Monday, April 29, 2013

Life on two wheels?

So far this year, it's been more about "Life on two feet".  I signed up for the Get Lucky again this year, and spent January through March running to get ready.  Most of my runs were indoor at the community center's track (11 laps = 1 mile) due to the prolonged and miserable spring weather we have had here in Minnesota.  Side note:  there's actually snow in the forecast for later this week.  In May, people.  But enough of that.

I'm still running and last week unofficially started my marathon training program.  Not that I have committed to doing a marathon, mind you.  But the wench signed up for the TC Marathon on the day of the Boston bombings, and I'll admit it's more than crossed my mind to do the same.  The only problem is that the longest I've ever run in my life is the 7k of Get Lucky.  So for now I'm following the plan and contemplating my options.

My two wheeling life has taken a bit of a turn.  Exhibit A:
It's a 1985 Honda Elite 150 I picked up in December.  It's an ugly little spud, but it's also super fun.  I haven't had a chance to do a lot of riding on it yet (see above crappy spring weather reference), but what I have done has been a hoot.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Beer Nirvana?

OK, maybe not nirvana.  But we've got it good up here, make no mistake.  I was just reading about this new restaurant called "Red Cow" and heard it had a great beer list.  So I checked it out:

36 taps, and 18 of them are MN beers.  And I looked at the list and said, "Meh.  I've seen better beer lists."  18 locally brewed beers and 36 choices, and that's just average?  Crazy talk.

When we were in San Antonio, Texas a week ago, the beer list at nearly every restaurant/bar was: Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light, and Shiner Bock.  You could throw in one or two variables (MGD Golden Draft Light!), but this was pretty close to what we consistently saw.  

If you like beer, this is a pretty great place to live.  Just had to get this off my chest.

How's your winter going?