Tuesday, October 30, 2007

For Hire 2008

I am looking for a water boy.


Ambidextrous and multi task oriented.

Must be able to read my mind

Quick on the feet and able to run to various locations of a race course

eye candy looks preferred, athletic type highly desirable.

must be able to work for free and be available at a drop of a dime.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fall can't get any better than this

Saturday's Girl ride at John Muir was a blast thanks to Regina who managed to organize 10 women from over a hundred mile radius to get together and ride. E-mails went out this past week fine tuning the details and all of us were crossing our fingers that the weather would hold out. We even had a plan B if the trails were closed and opt for a road ride instead. The morning started off a bit chilly but as the day progressed the sun popped out and the ride through the woods was truly a perfect fall day and you could not of asked for anything better than this.

Regina grand po pa!







Claire fashionably late

Amy right on time to even beat Claire

Lori guest appearance

Left to right
Amy D, Lori, Amy, Rachael, Claire, Amelia, me, Brittany

Washington Park Halloween Cross

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Ding Dong


Captain and I usually shag out on our neighborhood trick or treat. We went out for dinner and did a few errands and was looking forward to putting up our feet on the sofa and relaxing. Then the door bell rings, ding dong. We opened the door and it was out little friends Emily and Lauren. Looks to me like they had enough treats and it was time to let them in and score on some of their candy.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Let's say it was a good turn out last night and too many stories to tell. I'll let these guys speak for themselves.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thursday Night Ride

Meeting place: Tosa Bridge 6:00PM

Group Ride Details : Tosa Trails

Ride Date: Thursday Night 10/25/2007

Ride Type: Mountain Bike or whatever

Meeting Place: Wauwatosa Bridge across the street from Noodles & Company address: 7700 West State Street, Wauwatosa

Ride Start Time: 6:00PM

Pace: moderate

Distance: 20-30 miles

Message: Charge up your lights and join us for some fun trail riding.

See you there !

After the ride head to Tyrines for some grub and cheer!

Post Ride Menu:

Whole wheat spaghetti with italian red sauce and ground turkey

Red wine

Lake Front Beer

Bring something to pass:

garlic bread


more wine


let me know!
Anyone interested in leaving from Tyrine's home can meet us there after 5:00PM. We plan on leaving for the trails by 5:45 from our house. Specific directions please e-mail me. or call us.

