It is a fight everyday before and during every ride. You, first of all, fight yourself to discover motivation in today’s busy world. You fight your mind to choose, hopefully, correct clothing that is weather appropriate. There are elements that must be battled, impacting the fights previously fought and that is the weather. That is wind, that is temperature, that is humidity. And then you must fight the means of travel, in the bicycle, to fight its durability and functionality during any adventure, We mustn’t forget of the times you fight your own mind to keep going and exceeding a goal.
It’s cool what some brands are doing with Vegan meatless and eggless substitutes. It is becoming easier than ever to be Vegetarian and even Vegan. Truly, it is easy as shit – just eat vegetables, but the majority of us have been spoiled with comfort food and ease of the fast, delicious food from murdering and torturing animals. I am extremely guilty of eating some of these Vegan, quick and easier, products, but some of them are trying to imitate too intensely. And what is up with heath of preservatives and ingredients in these products. I’ve made numerous types of Veggie burgers from scratch. Knowing what exactly is in them, eases my mind and the quality is unreal.
The other day I made a steak substitute with nothing other than a Sweet Potato, I just had trouble finding a Sweet Potato knife:)
Last night I made a late breakfast, probably because I had a few beverages and was a bit confused, but my goal was to imitate the look of dead chicken babies hatched out of a life-case that escaped a chickens ass. I did not have to wash any fecal matter away from anything. I did not have to kill anything other than the plant genocide that already took place. The plants only have a voice when we choose to speak for them. And most of us talk positively of these plants that we use and kill, sucking all of their life away.
These resilient plants have vast life in vast places as we keep murdering, they grow their armies quicker. We can only do so much as the slow-growing plant consuming army that we are. Climate change, water crisis and destruction of land helps plant armies expand slower, but we want to murder these things. And the game plan is to let them grow to consume all of them. And an upgraded game plan has been developed. There is a group that hates plants more than us adults. The problem is they are not fond of the dark and evil consumption of these plants. We need to teach these KIDS the magnitude of torture we need to afflict on these living things.
I’ve been blogging for only like five minutes, but I’ve been writing for almost ten years. I have been documenting my life since high school. It has just dawned on me recently, that I am a writer. And there’s just enough interest to prevail with succeedidy (made up word). I’m gonna (first, read a book for the first time and then) write a book.
“Goodbye my friend
I hope you are well
I’m sorry our time has run out
There’s so many stories left to tell
About our battles, losses, and victories too
My tongue hurts with the words
I never said to you”
Recipe at the end………….:)
I ordered a new bicycle Friday after getting off work. It is by far the most expensive bike that I’ve ever purchased. It is also the nicest bike that I’ve ever purchased.
The video shows the CrossRip 2, this will be my third CrossRip, so I have to go with the 3, right!? To help with funds, I will be selling my original CrossRip. I named this bike the HulkRip. The HulkRip is a 2014 CrossRip purchased in 2013. It was my real first bike and I rode the shit out of it! It has a heart of steel with durable aluminum skin. It has been through numerous wrecks and has truly survived a beating. I’ve ridden this monster just short of 8,500 km (roughly 5,300 miles). I have upgraded to a carbon fork and have rebuilt its entire drivetrain. I’m sad to see this beast go. And technically he hasn’t been sold yet;) My Sunday consists of cleaning the HulkRip up and getting ready for a sale.
I had an interesting Saturday, yesterday, of drinking a lot of beer, eating VEGAN and riding a bicycle, henceforth, VEGGHEAD BEERCYCLIST. This is who I am. I slept horribly Friday night / Saturday morning. I might as well say that I barely failed at pulling an all-nighter. I decided to give up and I made VEGAN pizza while enjoying a beer.
I don’t always drink first thing in the morning, but when I do it usually makes for an interesting day worth blogging into (onto) peoples faces.
My idea was to eat/drink and nap hard afterwards. That did not happen. I went out and rode 50km and enjoyed numerous other beers. It was hot and hydration is key and beer is a little more lively than water. It is water on steroids, basically. I stopped at a booze shop after getting into town and forgot I was a minimalist cyclist without major storage space and bought a bomber, a 4-pack and a sixer. The cashier gave my these in a paper bag inside of a plastic bag. I walked my bike home with my hydration necessities. I rested the bag handles on my handlebars to ease my travel.
The bag broke and shattered my bomber and poked a hole in one out of ten cans. I screamed mother FFFF-er. And a kind sir gentleman, working in his garage, walked out and brought my a 30-pack carton and a garbage can where we disposed of the glass and leaking beer. I continued my journey looking like a bum walking his bike after drinking 20 Busch Lights and still dragging along the last 10…. Destroying the normal label of cyclists not steeping to that level:)
At times things aren’t exactly how they appear. I dropped my luggage and bicycle off and went to hang out with some family, where I was driven back to the same liquor store to replace that imploded bomber.
I fed my (first) niece for the first time and had a great lazy day. I also attempted a tipsy Mexican Dawg (to be remastered later) What a great day!
Ketchup / Catsup is NOT allowed on any kind of hot dog / sandwich. That is the rule. Nothing beats the flavor of a raw tomato and other various VEGGIES.
