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Day Forty Nine

Saturday, October 26, 2013

2nd time this season on “The World Famous Simi Ride”. Faster than two weeks ago, for sure.  No worries on the 1st half, but I did a lot of chasing on the 2nd half of Mulholland and that’s a painful place to be.  I always get a better workout than I realize on that ride.  Nothing else for today except a walk to the supermarket.

I did get some work done on the bike this afternoon – new tires, new chain, new cassette, fresh grease on the crank.  Should be a good ride tomorrow.  The new cassette is 11-25, replacing the 12-26 I’ve been running.  I have a compact crank so the 11 will help even the playing field a little on the long easy donwhills, like Sepulveda and Santa Susana and I don’t think I’m going to miss the 26 at this point especially if I keep working on the Armando style out of the saddle climbing.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Oatmeal with molasses & agave nectar, blueberries, pecans, flaxseed and hemp hearts
    • Banana
  • Lunch:
    • Post Ride: Green smoothie with Spinach, Kale, melon and hemp protein powder
    • Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Pinto Beans and Corn Tortillas

The post ride lunch of Quinoa and beans was incredibly satisfying and the Eggplant tonight was freakin’ amazing. If you would have asked me a couple of months ago, I would have told you I don’t even like eggplant, but I have a couple of killer recipes now.  This one is from The Gourmet Vegan aka The Vegan Household which is at first a visual feast and also a fairly large collection of vegan masterpieces.  Most of the recipes are somewhat complex and it’s a UK site, so you have to some conversions of grams to ounces or tablespoons and Celsius to Fahrenheit, but if you are looking for something a little extra – for the weekend, for a special occasion or just because you are in the mood to put in a little extra effort for a big payoff, I think any recipe on the site will impress.