Friday, March 23, 2007

Getting the hell out of town

I plan on doing a little of this...

And listening to a lot of that...

getting some quality R&R my style.
I guess I 'll have to jump off the wagon for the weekend.
See ya all Later

Happy Spring

Sunday, March 18, 2007

I wish for...

Sunshine and warmer weather
so I can ride these trails. Yesterday I did my own ride
and I stopped along the way to take a peak at the trails.
I hope the trails dry up soon. I am getting bored with
riding on pavement.

Where is Spring?

Yesterday I anticipated a nice fun ride on the trails but unfortunately the Tosa trails were muddy and in no condition for riding. It was fun to ride them for awhile but a bit too messy so we called it quits. So E, Captain and I did the wonderful New Berlin Rec Trail. I was anxious to step up the pace and headed off myself West into the wind while E and Captain lolly gagged behind. It was a bit nippy but I kept up a good steady pace and that kept me pretty warm. I stopped to take this nice picture. I can't wait for warmer weather this winter has been way too long.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Clean Eating

I started to get really serious about the foods I ingest lately. I have the basic knowledge of nutrition and I know that it is important to read the food labels and so forth. I have reviewed several nutrition cookbooks and I am bent on eating more organic foods within reason. Poultry, wild game and beef can get really expensive, so it is good to know a farmer who produces a clean product. I have heard many health conscious persons discuss there take on what they think is best and what is a waste of your time or money. Sure eating organic foods or for that fact, trying to eat clean is an expensive endeavor, and this should not be so. I am not going to discuss here, why our nation is so obese and sedentary, rather I would like to introduce a positive outlook towards taking care of your body and really demonstrate how fun and easy it is once you establish yourself with some key ingredients in your cabinets. Once you have the ingredients stocked in your kitchen it is much easier to prepare good, clean healthy food. Most likely the kind of food your grandmother used to make, using ingredients form scratch and not in the form of anything pre-packaged.

I made this Super drink tonight in the blender and it sure beats drinking Endorox. Try this drink sometime and let me know what you think. I got this recipe from Chris Carmichael's Fitness Cookbook.

Oat Bran Super Drink with Almond Butter, Yogurt, and Blueberries.

Makes four 14-ounce servings
20 minutes

2 1/2 cups 1 percent milk
2 1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
1 cup ripe blueberries, or 1/3 cup frozen
4 tablespoons oat bran
3 tablespoons almond butter
5 tablespoons apricot fruit -only spread/jam
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Place all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Puree until smooth.

Nutrients: Calories 363, Carbohydrates 59 (g), Protein 16 (g), Fat 7 (g)
Per Single serving

*Energizing snack
*Replenish your depleted energy stores
*Protein provides building blocks in tissue recovery and maintain your immune system.
*Clean burning primary fuel
*Rich in Antioxidants which neutralize free radicals, which helps your energy production cells.

Got Energy?

Redo pics from weekend ride

Monday, March 12, 2007

We have finally been led out of the darkness
to enjoy the everlasting effects sunshine

We met on 59th street and

Headed West

to Pewaukee Lake

we could of kept going but
there are plenty of days ahead.
Sure was great to get out this
weekend and enjoy the fresh air
and warm temps. I think we all had a great time,
Greg, E, Captain and myself. By the way...the temps
hit 51 degrees downtown by the lake front Greg!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Ride hard, ride fast, ride Alterra!
Just want to let everyone know that the Alterra website now has a page listed for our friends to sign up for group rides. Just click on the above link and it will take you to the web page of Alterra where you can sign up.

I think this is a great feature and I hope you all join in on some of our rides. My favorite is the Thursday night rides leaving from Alterra Coffee on Prospect Ave in Milwaukee. Thursday night road rides should be starting soon so don't' be left out, sign up now!

We usually split up in two groups, A group and B group. (A) group is fast, pace usually in the 20's MPH Zone and the B Group is usually in the high teens, low 20's MPH.
We have a variety of group rides throughout the season, and not only road rides but Mountain Bike rides as well.

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Last night we all got together for Jo's Birthday at
Ricardo's Pizzeria in the 3rd Ward. I captured Jo making
a wish and thanking the wine fairy for descending on her party.

I had the waitress ( who was super fantastic in serving up the vino, my glass was never empty) take this pic before we, all got smashed.

Thankfully for that! I think we all look quite smashing.

Unfortunately, this is how I feel today. I finally got
out of bed at 4:00PM after praying to the porcelain goddess a
few times today. I Missed my ride with Captain, who happens
to be riding out to Pewaukee lake as I write this post. I seem to
enjoy Birthday Party's a bit too much. I think I need to jump on
wagon for awhile and detox. Then maybe I'll loose some of this fat
tire I put on in the last few months.