Donut of Staunton bicycle race for the 2nd time, a 34 mile ride with 2 donut stops where competitors eat donuts for time credits. 

In this race, each donut eaten gives you 3 min credit. I ate 39. I hold the race record with 50 donuts (2015) with a finish time of -1hr36min

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Race report: Tour de Donut Austin 2016

On Nov 13, 2016, I won the Tour de Donut of Austin bicycle race, a 24.8 mile ride w/3 donut stops where competitors eat donuts for time credits. 

In this race, each donut eaten gives you 3min credit at the first stop, 4 min at the 2nd stop, and 7 min at the 3rd stop. I ate 31, for a 'donut adjusted time' of -1 hour and 19  minutes. Both new course records. 

My gear in this video:

  • GoPro: http://amzn.to/2npRE5M
  • GoPro headstrap: http://amzn.to/2n6ZYd8
  • OtterBox for my iPhone: http://amzn.to/2mpv6Rw
  • Sugoi lumberjack cycling jersey: http://amzn.to/2mKEEJH
  • Pearl Izumi bib shorts: http://amzn.to/2nq115j
  • Tifosi slip wrap sunglasses: http://amzn.to/2nl6Rbk
  • Kask Protone helmet: http://amzn.to/2mX8R8Y
  • Shimano TR60 triathlon cycling shoes: http://amzn.to/2mpxbgx
  • PowerTap P1 Meter pedals: http://amzn.to/2nqcCBC
  • Garmin Forerunner 920XT watch: http://amzn.to/2mGMimu

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I just defended my championship title at the 28th annual Tour De Donut

Yesterday I defended my championship title at the 28th annual Tour de Donut. There were some new guys that put up 19-20 doughnuts and rode at a decent pace. The women's champion, Katherine, is pregnant and downed half a dozen doughnuts!

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Full results are here: https://www.racesonline.com/events/tour-de-donut/results/2016/awards

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Happy #DoughnutDay ! I once ate 54 doughnuts during a 36 mile bike race

On September 7, 2015 I won the Lehigh Wheelman Association's Donut Derby bicycle race, a 36 mile ride w/2 donut stops at mile 12 and 24 where competitors eat donuts. Each donut eaten=3min time credit. I ate 54, for a 'donut adjusted time' of -35 minutes (my unadjusted time was 2hr 7min). Both new course records. The previous champ held the title for the last 6 consecutive years. This is my GoPro POV video, raw and unedited. 

Jump to Donut stop #1: 36:50
Jump to Donut stop #2: 1:20:00

 

My gear in this video:

  • GoPro: http://amzn.to/2npRE5M
  • GoPro headstrap: http://amzn.to/2n6ZYd8
  • OtterBox for my iPhone: http://amzn.to/2mpv6Rw
  • Tifosi slip wrap sunglasses: http://amzn.to/2nl6Rbk
  • Kask Protone helmet: http://amzn.to/2mX8R8Y
  • Shimano TR60 triathlon cycling shoes: http://amzn.to/2mpxbgx
  • PowerTap P1 Meter pedals: http://amzn.to/2nqcCBC
  • Garmin Forerunner 920XT watch: http://amzn.to/2mGMimu

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I just won the 'Donut King' title at the San Luis Obispo Tour de Donut and it was epic!

Jake Pickett on right (Overall Champ) and me (Donut King)

Jake Pickett on right (Overall Champ) and me (Donut King)

The San Luis Obispo Tour de Donut is an amazing race. Definitely the most difficult of all the Tour de Donuts. This 2 stage race is really unique. In Stage 1, the whole pack of cyclists ride 15 miles together, making 3 stops to eat donuts for time credits. The time credit given per donut eaten is only 15 seconds (vs 3 or 5 min for other Tour de Donuts). Then Stage 2 is a time trial up Perfumo Canyon Road. It's a very steep (6% avg grade) 3 mile climb.

I won the "Donut King" title for most donuts consumed (22) and Jake Pickett won the Overall title by making it to the top of the road first. He's a beast! This race will test you to the limits and the folks who put it on are really into it.  Check out slotourdedonut.com for more info!

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Just released: my 2016 competition calendar!

I'm really excited to start the 2016 season! I've posted confirmed competition dates to my calendar, and will be adding more as I book them.

This year includes lots of Tour de Donuts in the US where I'll be defending my titles, ultra-distance bicycle races, marathons, eating contests, and an Ironman.

My big goal this year is to qualify for 3200 mile Race Across America (RAAM) bicycle race in 2017 as a solo rider. I'll do that by completing the 400 mile RAAM Texas Challenge in March and the 860 mile Race Across the West (RAW) in June.

I hope to see you out there on the courses this season!

Here are my next five events

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