My sense of humor definitely leans towards the dry, the sarcastic, and sometimes the downright snarky.
Thus, the revelation that a sport sometimes described as an 'expensive eating disorder' fields a pro team called Jelly Belly Cycling caused me to nearly double over with mirth. Not that I have anything less than respect for the guys who ride for Jelly Belly — it's really just the juxtaposition of the phrase 'jelly belly' and the word 'cycling.'
This led me to speculate about the possibility of some kind of mythical 3-way face-off between Jelly Belly Cycling, Team McDonald's, and Team Little Debbie.
...Which seemed utterly hilarious until I realized that, wait a minute, there really is a McDonald's cycling team. Moreover, they're located right here in Kentucky.
Apparently, they're fueled by that vaunted performance snack, the Egg McMuffin. Now, I must admit that I have nothing but love for the McMuffin concept — excepting vegetarians and those who keep kosher or halal, who wouldn't like salty Canadian bacon coupled with a chewy English muffin, an egg, and some cheese-like substance? Okay, it might be better with actual cheese.
However, I can't help but think that there might be a better pre-ride meal option out there (note: my pre-ride meals are usually weird and/or terrible, and have included everything from bratwursts to a McDonald's steak-egg-and-cheese bagel, so I probably shouldn't talk).
Besides, an EMcM is only 300 calories. That means you'd need about 12 of them to fuel yourself on a really long ride.
Which, now that I think about it, doesn't sound like all that bad an idea ... at least, on a cool day.