Cooped Up & Can’t Wait to Commute…

Happy End of Turkey Weekend, Bike Commuters. Is it just me, or is it getting stuffy in here? Of course, by stuffy, I mean I’ve been stuffed full of Auntie T’s chorizo dressing and cranberry-themed meat dishes all weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I love family time and pretending to care about the Raider’s losing to those other guys, but a Cycle Lady can only take so much chips and guac, cooped up in front of the TV with cousins, until she’s ready to bike up Mt. Baker.


After the holiday cray cray, there’s nothing like your Monday morning commute to power up those idle legs, cranky from couching it during a four-day food fest. Sauf your family’s excursion to the LBS to trample other human beings for awesome Black Friday bike goodies, right? Okay, we didn’t do that either… my dad is more the Cyber Monday type.

Ugh, it’s weekends like this that have me planning out my next caffeinated a.m. ride during the five hour train back to Portland. If only these maps had a coffee shop overlay button…

Portland City Bike Routes – Cantaloupe, I can’t wait!

Or it makes me want to stretch out my commute for some scenic easy riding.

Or it’s got me dreaming of buying a sweet folder so that I will never be without bike during any family vacation, ever again!

Anyways, bike commuters… Hope you are looking forward to the start of your week as much as I am: Enjoy the ride, and BURN FAT, NOT OIL!  Welcome back to the grind.



  1. Raiyn December 2, 2013 12:37 am 

    I checked out Auntie T’s recipe and I was good right up to the cilantro. I’m one of those folks that taste dish soap when presented with the stuff.

  2. Raiyn December 2, 2013 12:38 am 

    I should add, that I’d use the recipe, just skip the soapy stuff.

  3. Ghost Rider December 2, 2013 8:17 am 

    I didn’t wait until the end of the holiday weekend — I got two MTB rides in (one super-freezy where my hydration bladder hose froze solid in 5 minutes, one in the mud).

    I don’t care for cilantro, either, but I find that if a recipe calls for it, something is “missing” if I omit it. I’d probably use a lot less than a quarter-cup, and screw that garnish! Otherwise, sounds like a yummy recipe.

  4. Mir.I.Am December 2, 2013 11:22 pm 

    Or it’s got me crying TEARS OF INJUSTICE as I hit a major flatty flat last night as I tried to preemptively take Cantaloupe out for a night ride. Lost along the river, realizing I left my damn patch kit, spare tube, and levers in Honolulu… I sadly walked home in the Bike Walk of Shame with a flat-as-hell front wheel. Got the goodies tonight, now if I could only be motivated to trek down to the cold basement to change my flat for my crazy day about town tomorrow!

  5. Mir.I.Am December 2, 2013 11:23 pm 

    Oh yeah, and it was raining, like Winnie the Pooh – free shower! WOOHOO!

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