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Mileage update:

1/20    5.2
1/21    5.2
1/22    6.7
1/23    5.2
1/24    4.5
1/25    5
1/26    27.3
1/27    24.8
1/28    10.4
1/29    5.2
1/30    5.2

Total:   105

Total for ’09:   318.5

I am linking to this song because supposedly if I do, $5 will be donated to the Best Friends Animal Society, by her label Anti. I think that’s pretty cool. Also, Neko Case is great!

Download “People Gotta Lotta Nerve”

I never knew! It should have been obvious.

There’s been a bunch of frozen bananas in the freezer for a while now (six months or more? possibly an old roommates?) that I just kept avoiding because I didn’t know what to do with them. Well, I was moved by kmouse’s smoothie from a few days ago to throw a few of them in my housemate’s Magic Bullet, along with some OJ, soymilk, agave, and vanilla. It was like an orange julius milkshake, but better.


Note the free-standing spoon.

I made another sans OJ, but with cocoa powder that was equally good. Now that I think about it the cocoa and OJ might be good together…

I just tried out my x-mas gift for the first time tonight, with great success. I made VCON’s Curried Udon Noodle Stir-Fry. I’ve yet to make seitan from scratch, but I love the curried canned stuff from the oriental market so I used that instead. I also threw in some mushrooms for good measure. I apologize beforehand for the crappy flash photography, it was dark out!

Udon noodles and my new bamboo chopsticks.

A curry roux.

“One of these things just doesn’t belong here…”

The wok in full effect.

It was dang good, I had seconds.

I painted my bike this weekend!
I’m pretty stoked on how it turned out. I just cut out a few different stencils and sprayed three different colors.


My mileage for this week:
1/13/9 5.2
1/14/9 10.7
1/15/9 13.2
1/16/9 14.4
1/17/9 2
1/18/9 18.1
1/19/9 5.5

Total for ’09: 213.5

So here’s my first weeks tally:
1/5     7.8
1/6      9.2
1/7     10.7
1/8      10.2
1/9      11.7
1/10    4
1/11    38.2
1/12   15.2

During the week everything was pretty much school or work-related, with a couple rides just for fun. Then on Sunday I rode up to Atascadero and hung out for a bit. You get to go through this sweet tunnel under the freeway at the bottom of the grade.

Riding up and at the top. It was windy as all hell.

I was stoked to ride down 41 for the first time to the ocean. It was a pretty sweet cruise, all downhill from about 1,500 feet.
I got on the road about 9:00 this morning to ride back to SLO and it was even windier than yesterday. I almost got blown off the road once.. Then I start to hear a funny noise and sure enough a few miles past Morro Bay my chain totally busts. But it worked out as  I was able to hitch a ride into town pretty quickly quick in the back of this nice older lady’s truck, which was really fun and illegal but it was her idea.
So week one is a grand total of 107 miles!
I was hoping I would get about 100 a week to keep it interesting. I hope this wind doesn’t stick around much longer though.

I made my first green smoothie today, compliments of my housemate’s new Magic Bullet.

That is blueberries, a banana, spinach, a tangerine, agave nectar, and water.

Very tasty.

“Where’s the algae?!”

Total for ’09 37.4 miles

Bike ride to Cayucos and back.. I need to remember to take some pics next time. What good is a blog with no pics!? All-in-all a pretty successful winter vacation, not to mention the ride down to Huntington.

So I’m going to keep track of all the miles I ride this year, even little stuff like daily trips to school and the grocery store. I’ll also be posting stuff about food, again hopefully with pics if I can get that figured out. Also expect other rants and things I need to get off my chest.

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