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Topic: the lethal dose of caffeine (Ironman-Hawaii) (4 msgs / 70 lines)
1) From: Dona & Terry McVay
Um, Ed, that might well have been my little brother.  A few years ago he 
competed in the Ironman
race here in Kona, and was trying to figure out what he could carry with 
him on the third (marathon)
leg of the race.  Some friend of his with even less intelligence suggested 
roasted coffee beans as
the perfect solution, lightweight, and everyone knows how much of an energy 
boost a great cup of
coffee can be!  So he did, and after the race officials called my house at 
two in the morning to come
collect him, he spent the next three days in my basement, hopefully 
de-toxing (he won't say)....
Terry McVay
Nursing an ancient Hearthware Precision
At 12:48 AM 1/11/2005 -0500, you wrote:
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2) From: Ed Needham
A few coffee beans seem to have about the same punch as a whole cup of 
coffee to me.  I could not imagine how it would make me feel to eat even a 
half a cup of beans.  Too much caffeine is not a good feeling.
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Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"
ed at homeroaster dot com
(include [FRIEND] somewhere in the subject line of any email correspondence)
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3) From: AlChemist John
I learned that at the PNWG II.  I literally felt hung over for two 
days.  Way to much foreign compounds in my system.  Caffeine is a drug, no 
doubt about it IMO.
Sometime around 18:49 1/12/2005, Ed Needham typed:
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AlChemist at large
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4) From: Les
I learned this too Alchemist!  I was pretty wasted on caffeine and
rich food!  I also think we got a bit dehydrated by not having more
water in front of us to drink.  Next time, I am going to bring a few
cases of bottled water and ice.  I don't think I drank much except
coffee that day.  I really should have had more water to drink.
Les
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 19:54:46 -0800, AlChemist John  wrote:
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