How Good Are You at Inference? Take This Fun Quiz and Find Out!

07.1.2005 | 12:14 am

Here’s a fun little quiz you can take to see how good you are at inference! Read the first steps in the following story and see if you can guess what happens in the last step.
  1. The Fat Cyclist skipped both breakfast and lunch today because he had Very Important Deadlines to meet at work.
  2. When the Fat Cyclist gets stressed, he likes to graze, and usually not on healthy things.
  3. At the company where the Fat Cyclist works, there is a tradition that on the anniversary of your hire date, you are to bring in M&Ms in the equivalent number of pounds for how many years you have worked at the company.
  4. The person 3 doors down from the Fat Cyclist is celebrating her 14-Year anniversary at the company today, creating an evidently never-ending supply of easily-accessible free chocolate.
  5. ????

Was that too easy? Here’s another:

  1. The Fat Cyclist comes from a long line of talented improvisational cooks. Ie, his mother is able to create something good to eat no matter what is in the pantry. So is his grandma. So is he.
  2. The Fat Cyclist’s 9-yr-old son seems to have inherited this knack.
  3. Seeking to develop this skill, the Fat Cyclist’s son checked a cookbook for kids out of the library yesterday.
  4. Last night, the 9-yr-old made parmesan popcorn — basically, popcorn sprinkled with butter and then shaken with parmesan cheese.
  5. The 9-yr-old does not care for the popcorn he has made and does not eat it.
  6. The Fat Cyclist likes parmesan cheese. And he likes popcorn. And he really likes butter.
  7. ????

Gee, I wonder what my weight will be tomorrow.


Today’s Weight: 172.8


Bonus Weight-Obsessed-Cyclist Bloggage:  Terry Heatlie explains why weight matters so much to cyclists. I had to read this verrrrrry slowly to understand it (and had to read some parts twice), but found it really cool that someone has gone to the trouble to figure out — and more importantly, explain — what’s going on when a cyclist climbs a hill, and why weight matters so much.


  1. Comment by JewishGirl16 | 07.1.2005 | 2:05 am

    Its really awesome that you are taking losing weight so serriously, I used to be "fat" but I also went on a diet and I lost 48 lbs in 5 1/2 months. I would like to congradulate and wish you well! ~justmyluck~

  2. Comment by Unknown | 07.1.2005 | 3:28 pm

    I’m generally pretty good at inference. I think I know what happened. Same thing happens to me when there’s food around my office. Anyway, I found you by the link from Laura Lemay’s blog, and I’ve enjoyed reading your stories. So I added a link to you from my blog so I can follow the story and see how your race goes.

  3. Comment by Unknown | 07.1.2005 | 4:13 pm

    let’s see how much this matters to fat people like you and me and the kind of events we do. let’s say you can ride the leadville 100 in 10 hours. let’s say you, as your new friend Terry so tightly put it, lose a few lbs (by whatever means). you now go about 1% faster. but only on the uphills (which are frequent at leadville, admittedly), since that’s the only time terry says weight matters, so not 1% of your total time. if your total time is 600 minutes, but your uphill time is only, say 500 minutes (a wild-ass guess), 1% of 500 minutes is 5 minutes. congratulations, you will now finish the leadvill 100 in 9 hours and 55 minutes.dude. eat more cheese.


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