Adventure: Training (Outrage)

I’m outraged. Get it? Chocolate outrage?? I told you these things are good. So chocolaty, so delicioso. Just getting to suck down one of these babies is worth any suffering on the bike. I had grand plans to get up … Read More

Adventure: Training

I made a rookie mistake. I got up and threw ingredients in my slow cooker. Red curry, coconut curry lentil stew. I turned on the slow cooker at about 7AM, so by the time I left to ride my entire … Read More

Adventure: Training

All the fuel I needed. Okay, a few observations from today’s ride. Met a guy named Lance. Not THAT Lance just another. Two people walked right out in front of me, one man, one woman, both on mobile phones. One … Read More

Adventure: Training

This was the fuel required for today’s ride. Coffee, banana, one bottle of water with Heed. Thirty ounces. That’s it. I had good legs today. Good legs means you can hammer and never pop, burn up, hit the wall, bonk, … Read More

Adventure: Training

So I did this ride twice in the last two days. There is one section where you descend a steep, rough bike path where you can easily do 30mph, and in the middle of the descent, in the shade, there … Read More

Adventure: Training Miles

Started out intending do a short ride. Wasn’t really thinking about cycling actually. Was thinking about a new adventure I’m embarking on. The miles ticked by and suddenly I was staring at a clean thirty. Then my neighbor texts and … Read More

Adventure: Santa Fe Hikes

I actually did this climb several times over the past week. Close to town, steep, good trail, great views. I’ve run this before as well, but now that I’m old and sick like the soon-to-be-eaten wildabeast stumbling near the edge … Read More

Adventure: Training

Lots and lots of training. For what? I don’t know yet. Exactly. Stuff. Things. Places. Tops of things, bottoms of things and layer upon layer of what’s in the middle. Up fairly late for me, 6:45ish. Oatmeal. Coffee. Yoga. Smoothie. … Read More

Adventure: Training Miles

So I felt like crap all day. I got up in a foul mood, which hardly ever happens. Did some email for business. Then yoga, and felt great. Smoothie. Then bike but felt horrible the entire ride. I kept thinking … Read More

Adventure: California Dreaming

Nothing major here. Just a nice, simple ride. Not too much climbing. Not too much pace. More than anything, time to think. I was hungry when I left, so it was interesting to see how hard I could go, and … Read More

Adventure: Texas River Fishing

I found the bass. No, these aren’t bass. I never said I CAUGHT the bass, but I know where they are. How do I know where they are? Because I can SEE them. Crystal clear water. A river entering a … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Chapter Five

Before I start this post I want to say something. I really like this car. The size, the layout, the driver position, driver visibility, size of the sunroof, ground clearance, real all-wheel-drive, etc. If you want a car like this … Read More

Adventure: Navigating the New Normal

I wrote this about ten days ago, but we’ve had a lot happen since then. I kinda feel like I should shorten the timeline, but I’ll let things play out a bit more. Apparently this is the week I go … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Chapter Four

I am without my new car once again. I dropped the car at the dealership effectively “bookending” my weekend with service appointments. I felt positive. They told me the service manager at this new dealership was a “Forester Whisperer,” and … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Chapter Three

Hey, you’ve had my car for two weeks. Why bother reattaching the front skid plate? It makes such a great noise banging around at highway speed…….. In the past twenty four hours I’ve spoken with TWO friends who were on … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Continues…

My new car experience is now officially dead. Just got off the phone with my insurance company, and when supplying the information for my new Subaru I was asked by the agent what model I bought. I said “Forester.” She … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare

My 2017 Forester getting towed from my house. I really wish I didn’t have to write this post, but I know some of you are also looking at Subaru, so you should know what’s happened with me before you put … Read More

Adventure: Inland Loop with Santa Ana Winds

For those of you who don’t know, several times a year we get what is called “Santa Ana Winds.” Instead of the primary wind direction coming from the ocean the current reverses and the wind comes from inland. Now, to … Read More