Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I almost for got the Cliff Crunch bar that came in the mail, I'm sure it will be good eating. Too bad my first thought was what a waste of packaging material, I don't know how many they sent out as samples but that is a lot of paper. Maybe next time just send me a coupon via email ?
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Got out for 5 miles today, my first snow run this season. My Brooks Mach 11s worked alright but figured I should prepare for worse conditions. A trip to the hardware store to get sheet metal screws and five minutes and I'm set. I use #6 x 3/8" screws and base the pattern off of the wear on the shoe. I could probably skip the heel screws now that I land mid to fore foot but I'll take the cheap insurance.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The headset is my son's Motorola MOTOROKR his is an older model but fit wise look the same. I paired the headset with my HTC Desire, he uses it with an Ipod Touch since our cat chewed up many pairs of wired ear buds. The headset fits behind your head and over the ears, it was snug on me but after a minute it was comfortable. Trying to get the photo below not so easy, shaved my head to show the headset better.
Anyway the run went well, I was expecting some bounce but it held tight once I was going. I chose to wear sunglasses just to see if it would work and it does. My running glasses have straight ear pieces so I tried a another pair of glasses at home and they fit as well. With the only drawback being I personally don't like both my ears covered I would say if you want to be cord free these are a good bet for running or walking.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Headed out on the road bike, after fixing a flat. Good cool weather except for the strong head wind coming home. Two drivers tried to see how close they could get as they passed. At least one older guy waved which almost erased the two jerks from my mind. Rear facing helmet cam in order ?
Monday, November 8, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
We went to pick pumpkins "out of the patch" at our CSA farm, Middlebury Hills. There were lots to choose from and they had a pumpkin wash tank set up so we didn't have to take the field dirt home with us. There was a carving station set up, but we told the kids they better wait if they wanted their pumpkins presentable for Halloween.
|Zack found a friendly face in the field|
|Which one did I pick? That orange one over on the right, or maybe that orange one.....|
Ginza, a hibatchi restaurant. The show is great, and so is the food. The flaming onion is always one of the most spectacular.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We grabbed a late breakfast on the way out of town at Barriques. It was good, and I ordered a miel(espresso with milk, honey and spices) and it came with a design on top. Cool! We also picked up a cheese plate for lunch later. This turned out to be a huge disappointment. It was a bunch of bread rounds, half toasted with garlic, some cherry chutney, and ONLY 3 SMALL PIECES OF CHEESE. The size of the pieces was not much bigger than I would cut at home to put out on a plate. This IS Wisconsin, and I think I deserve more cheese...especially enough to go with the amount of bread. Otherwise, don't give me so much bread! It was dry bread too; Zack the bread lover wouldn't even eat it.
The color improved during the entire trip, and the state park had great color. Unfortunately, the park was closed for the season. You would think they would stay open until the end of October to allow visitors to have services while enjoying the views from the bluffs. The pump water still worked.
Mill Bluff. 223 stone steps took us to the top of the bluff, where we hung out for awhile and enjoyed the views.
We also thought the cache was up here since it was called Mill Bluff cache, but after checking out on top and then on a trail below the bluff we knew we would have to find another bluff on the other side of the interstate.
There is a train track that goes right across the road from the park. The kids heard a train coming and watched for it. Thinking I would get a cute picture of Zack watching the train go by, I waited as it got closer...then closer....then closer....then the train and it's horn got too loud for him and he sprinted in the other direction...
After eating our small lunch, we headed over to another area of the park and hunted the cache.
On the way home we stopped at a rather unusual ice cream shop in Mauston. It advertised 24 flavors of soft serve and they had that and so much more. Most of the menus were written with marker on construction paper. I had a coconut soft serve cone.
Since it was such a warm day I thought we should eat out on a patio for supper. We headed down to State Street to The Tiki Shack. Chad and I spotted this place earlier in the summer when we saw patrons outside eating buckets full of crab legs. State Street was hopping with people eating outside, post-game Badger fans hanging out, and high school kids dressed for Homecoming Dances on their way to their dinner destinations. Chad waited patiently(?) while I took a picture with his phone.
After dinner we cruised around the Capitol to further enjoy more of the day.
Friday, September 17, 2010
This was my FIRST CENTURY! It was nice; end of the season, fairly flat, and in a beautiful area of Wisconsin.
The day before, we did some of our favorite Door County things. See Chad's post for a play-by-play!
Our hotel room was beautiful. It is the first floor suite in the picture with the porch out front.
We walked through downtown Fish Creek and picked up some fancy sparkling water to have with our other treats in the room. That is a Monster Cookie from the Pink Bakery in Egg Harbor. I think the thing weighed 2 pounds! That is a lot of frosting in there between two huge chocolate chip cookies.
Waking up in the morning, I jumped out of bed and turned on the in room fireplace to warm up. It was hard to leave the warm, wonderful room and head out into the cold early morning air. It was even harder to miss the breakfast included with the room, but we did get our on the ride snack here later.
The park in Sister Bay was a previously photographed family vacation stop, and it felt a little weird being here on bike. Most of our rest stops were quick as there was not much food to consume.
One of the strangest things I saw on the ride was a sign every mile. I haven't been on a ride before that did this. Kind of nice, I guess. You couldn't loose track of how much farther you had to go. The signs counted up in mileage until the 70 mile course joined back in and then it counted down in miles left to go.
Finally, the end came...
My first century was done, and it wasn't even bad at all.