My Foolproof Diet Trick – WWBD?

As you may be aware, my fellow locomotive engineer has recently admitted to driving the morning express to Fattytown.

Since excessive weight gain is not conducive to the raison d’etre of this blog, which of course is to get girls, I feel compelled to lend a hand by offering my foolproof (or fool-something) diet trick.


This is Bjarne Riis. He won Le Tour in 1996. As you can see by the photo, he was seriously skinny in those days. If you ride 50,000km each year, you can eat whatever you please.

He was also seriously full of red blood cells.

Can you spell E-R-Y-T-H-R-O-P-O-I-E-T-I-N?

Post retirement from professional racing, Bjarne started managing a cycling team. He spent most days hanging around with people who eat a lot.

“Bjarne, would you like another pastry?”

“Don’t mind if I do!”

Bjarne stacked on a few kilograms.

In the photo on the right, a concerned Frank Schleck looks on as Bjarne behaves like a jolly fat man.

Bjarne saw what had happened and went on a super diet.

The newly re-skinny Bjarne Riis was unveiled at this year’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege ( a bike race where his team was competing). What a Tiger!

My suggestion to TTTE is to try my approach. Before each meal I ask “what would Bjarne do?”. WWBD?

Bjarne is not unreasonable, he’ll let me have ice cream if I’ve had a small dinner. Bjarne lets me have a few snacks during the day.

Bjarne says yes to gin, but maybe not so much tonic.


5 thoughts on “My Foolproof Diet Trick – WWBD?”

  1. I’ve never seen a man riding a bike with pink forks before this. This looks like a Pinarello that you see around occasionally, but it invariably has a girl attached to it or lurking close by. Perhaps this is a carefully crafted strategy to meet women.. “oh, excuse me – is that your bike? Oh, apologies, I have one just the same.”


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