Author Archives: Michael

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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Getting Around Using Pedals: to the library

Getting around on foot and bicycle will be a recurring theme on this blog. I’m interested in talking about what’s feasible and do-able for most of us as far as getting around. I know that people move refrigerators, couches, and … Continue reading

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How I ended up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

  When I first moved to Eau Claire I had some of my neighbors in the Third Ward a bit puzzled. Was I connected to the university? No. Did I have family in the area? No. Did I move here … Continue reading

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