Friday, June 20, 2008

My kind of energy bar

From the New York Times :

The combination of protein with carbohydrates is particularly important, he said, ensuring that the blood sugar boost from the carbohydrates isn’t too rapid, and that it lingers, providing energy for a longer period of time. The salt is equally essential, he said, because a cyclist can lose so much sodium through sweat.

His recipe for sushi rice bars:

3 cups medium-grain Calrose or sushi rice, cooked

6 eggs

Soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos (a soybean-based liquid protein concentrate)

A handful of prosciutto or cooked bacon


Balsamic vinegar

Scramble the eggs with the soy sauce or the Braggs Aminos. (“The guys like the flavor of the Braggs better than the soy,” Mr. Lim said.) Add the prosciutto or bacon. Pile the rice, eggs and pork into a 6-by-9-inch pan. Pour a small amount of balsamic vinegar and soy on top. Salt to taste. Mix and mash into the pan. Let sit for 20 minutes, then, using a silicon spatula (“anything else and the rice will stick,” Mr. Lim said) cut it into 1 1/2-inch squares. Wrap in foil. Yields about 24.

As a sweet alternative, use “a big jar of Nutella, a bunch of all-natural peanut butter and the same amount of rice,” Mr. Lim said.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Trail Ride : 3 Corner Rock

Team Wreck voyaged to 3 Corner Rock for the first time this season, finding it steep, overgrown, rocky, painful at times but also super fun.

This little bridge is new. The first time I walked it. On the way back I tried it and did a slow motion endo into the mud. Then I tried again and made it.

Unfamiliar scat. Cougar or bear maybe?

Each climb seemed harder than the one before.

3 Corner Rock in the distance. We made it kind of close to the road, which is near the tree line but the number of downed trees up there turned us back. Plus we were tired.

Crossing Stebbins Creek.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Guest Post : ConspiraSteve

Much has been made of late of my prescient predictions, well thought out political opinions, lack of thought to the feelings of others, (that being from my wife), sculpted bike calves and my thoughts on the absolute certainties in life. Which brings us to the here and know/now. My good friend The White (certainly of high caliber morality and wisdom) R Kelley, here on in known as "Dawhite", has asked me to opine on his blog. Let's give a little background on myself shall we? No you say? That won't be necessary you say? Good, I do not know you, or the people who will be genius enough to take it upon themselves to take the time out of their day to enlighten themselves to my opines. Here on in to be referred to as "Opinions". My entries, for future reference, will be about roughly the first sentence. Though I reserve the right to change the first sentence at a moments notice, therefore not rendering this sentence moot. I will do my best not to throw out my self imposed rule of the first sentence, while observing the right to adhere to the last sentence at any time. You have been forewarned.
Next week: Will David Stern allow Kobe to be fouled in the last five minutes of a game?

Trail ride this Sunday

Polo Haus, 9:30 am. Last Sunday was super fun and we welcomed a few new members to Team Wreck : Peaches, Boston Jeff, Tiger Tom and the inimitable Dawn Riddle. This weekend we may move beyond Scappoose and head out to Hospital Hill or 3 Corner Rock. Bring at least $5 for gas, water, snacks and a towel.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Rickreall Open V

This Open promises to be the best yet. Scheduled for July 25-27 this year to intersect with the Sesqicentennial of the Farmer Family Farm. That will be fun, plus this year I've decided to make it a real race, with a real prize, a ticket to Chicago to compete in the NACCC while flying the Team WRECK colors. I haven't settled on a format yet but I'm thinking about an omnium that features a rural alleycat that involves climbing through barns, a time trial through the woods, extreme bocce ball and speed scrabble. I think that covers the skills necessary to succeed in a championship race in Chicago.
Also, I'm done with Rootbeer Schnapps. The new midnight drink is the 44 Cordial.

Trail Ride This Sunday

Meet at the Polo Haus (NE 14th and Killingworth) at 9:00 for a 9:30 departure. We'll vote with our gas money but I'm in favor of somewhere we haven't been in awhile, maybe 3 Corner Rock or Surveyor's Ridge.