Target, Shopping, Rain, Packing, & W.T. Mexican
Made a lunch-time run to Target today for some race supplies. Found some supreme deals on Balance Bars (80¢), Clif Bars (87¢) and best of all.....
Sweet F-ing Red Bull 4 for $5.99!!!
The absolute best price I've ever got.
Saw over at Jeff's site he was doing his shopping today too. Funny how we endurance racers all buy essentially the same stuff. Someting carb, something sweet, something salty and something to kick you square in the junk at 3:00 a.m.
Also Went to Biketek for Tubes 'cause 1. I forgot to order tubes on my last bikeman.com order and 2. Out of all the local shops they have the best price on regular ol' presta valve tubes. But damn that dude is such a wanker. As I've mentioned before I'm not sure he even rides or likes to ride. He's real good at being an ass though. Hate giving him my cash.
Then tonight I packed up some more stuff and put fresh tubes on the Salsa. Lubed chains, whiped bikes down etc.. Also rolled up a bunch of spare patched tubes. I use them as spares but for a race I like to start with virgin tubes.
Found my new race/camp vehicle...
How freakin sweet is this thing for 24 Hour camping. I love the Element but this would rock! Maybe some day. Wifey says NO WAY! But if she can drive the E. she can drive this.
Cooked up some bust-ass, whole-wheat Mexican casserole tonight. Mmmmm.
You know you want some... so here
J-Man's Mexican Whole Wheat Bust-Ass Pasta:
1 Small Ball of super low fat ground beef
(1lb. or 1/2 pound)
1 Can Kidney Beans (rinsed)
1 Can Black Beans (rinsed)
1 Packet Ortega Taco Seasoning
1 Jar Salsa
1 2 Cup Bag of Low Fat Mexican cheese
or equal size of Low Fat Velvetta
1 12 oz. bag of Whole Weat Pasta (something chunky, not spaghetti!)
1 chopped red peppers
1 chopped green pepper
1 small chopped onion
Pre-heat oven to 350., Cook pasta to your like. Sautee meat, peppers and onion. Add taco seasoning, Mix through on low heat. Add beans and a half jar salsa. Mix again. Add drained pasta and half cheese. Mix through. Top with remaining salsa and cheese. Bake in casserole for 15 min or until cheese is melted. Enjoy.
Best served with a nice Pale Ale. Tonight is Monday and a race week so a 32oz. water had to make do. Poop!
Don't ask why I felt the need to share this. Call it Taper-Boredom.
Hurricane Katrina is about to beat down on me like I'm her school-boy bitch. But at least it won't be as bad as it was down south. Feel bad for those folks. Weather sucks.