I had an 8:30 AM meeting this morning, it was raining and I was running around looking for my rain gear (helmet cover, shoe covers, leg warmers, etc). … They will go North with me up to Door County for my century ride on Sunday but that’s another story. … I get on my bike and I start cranking it out to get into work. … I get to the first stop sign and I realize that he is in my draft. … Mike pulls out in the lead like he is going to pull for a while. … I pull out the stop and get in his draft for while then it is my turn to take lead. … I’m thinking to myself, “well, if he is going pull us at 25 MPH, I’ll pull at 25 MPH.” I’m on my commuter bike with full fenders, a rack and a 12 pound pannier with lunch, change of clothes and all my miscellany in it. I’m working hard but if we’re going to do a 25 MPH pace, then dammit, I’m going to take my pull. Suddenly Mike (as I later learn his name is) pulls along side and says, ” You do know I’m cheating don’t you?
I love making galettes – a french free-form tart. This is a peak of Summer galette made from local plums and raspberries. Once you get galette making down, you can create galettes with lots of different fillings: Apples and toasted pecans, peaches with almonds, blueberries with lemon. This takes few hours to make but much … Continue reading Plum and Raspberry Galette with Lemon Ricotta Filling
I’m sure that sport psychologists / physiologists have a name and maybe a reason for these feelings… I’m getting ready to ride the Door County Century this weekend. This means that I have spent the last couple of months riding longer rides and building up time in the saddle. I was up to about 190 … Continue reading Tired, Grumpy, Fuzzy and Twitchy
I got a new Garmin EDGE 705 bike computer about 6 weeks ago. I’ve been riding 3 or 4 times a week with Garmin and have synced to several applications and a web site. The Garmin EDGE 705 has great bells and whistles but the basic function, turn-by-turn directions, is buggy and unreliable. What I … Continue reading Garmin EDGE 705 – Bugs, Bells and Whistles
The sauce and spice mix add a little heat and sweetness to the already sweet scallops. This recipe takes about 15 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook. I served these with a cold Green and White bean salad and crostini and an Italian white wine. This serves two as a main course or … Continue reading Jim’s Fire and Wine Scallops Recipe
I get Frazz Hair when I bike. I view Frazz Hair as a measure of the quality of the ride. Good Frazz Hair means I had a good ride. This is an example of good Frazz Hair: This hair came from a beautiful ride to Paoli, WI after a Summer rain storm. The roads were … Continue reading Frazz Hair
UPDATE: June 25th. We now have 28 counties declared as disaster areas by FEMA. When we get serious Spring weather, we get weather sites that look like this: 7 Warnings, Watches and Statements on the Weather.gov forecast A weather map that is covered, jigsaw like, with areas of watches and warnings across the surrounding 25 … Continue reading Spring in Wisconsin – weather runs amok