RIP, Anthony Bourdain.
Once, many years ago, in a culinary career attempt, Anthony Bourdain was most inspiring to me-influencing realism and motivation to be oneself.
Coconut milk, Chipotle Powder, Jalapeño, Carrot, Onion, Peppers, Black & Red Beans, Ⓥ Chorizo and Corn were simmered. No additional seasonings were added other than the Chipotle Powder. Refried Beans were stirred in. Daiya was generously dumped in with fresh Cilantro.
With Tortilla Chips tucked underneath the Beanan Daiya, Avocado, Pico de Gallo, Jalapeño and Scallions accented and garnished this delicious plate.
Chips were scooped heavy and good Beer was had.
Hey, Hey! Holy Cow! Let’s Go!
The Chicago CUBS did it in my lifetime. They have won it all and beat everyone else. There are many of people I am saddened by that could not witness this championship. I need to do one up on just celebrating. This team/club, the Chicago Cubs, have inspired myself to finally do something I’ve always wanted to do…Upgrade my adventurism.
My Solo Cubs Parade is survival. It is athleticism. It is thinking ahead of the traffic. It is a celebration.
Lack of vacation days and common sense took my original idea and threw it out the window. Starting at home instead of the Wisconsin/Illinois border riding through the Illinois/Kentucky border will not work for me. I have to be smart about planning and also realistic. I guess originally planned, it would be around 1,000 km which would decipher into around 625 miles. That would consist of consecutive century (100+ miles) rides. I can ride a century, but not too sure five in a row is even possible for me.
I currently have roughly 750 km (470ish miles) to go in five days with a six-hour train ride. Also, a safety plan incase I get into a bind. I plan on staying in hotels and experiencing three breweries. I plan on experiencing the land of Illinois and towing the pride of the Chicago Cubs VICTORY with me. I want to push my limits and do something cool. I truly want to celebrate in a unique way that I can forever cherish.
Hopefully this will be happening in April. It depends on when vacation is blacked out with my real job. I have time to think and perfect. I have time to try to save money. I need extra motivation and possibly some funds. Eating Vegan along the way will not be cheap. Gear is gonna have to be purchased, as well.
I’m excited and will blog my way through it with glorious pictures and improper english. If you like my concept, please help my cause and support me with a dollar or two. It would mean a lot!