Monday, October 22, 2007


action causes more trouble than thought
alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionaries
all things are delicately interconnected
ambition is just as dangerous as complacency
ambivalence can ruin your life a little knowledge can go a way
a lot of professionals are crackpots
a man can't know what it is to be a mother
a name means a lot just by itself
a positive attitude means all the difference in the world
a relaxed man is not necessarily a better man
a sense of timing is the mark of genius
a sincere effort is all you can ask
a single event can have infinitely many interpretations
a solid home base builds a sense of self
a strong sense of duty imprisons you
absolute submission can be a form of freedom
abstraction is a type of decadence
abuse of power comes as no surprise
an elite is inevitable
anger or hate can be a useful motivating force
animalism is perfectly healthy
any surplus is immoral
anything is a legitimate area of investigation
artificial desires are despoiling the earth
at times inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning
at times your unconsciousness is truer than your conscious mind
automation is deadly
awful punishment awaits really bad people
bad intentions can yield good results
being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular
being happy is more important than anything else
being judgmental is a sign of life
being sure of yourself means you're a fool
believing in rebirth is the same as admitting defeat
boredom makes you do crazy things
calm is more conductive to creativity than is anxiety
categorizing fear is calming
change is valuable when the oppressed become tyrants
chasing the new is dangerous to society
children are the most cruel of all
children are the hope of the future
class action is a nice idea with no substance
class structure is as artificial as plastic
confusing yourself is a way to stay honest
crime against property is relatively unimportant
decadence can be an end in itself
decency is a relative thing
dependence can be a meal ticket
description is more important than metaphor
deviants are sacrificed to increase group solidarity
disgust is the appropriate response to most situations
disorganization is a kind of anesthesia
don't place to much trust in experts
drama often obscures the real issues
dreaming while awake is a frightening contradiction
dying and coming back gives you considerable perspective
dying should be as easy as falling off a log
eating too much is criminal
elaboration is a form of pollution
emotional responses ar as valuable as intellectual responses
enjoy yourself because you can't change anything anyway
ensure that your life stays in flux
even your family can betray you
every achievement requires a sacrifice
everyone's work is equally important
everything that's interesting is new
exceptional people deserve special concessions
expiring for love is beautiful but stupid
expressing anger is necessary
extreme behavior has its basis in pathological psychology
extreme self-consciousness leads to perversion
faithfulness is a social not a biological law
fake or real indifference is a powerful personal weapon
fathers often use too much force
fear is the greatest incapacitator
freedom is a luxury not a necessity
giving free rein to your emotions is an honest way to live
go all out in romance and let the chips fall where they may
going with the flow is soothing but risky
good deeds eventually are rewarded
government is a burden on the people
grass roots agitation is the only hope
guilt and self-laceration are indulgences
habitual contempt doesn't reflect a finer sensibility
hiding your emotions is despicable
holding back protects your vital energies
humanism is obsolete
humor is a release
ideals are replaced by conventional goals at a certain age
if you aren't political your personal life should be exemplary
if you can't leave your mark give up
if you have many desires your life will be interesting
if you live simply there is nothing to worry about
ignoring enemies is the best way to fight
illness is a state of mind
imposing order is man's vocation for chaos is hell
in some instances it's better to die than to continue
inheritance must be abolished
it can be helpful to keep going no matter what
it is heroic to try to stop time
it is man's fate to outsmart himself
it is a gift to the world not to have babies
it's better to be a good person than a famous person
it's better to be lonely than to be with inferior people
it's better to be naive than jaded
it's better to study the living fact than to analyze history
it's crucial to have an active fantasy life
it's good to give extra money to charity
it's important to stay clean on all levels
it's just an accident that your parents are your parents
it's not good to hold too many absolutes
it's not good to operate on credit
it's vital to live in harmony with nature
just believing something can make it happen
keep something in reserve for emergencies
killing is unavoidable but nothing to be proud of
knowing yourself lets you understand others
knowledge should be advanced at all costs
labor is a life-destroying activity
lack of charisma can be fatal
leisure time is a gigantic smoke screen
listen when your body talks
looking back is the first sign of aging and decay
loving animals is a substitute activity
low expectations are good protection
manual labor can be refreshing and wholesome
men are not monogamous by nature
moderation kills the spirit
money creates taste
monomania is a prerequisite of success
morals are for little people
most people are not fit to rule themselves
mostly you should mind your own business
mothers shouldn't make too many sacrifices
much was decided before you were born
murder has its sexual side
myth can make reality more intelligible
noise can be hostile
nothing upsets the balance of good and evil
occasionally principles are more valuable than people
offer very little information about yourself
often you should act like you are sexless
old friends are better left in the past
opacity is an irresistible challenge
pain can be a very positive thing
people are boring unless they are extremists
people are nuts if they think they are important
people are responsible for what they do unless they are insane
people who don't work with their hands are parasites
people who go crazy are too sensitive
people won't behave if they have nothing to lose
physical culture is second best
planning for the future is escapism
playing it safe can cause a lot of damage in the long run
politics is used for personal gain
potential counts for nothing until it's realized
private property created crime
pursuing pleasure for the sake of pleasure will ruin you
push yourself to the limit as often as possible
raise boys and girls the same way
random mating is good for debunking sex myths
rechanneling destructive impulses is a sign of maturity
recluses always get weak
redistributing wealth is imperative
relativity is no boon to mankind
religion causes as many problems as it solves
remember you always have freedom of choice
repetition is the best way to learn
resolutions serve to ease our conscience
revolution begins with changes in the individual
romantic love was invented to manipulate women
routine is a link with the past
routine small excesses are worse than then the occasional debauch
sacrificing yourself for a bad cause is not a moral act
salvation can't be bought and sold
self-awareness can be crippling
self-contempt can do more harm than good
selfishness is the most basic motivation
selflessness is the highest achievement
separatism is the way to a new beginning
sex differences are here to stay
sin is a means of social control
slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison
sloppy thinking gets worse over time
solitude is enriching
sometimes science advances faster than it should
sometimes things seem to happen of their own accord
spending too much time on self-improvement is antisocial
starvation is nature's way
stasis is a dream state
sterilization is a weapon of the rulers
strong emotional attachment stems from basic insecurity
stupid people shouldn't breed
survival of the fittest applies to men and animals
symbols are more meaningful than things themselves
taking a strong stand publicizes the opposite position
talking is used to hide one's inability to act
teasing people sexually can have ugly consequences
technology will make or break us
the cruelest disappointment is when you let yourself down
the desire to reproduce is a death wish
the family is living on borrowed time
the idea of revolution is an adolescent fantasy
the idea of transcendence is used to obscure oppression
the idiosyncratic has lost its authority
the most profound things are inexpressible
the mundane is to be cherished
the new is nothing but a restatement of the old
the only way to be pure is to stay by yourself
the sum of your actions determines what you are
the unattainable is invariable attractive
the world operates according to discoverable laws
there are too few immutable truths today
there's nothing except what you sense
there's nothing redeeming in toil
thinking too much can only cause problems
threatening someone sexually is a horrible act
timidity is laughable
to disagree presupposes moral integrity
to volunteer is reactionary
torture is barbaric
trading a life for a life is fair enough
true freedom is frightful
unique things must be the most valuable
unquestioning love demonstrates largesse of spirit
using force to stop force is absurd
violence is permissible even desirable occasionally
war is a purification rite
we must make sacrifices to maintain our quality of life
when something terrible happens people wake up
wishing things away is not effective
with perseverance you can discover any truth
words tend to be inadequate
worrying can help you prepare
you are a victim of the rules you live by
you are guileless in your dreams
you are responsible for constituting the meaning of things
you are the past present and future
you can live on through your descendants
you can't expect people to be something they're not
you can't fool others if you're fooling yourself
you don't know what's what until you support yourself
you have to hurt others to be extraordinary
you must be intimate with a token few
you must disagree with authority figures
you must have one grand passion
you must know where you stop and the world begins
you can understand someone of your sex only
you owe the world not the other way around
you should study as much as possible
your actions are pointless if no one notices
your oldest fears are the worst oneslong

