Chock Full Of Nuts In The Saddle Wednesday
Got a short, but hard paced 1:25 ride in tonight. Temps were blazing even at 5:00, but better in the woods than on the pavement. Kept the pace fast and except for slowing down for other riders on the trail I pretty much went ballz out for the 1:25. This is the last hard effort I'm gonna put in 'till Saturday.
The Dos Niner was fabulous and I'm really digging the SRAM X.0/X.9 set up I have on it. The new Fizik Nisene saddle is freaking great! To be honest I never even thought about it during the ride and that is what I want. Even sliding around to/fro in tonight's womb-like conditions left the cheeks feeling happy. More to come after Saturday's epic.
Made some bad ass Italian food tonight. Cooked up a box of Whole Wheat pasta. Used up some veggies I had in fridge including; sliced red pepper, diced baby spinach, and diced portabella mushrooms. Sauteed them up in some olive oil, added some garlic, a can of diced tomatoes, some good sauce I had left in the fridge. Then I mixed it all together with some kosher salt, red pepper flakes, pepper and some mozzarella cheese I had laying around. Yum-freaking-oh!
"You can take the boy out of the white trash, but you can't take the white trash out of the boy"
-Mike Ness, Social Distortion
Tasty stuff, and by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow it should blow my lower intestine across the room like a string of sausages out of a cannon. I call this my White Trash Pasta (even though it's not white and does not taste like trash) I call it that just 'cause I'm using up all the stuff I have laying around to make the epher and because when I talk of it I inevitably talk about a colon blow, and that's kinda trashy.
Short easy spin tomorrow followed by packing and prep for Friday's trip out to the Mohican. Let the pre race spastic colon commence!!
Coffee Observation/Rant: Call me a corporate whore, but I freaking LOVE Starbucks! Those people make some damn fine coffee. I pounded about 10 cups of Sumatra today. I'm sure there are a ton of urban hipsters out there thinking that their local bean shop sells the best, but until that bean shop has a shop inside my grocery store and I don't have to drive into the bowels of hell to get the epher, I'm going with Starbucks. And when money's tight... brew up the Chock Full Of Nuts!!
OK, I'm done. Sorry.