Yesterday one of our intrepid readers posted a nice comment that read something like “coffee is for old people, do the DEW!”, which, of course, is in reference to the unnaturally green soda that is apparently fuel for people who like simultaneously experiencing the outdoors and disintegrating teeth. Personally, I have no desire to put something like that in my body. When the second ingredient on the bottle is high fructose corn syrup my liver starts acting out in defiance. The comment did raise an interesting question; is Mountain Dew really a more extreme caffeine delivery vehicle? I did a little research and it turns out that based on the average amount of caffeine in an 8oz serving, Mountain Dew has almost half of the caffeine found in typical brewed coffee (54 milligrams compared to the 95 milligrams in coffee). Which has led me to this conclusion: Mountain Dew is like riding a bike with training wheels. Those pink tassles are cute, but sooner or later you have to graduate to big boy school. The Feed:
I was waiting to throw up Portland Food and Drink’s and Cuisine Bonne Femme’s collaborative guide to sweet shops, pastries and chocolates until they had both posts up (they cover the shops from A to Z). A good guide to derail your diet right before the spring break season. Check out part 1 here and part 2 here. I’m intrigued by Cacao. Melted chocolate served in coffee cups sounds perfect right now.
Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility and core strength. Unfortunately when you weigh over 200lbs and are as functionally flexible as a cedar yoga is not the easiest thing to transition into. But I’m going to take the plunge and commit. If not for my health than at least for the girls in tight clothes cornucopia that a yoga studio represents. Anyhow, a gallery of yoga poses for cyclists. Enjoy.
Sitting at your desk annoyed at the fact it’s still cold outside? Yearning for the summer time? This isn’t going to help, but it might make you start getting on your summer planning.
Shaun White is the weirdest looking badass snowboarder around. He was on the Tonight Show with Judas the other night throwing down some knowledge about what its like to be him. Check it out here and then slam your head on the desk a couple of times to get rid of Jay Leno’s annoying voice in your ear.