Sauce-PizzaSauce,Mustard,BrownSugar,Tofu,ChipotleP,GarP,BalsamicV,Salt, Pepper,SerranoPeppers – MIX
I’m lazy most of the time and bought and used prepared Ⓥ pizza dough. I smothered that pizza dough with that heavy duty // heavy gauged pizza sauce and began creating a masterpiece! I used Cucumber, Onion, Tomato with DAIYA and pre-grilled SmartDog slices. I baked slowly before slightly broiling my pie. A little mustard to garnish and BOOM.
Everyone has their own routine when it comes to getting to work. I usually Cycle on one of my bicycles to work, but in the past on rainy days, I’ve teleported to my job acting as duct tape to reconnect my man-card. Today was an unusual rainy workday for me lately. I took my newly renewed (intact) man-card and rode my ass to work in the rain. I extremely enjoyed it as the consequences were simply wetness and awesomeness. I felt alive and more alive than I normally do. I don’t know if any readers (my pretend readers) have similar lifestyles (my pretend reader know what i am talking about), but there are a few secrets that I noticed on my damp commute today.
I normally carry work clothes in a pack (backpack) with other essential things like keys wallet and phone. My wallet is 2×3 and carries two cards with occasional cash stuffed in. I have fenders on my first (real) bike. Which today enlightened me that I need a new bike.
The heart rate being elevated before work gives me more attentive work days. Rough work days are forgotten and positively vented with harder riding after work making it vastly easier to fight the grind in the morning.
I hope y’all had an awesome weekend!
(pictures not from my wet commute)
I’m just an amateur Vegan. I do not know everything, but not relying on the processed “plant-based” (already prepared, meat substitute) food puts my tastebuds and my heart in a mad-love (freaky sex kinda mad-love) relationship. I love a good majority of those foods, but they leave my heart lighter.
Consider me a rock star Vegan with an instrument of choice being a bicycle and a beer. I don’t follow rules, and I strongly understand that recipes are guidelines that are meant to be explored and mapped just like lands of this world many years ago.
I chopped Romaine Lettuce finely. I combined Romaine, Scallions, Carrots, Black Beans, Raw Spanish Peanuts into a bowl after roasting Golden Potatoes, Fennel, Corn and Garlic lightly roasted. I also roasted some bread. And my dressing of choice was pre-made Balsamic Vinaigrette mixed with Sriracha hot sauce. It was delicious and my heart, tastebuds and tummy had a threesome.
My sense of humor even leaves myself on my toes. Happy Wednesday!
I encountered a strange different style of riding yesterday. Not so much strange, just a change of pace on a strenuous ride. I have been riding solo for the last few weeks, which happens and is totally fine. A buddy was going to commute to his new job for the first time. Which doesn’t seem like a big deal, except for it being just short of 30 miles. When I ride, I rarely start before 9am.
Yesterday, I left to meet up with my buddy at 6:12 am. When I open (for my job) I leave about the same time. On a day off, this is unheard of by me. We rode the 45 kilometers and met up with a couple of engineers who we occasionally ride with for some breakfast. I enjoyed water and a peanut butter Vegan Cliff bar.
Dude went to work and I went with the engineers and in a sense went to work. We went a little farther to stop in a little town to have a beer. Their town ordinance was not to serve alcohol before noon on Sundays, so we rode on.
We hopped on a horribly weed overgrown and sinkhole plentiful canal for roughly 55 kilometers (35 miles) where I ran out of water and snacks conveniently away from stores and non-well water. We wound up splitting up at different paces after canal departure, yet still all trying to conclude this ride without passing out on the side/middle of a road/trail from heat exhaustion.
It is extremely uncomfortable to be out of water in the heat pedaling away with your mind medaling affray almost as if your life flashing before your sweaty eyes. I guess in my defense, I didn’t exactly know where the engineers were leading me. I could have been more prepared. I’m a sucka for cold water and on longer rides, I fill up my water bottle somewhat regularly with ice. I might start bringing two, but I normally know where I’m going.
The point of my story is to keep an open mind. You never truly learn anything unless you occasionally jump into something blind. Routines are great, but changing them up from time to time has benefits.
If a bartender gives you a homemade pickle and it is amazing, take a shot of that pickle juice!
And according to Untappd, I experienced my first ever Old Milwaukee. I do not recommend experiencing an Old Milwaukee.
I do condone experiencing this track of music via YouTube link:
Good people drink good beer.
I’ve been hooked on fire and regular Funyuns lately. I probably enjoy half of a serving weekly, recently. I’m not a god hating person, but I believe in science over guessing. Facts trump beliefs and are a no-brainer.
I do not want to get into beliefs, but there is nothing wrong with having faith and assumptions based upon lack of facts. Religion has been such a factor in straight history, but I’m talking at the lowest level.
And what I’m trying to say is, that I believe it is unhealthier being stressed out after digging and digging for every single ingredient, to consuming a small amount of egg whites. This is my Evolution that truly makes sense to me. Again, putting straight cheese or eggs onto or into something is not what I’m talking about.
I utilized ingredients and ultimately do not order around steps. I want people to be influenced to do something amazing, or simply eat smart.