Author Archives: Michael

About Michael

A middle aged guy from a bit north of the middle of the country.

White Beans and Chorizo

Another meal for the Simple, Healthy, and Hearty file. White beans and Chorizo is super simple to make. Sauté chorizo in olive oil with some onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Dump in white beans, a can of tomatoes, … Continue reading

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A Hearty, Simple, and Local Lunch

Eating local, healthy, and hearty (gotta fuel those bike trips) doesn’t have to be a big deal, expensive, or anything complicated. This is a pretty typical lunch for me. The potatoes and onions were grown somewhere here in Wisconsin, I … Continue reading

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When Hell Freezes Over

I hadn’t figured on covering cross country skiing as part of my whole getting around your hood under human power deal, but we had a pretty good dump of snow last night so I took a spin around the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about shoes

There’s not too much to talk about for this post. But, if you’re going to be doing your outandabouting via walking and pedaling you’re probably going to need a couple pair of good, sturdy, comfortable, walkable, shoes. For the kind … Continue reading

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Chicken Stew

I’m a big fan of stews and braises as they’re cheap and easy to make and can be quite nutritious and flavorful. This chicken stew was made with half a bottle of cheap red wine, a fairly inexpensive “stewing hen” … Continue reading

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Dressed for success

  This is what dressing for success for a 1.5 hour recreational ride at 15 degrees looks like (I have no idea who’s ugly toes those are ;-)). Continuing with the Getting Around Using pedals theme. I really hate the … Continue reading

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Picked Mustard Seeds

I’m a big fan of uncomplicated cooking and pickling, which can be summed up as: Vinegar, salt, sugar, soak, is pretty darn uncomplicated. Pickled mustard seeds have a lovely sharp and bright flavor that helps get me though the long … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Gloves

Since there are a ton a resources about selecting a bike for yourself out there I’m going to skip over that part of Getting Around Using Pedals. I do want to talk about some of the kit that could come … Continue reading

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In Through The Out Door

Lots of out of towner’s around this weekend as it’s graduation day at the University today. Which means lots of people walking in the bike paths, people (driving) using entrances as exits and exits as entrances, and just generally not … Continue reading

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Getting Around Using Pedals: To The Grocery Store

The grocery store a stones throw away from my apartment is undergoing a change in ownership and is currently closed. So, for the time being most of my groceries are fetched from stores 2.5 & 4.5 miles away. In my … Continue reading

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