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Monday, May 21, 2007

Wicky, wicky weekend.

Weekend was good. Friday after work we went to the dog park. It’s weird how different the dog park is in the spring compared to the summer. In the spring, the same dogs are always there, in the summer you never know what you are going to get but you certainly get a lot more timid dog owners who are afraid of other dogs or they have dogs with issues that in turn don’t like other dogs. It can be frustrating at times. After that, we went with some friends (names withheld to protect the innocent) to dinner at Abuelos. Abuelos is awesome. The food fills a void long missing in Madison, decent chain-style Mexican food, as Pedros dominates this market but their food sucks. So if you miss Chi-Chi’s, don’t worry, this is similar but much, much better! Afterwards I was a participant in a 4-player Uno game that lasted over an hour.

Saturday I got up way too early. It was Tour De Cure day. Unfortunately the Tour started really early so no basketball for me. We got there and signed in and I got some coffee. We were ready for 100k. I told Jess that I was going to try and go out with a fast group if there was one and then I’d wait at the first rest stop like 16 miles in. So I got to the front and wasn’t riding very hard and I rode everyone off my wheel. I waited and a couple guys started riding and I decided at that point that if that was going to be the fast group, well there wasn’t a point. 12 old guys on $5000 tri bikes isn’t a very fun pack. I didn’t wait long though, Jess is a hammer this year and I got we all got in a good ride. The course is pretty boring and almost an out and back so the last 25 miles were into some form of a 20mph headwind. I pulled hard and felt pretty good and the Wolf pulled pretty hard as well. About a half hour after we were done though, I felt awful and my asthma flared up, first time in a long time I had to recover myself with the inhaler. Congrats to Dennis and Cheri and Jess and Hez, all doing some of their longest rides ever. It was a fun day with awesome people.

We went home and chilled, then called up a couple friends for some euchre and Bohnanza. It was a nice relaxing evening and I stayed up too late. Oh yeah on Saturday at some point our furnace blew out, more than just a fuse, so now we have no AC. As much as I like fresh air, sleeping with the windows open messes with my allergies and I’ve been kinda stuffy ever since. Sunday we got up too early. Didn’t do much all morning and went out to Jess’ cousins’ house in the afternoon for a nice family event. Good eats and more good people and fun times! Sunday night was zone time. Watched the Simpsons and Family Guy for the first time in ages.

Today has been blah! Lots of work. I’ve been commuting to work every day on one of my bicycles but today I decided to take it to the next level and run errands by bike. Rode 3 or 4 miles over to Great Clips and got my hair cut and then over to Walgreens and then back to work, all in less than an hour and probably about 7 miles. I am sketchy as hell on my fixie though. After work the bark park was lame. Went out and rode with the Longs and Danielsons and then went to the Dane for a bite. A pretty decent evening, especially on a Monday. The Brewers are on now and Prince just rocked the house!

So it sounds like WORS season is well under way. I honestly thought I’d miss it more than I do, but I hardly gave it more than a fleeting thought yesterday and when I did it was mostly wondering to myself how Jerry and the others did. Jerry is tearing things up this year on the road and it sounds like that is now translating into some solid mountain biking. All in time for him to move away. And he's even getting some good pub (scroll down on the link.) Two people I've ridden with in one link!

One more link, this is the offical desert of the Larson household. Check the nutrition information once, it has far less calories and fat than other ice creams for the same serving size, these taste like overloaded blizzards and aren't nearly as bad as you'd think. Awesome!


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