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cooking up a storm

Dried Fruit Stuffed Pork Loin
Copyright 2000 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved
Food 911
Tyler's Hometown Church Buffet

1/4 pound dried apricot halve
1/4 pound dried figs
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup chicken broth, low sodium
4 fresh sage leaves
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 pounds pork loin, boneless
Vegetable oil
Fresh herbs, such as parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

In a saucepan, combine apricots, figs and raisins over medium heat. Add apple juice and chicken broth. Add sage, butter, ginger, garlic, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the fruits are reconstituted and the liquid is reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Transfer the fruit mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until thick and smooth. Carve a tunnel through the center of the loin with a sharpening steel or wooden dowel. Widen the tunnel using your fingers. Inject the sauce into the opening using a pastry bag fitted with a metal tip. The filling should go all the way through the loin. Rub the pork all over with oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Sear the pork on a hot grill on all sides then transfer to a large baking pan. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the roast registers 160 degrees F, about 35 to 45 minutes. Transfer pork roast to a cutting board; let stand 10 minutes before carving into pinwheels. Serve with pan juices.
We enjoyed the roast but found the figs over powered the taste of the apricots and raisins. I also added dried cherries. This did not take too long to make and having the new food processor sure makes cooking a breeze now. Next time we will try a different stuffing but this was a tasty dish.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Glacial Blue Night Ride TONIGHT

Come join us for a really fun workout on the Glacial Blue Trails tonight out in West Bend. HWY 45 North, Exit Hwy D and go left (West). Trail Head is off to the left on D

6:00PM Start

See Team Pedal Moraine Blog Here

I have room for one in our toaster, call me

Monday, October 15, 2007


I am starting to get ready for winter season riding and thanks to all my WORS peeps I decided to keep the old MTB which turns out to be a great idea. Having a winter bike means I don't have to worry too much about beating it up or taking too many spills. I headed down to Ben's tonight so Captain could put on my new SRAM cassette that I won at the Cheq Fat Tire race. I was surprised to see I also have a new set of tires on so I am good to go. The frame on this bike is just a tad smaller which helps with climbing but I am sure it will be a huge difference from the epic. The motivation is back and I am excited for the next big race at Iceman on November 10th.
Nothing like a new clean shiny cassette.

Vince bought the building across the street for a new addition to his Bike Store and it is in the works of a major remodel. I thought we had projects but this looks like a doozy. Once it is all together I am sure it will be pretty slick.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A blast from the past

I got a call from an old high school friend telling me she is having another one of her kick ass parties this weekend. Marlene lives in the hip 3rd ward in one of those trendy condos that over look the river. Captain and I always love a good party especially seeing old friends. There is nothing like reliving the 80's and all those bitter sweet memories of distant past. Yes, I grew up in the age when we fashioned the REAL MULLET and it is still going strong among some of us.

The Hostess, Marlene

One of my coolest friends Greg who always lives on the cutting edge.

Still a fashion statement

The beer of the 80's

The weekend was so long without a WORS race and it sure was nice to get a few things done and enjoy life, which I do have aside from the bike. I made another pot of chili this time which is a real good basic recipe with ground turkey instead of ground beef. I would love to share this with everyone, but it look s like a lot of rain this week and trail riding may be impossible. We continued to kept busy doing chores around the house and that never ending bathroom remodel project that keeps hanging on forever it seems. I told Captain the medicine chest needs to be a bit lower so more demolition continued.

Window washer for hire
I was able to sneak in a nice long MTB ride Saturday morning after I finished cleaning all the windows on the inside of the house. The weather was perfect and the trails were in the best shape. Fall adds icing on the cake for riding and it was sure a pleasure to ride and enjoy the fitness I have. I think you can take for granted race after race what fun riding can be with the number plate off.

New Bridge Crossings in a few areas where it tends to mud up is a sure welcome.

Keeping up on the skills and some areas of the tosa trails requires good balance along the ledges of the river. It appears it is easier to get more aggressive when I am covered up from head to toe with cool weather riding gear which protects your skin. I ran up along a few trees with my shoulders and arms that for sure would of been some good scrapes without the clothing on to protect them.