Author Archives: Michael

About Michael

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

Sorta Bread

Today marked our first cool fall weather day of the year. With overcast skies and the occasional drop of rain there was none of the second guessing about heading out of my apartment without a windbreaker and long sleve shirt … Continue reading

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Fall Equinox Chores

Fall is here, so it’s time to dig out the wool socks and Bean Boots and get everything polished up and water-proofed.

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The ride it backwards challenge

Hello blog, I’m back. I’m a big fan of the blog  Guitar Ted Productions  (he actually updates his blog regularly!) and a while back he mentioned liking to sometimes ride his tried and true routes backwards. I gave that a … Continue reading

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Weather Radio

A weather radio or two is good piece of kit for anyone that that’s doing their outandabouting via bicycle or feet or might need to get official updates about the latest outbreak once the zombie apocalypse kicks off. My dad … Continue reading

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Fast Food

It’s been hot and crazy humid here the last few days, so I really haven’t felt like cooking. The other night I thought I didn’t have anything quick and easy to cook and was thinking I’d walk to one of … Continue reading

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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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