Archive | June, 2014

Work And A Trip Down The Shore

20 Jun

Last weekend was a busy one. We had some company in town and got slews of eating/drinking and a tad of house work accomplished.

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The lady was doing a ride to get people ready for the Women’s 100 so I ventured out with my buddy Filson down the shore. The route isn’t perfect quite yet (note to self: next time stay on Piney Hollow Rd past Black Horse Pike/322 all the way to Harding Hwy/40 in order to bypass 54/12th street which is a bit busy)

Strava Route: http://www.strava.com/activities/154629175

It was slow in Camden with not many people out and about at 8am. Eventually we made it to the farmland and enjoyed the scenery. We stopped to slam some food and crush beers before heading to the beach for some Mang-O-Rita’s. we headed to grab the NJ transit home from Atlantic City to find the train we were hoping to take wasn’t leaving at that time anymore. The next train was 2 hours later so we cruised over to the casino for a couple rounds and to hit the slots.

About how we were feeling atmo

Train sign in the bathroom

Got back and did some lazy day hangs with the cats and took in the newly planted herbs.

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Philly Beer Week 2014

10 Jun

I had grand plans of actually racing on the road this weekend as there were two very close by crits in NJ. Unfortunately I got a bit sick and ended up doing exactly 0 miles the last 6days. OOF! The most productive thing I did was make it to a beer week event.

Luckily for me there is plenty of house work to do so I got on that full half force.

I got the front door finished… New hardware, new color, trim painted, and of course a sweet eBay find… cat doorbell!

Fixed a chair that has been on the agenda for a while since our cat loves to steal the rocking chair…

Finished up the back gate.

And finally bike storage in the basement>!!

After all the hard work we took a break and did some serious damage at Standard Tap’s Sour Brunch event during beer week. Ohhie I was seriously impressed. Even though its hard to swallow and Im still trying to recover, I couldn’t pass up a slew of sours. The Allagash Golden Brett colab with Victory, Free Will Kriek Lambic, and Funk Brewing Savage Sour Saison where my favorites in the sour game. The Naked Aigre Canon (saison) was excellent but not sour by any means. I think Fegley’s BrewWorks Framboise was the worst offender of the night… it reminded me of Nighttrain bum wine.

The 2014 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic & Velothon

4 Jun

Last week/end we finally moved all of our crap out of our old apartment and did the whole clean/paint/hate life trying to get our security deposit back. Fingers crossed.

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Saturday was a bit of house work and a little karaoke action (don’t worry I only heckled)

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Sunday was BRIGHT and early with a few hours of sleep for what some may say ‘The best day of the year’… the big philly pro race now dubbed ‘The Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic’ I cruised down to the art muesuem around 6:30am to meet up with the NBW/Cadence kids for the first Velothon in philly using Philly Classic course plus some dips into Fairmount Park PLUS down through the city somehow. I still don’t understand the hows or why but riding down the parkway and around city hall blocked off from traffic with the kids was amazing!

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The 5 of us started at the back and crushed past plenty of people and Id like to say all three young-guns made it up the wall passing slews of people. I didn’t know how theyd do but walking wasn’t even close to an option. I was seriously impressed.

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After the ~30mile ride we made it back to lemon hill to watch the women then men race the rest of the afternoon. I sometimes forget how many people there are in the tight-knit philly cycling scene until everyone gets together for days like this. And as usual, another great weekend.

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