Minnesota

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It’s been a great few days at home.  Daily rides, visiting friends and family, and eating lots of food.  Reminds me of summer vacation back the day.  A few photos from the week:

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Getting lost on a afternoon ride

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Snack’n!  2nd attempt on spinach dip.  One CAP of apple cider vinegar… not one cup.

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Trying out my touring kitchen.  Spices, couscous, ghee, and hot sauce.  I’ve never used couscous before, but it seems like it will be a good staple.  I tried a curry version and a cinnamon and brown sugar oatmeal-like version.  Both were tasty and after adding hot water were ready to eat within a minute.  Just add veggies (to the curry version).

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I modified my egg timer time lapse so that it has threaded mounts.  Now I can secure it to the tripod and the camera to it.

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Jon and I played a round at the Byron Links just like the good old days.  The greens were impossibly rough and slow.  Most of our putts went airborne.  Good memories here.

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From there we went to cash in our winnings from the bean bag tournament earlier this year and watch the MN Wild game.  Go Wild!

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Yesterday my dad joined me for a training ride out to their new house.

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We ended up taking what he claimed was a “shortcut”

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His bike was a little lighter…

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My shoulder is sore today.

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Minus all the cut up legs it was a good ride.

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Dad’s “new” truck for using out at the tree farm.

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‘Merica

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I can hardly reach third gear as I sink into the well worn seats.  This thing is a beast.

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SPD sandals from Nashbar came in!  Reasonably priced and the fit feels good.  It’s been a bit too chilly to use them yet.

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Grilling out at Lance’s place.  Landon likes taking phones…

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… and dropping them off the deck apparently.  Grass landing.  Jon’s phone lives snapchat another day.

Fun times at home.  My sister just flew into town.  I think we are going to go for a ride fully loaded and then box up the bike!  Tuesday is coming quick.

6 Responses

  1. It WAS shorter! Maybe not faster but how exciting 😉

  2. jean Ryan

    Ohh to be young again–no not really but it seems so exciting and a little scary. Keep your eye on the weather. I hear tornadoes in the forecast. I know this isn’t Kansas and you aren’t Alice, but you never know.

  3. Good Luck Bradly! Have Fun!

    • Bradley

      Thanks Mike! Hope your getting the bike ready for the last 2000+ miles! 😉

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