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I survived the trip to pay bills

Well it wasn’t easy but I managed. Most of the bills are caught up, and I managed to get fed and stayed hydrated and even managed to get a naughty treat. There was a new flavor of milkshake available at the Whataburger so I got the smallest one as a treat/dessert. And then farted all night long.😨 Did I mention I discovered I have been lactose intolerant for the last few years? It is not a big deal, I just get really gassy and it has to come out somewhere, right? Interesting story about how I found out, we ran out of milk for my coffee so I had to use non-dairy creamers for a few days, and I noticed I wasn’t gassy, then when we had milk again I was gassy again. And by ran out of milk I mean everything, there wasn’t any plain milk, yogurt, cheese, whipped cream, anything dairy in the house. That was the first time in years we have been without anything dairy.

Right now I’m recovering from yesterday, trying to make my back stay out of spasm, which is easier said than done. The strangest things will trigger a spasm, like a big yawn or turning wrong or bending over to pick something up off the floor, or passing gas. Don’t ask why passing gas causes a spasm, I haven’t the foggiest notion of why that happens. The other stuff I can at least figure out why I get a spasm, usually because I tense up muscles when I do them, and the back muscles don’t like to be tensed up. I have to say I have sympathy for other people with bad backs, because I can get so painful I can barely move, and that’s with my pain tolerance, the guy who pulled his own teeth and walked around on a broken tibia until it healed two months later. So when I say something hurts a lot take my word for it I really hurt.

I was mentioning I was being kept awake because my mind won’t shut down and keeps coming up with crazy ideas that it won’t let go of. Well last night was a doozy: Transplanting the FWD minivan drivetrain as a FWD drivetrain on the bucket. You think I’m having weight distribution issues with the drivetrain in a mid-engine configuration you don’t even want to know what happens when you hang all that mess 10″ in front of the front axle! It doesn’t just add weight to the front wheels it actually reduces weight on the back wheels because of leverage effects. The minivan gets away with this because it has almost 2 tons distributed over the 4 wheels before driver and payload are added. So it ends up with a controllable understeer that’s mostly from the effects of driving through the wheels that steer the car. But this crazy contraption would spend most of its time getting towed out of ditches it had slid into nose-first. So, sorry sleep-fighting mind, this one is never going to even get sketched.

One that I wish I had the time and money to build was the A-Mod Solo racer with the V-twin engine. The quick-and-dirty calculations on that one are scary quick with even balance and extremely low moment of inertia. The weight distribution would be exactly 25% on each wheel. I would actually have to add ballast to make minimum weight. And it would cost less than $10K to build with a little watching Ebay auctions for a good price on the engine. But it ain’t gonna happen while I’m “p’ ” which means “too poor to buy a vowel”.

And now I have to get to bed.

Witty headline goes here

OK I am surviving Mrs. the Poet’s absence after my first grocery trip and second dinner. The bad thing is I am making way too much food for dinner when I make dinner so far and single-serving dinners cost too much. I’m having leftover pasta from prior to Mrs. the Poet’s departure and there is adequate leftover beef and broccoli from last night for another dinner plus some more rice. So I ain’t gonna starve to death. I might give myself food poisoning, but I won’t die hungry.

I finally got another long walk in and I feel pretty good. I have some lingering foot pain and stiffness in my right glute. That I’m beginning to think is my new “normal” without using a lifted left shoe. There is something about the leg length discrepancy that makes the glute on my long leg work harder than on my short leg. Some medical researcher needs to use that as a data point, a 17 mm discrepancy causes pain and tightness on the outside part of the glute of the longer leg.

Not ready for pictures yet is the sub-scale mockup of the TGS2, because I didn’t take any yet. I laid out the pattern for the floor but I’m still not happy with the clearances for the front tires, and I’m really not happy with what I have for the front tires. The width is pretty close but the diameter is way off on the high side for all of the tire combinations IRL, like 1 to 4 inches off. Looking at the history of this car I’m thinking I’ll design for a diameter and a width and worry about the wheel sizes when I get around to buying the tires. Literally make the model wheel/tire just a black cylinder the right size and hope there is a tire close to that size that fits a wheel I can afford for my car.

I just faceplanted in the keyboard again, so time to end this and get some sleep.

I need a recipe

I need something to graze on. Requirements are high fiber, low fat, moderate carb, salty or sweet depending on preparation, And simple enough for a guy who can use a slow-cooker and a rice cooker and hates complicated prep work. Crunchy if possible, but I could also go for chewy, but not mushy. Scalable so I can make 50 pounds at a time if I want, or a single serving. And it has to keep for extended periods of time for when I don’t feel like grazing right now.

And it has to be cheap to make. I don’t have tons of money for snack foods even if they are healthy enough to eat all the time instead of meals. Basically we are looking at creating Bachelor Chow from the TV show Futurama, Now With Flavor.
This is my goal.

Opus the Unkillable (but hungry)

People die, but life continues. Plus my Christmas list.

I finally processed another hero from my childhood shuffling off this mortal coil, and I can’t think of anything better to say than what Scott Carpenter said during Glenn’s launch into orbit: “Godspeed, John Glenn.”

Now what I need for Christmas (I need this regardless, but Christmas is a good excuse to send it to me).

The new bike needs head and tail lights and my DIY supply closet is fresh out of things I can hack for the cause. I would like a nice bright headlight that can use the 8.4 V lithium pack from the mega light that burned out, or a similar light that will let me stack two tail lights vertically and put one on blink and the other steady. I also have a diffusing lens from the headlight that fits a large variety of headlights like the Magicshine 303.

I really need some raw stock for the T-bucket project. The big one is 1.5″ square 0.060″ wall 4130 chromoly, I’m going to need like 40 feet of that. Also need 1.5″ x 0.120″ wall round for the roll cage (SCCA rules) about 20 feet, and another 20 feet of 1.5″ x 0.060″ round for frame rails. I’ll also need some light sheet but I haven’t figured out how much and what size I’ll need for that, so hold off on getting that. My welding supplies will handle 4130 alloy so I’m good on that.

If anyone has a small lathe they want to donate to the cause the wheels for the Mini Sprint-T will be much easier to mod to the right widths, and a lot of other things that need to be done as well. Otherwise I’ll have to figure out how to turn my Dremel into a lathe with hose clamps and 2X4s.

As always any cyclist will appreciate gifts of food. I have a weakness for Swiss Colony Summer Sausage and Mrs. the Poet loves their sharp cheeses and petit fours. Basically though anything sausage and/or cheese from the Swiss Colony is good.

And Amazon or Starbucks gift cards are always welcome. You have no idea how much a hot coffee or iced tea means when you’re out and about and don’t have cash on hand for a meal or snack. And there are always things we need on Amazon at a good price with free shipping. 😉

Last thing, there is a water-resistant windbreaker on Alert Shirt that would be perfect for this part of TX. It’s light enough to wear by itself in spring and fall rains and would also work as a wind-proof top layer over other stuff in the winter. I would need an XL for that.

Everyone have a safe day, especially those of you in the midwest in the blizzard conditions.

PSA, Opus the Unkillable Badass

Grocery day again, and the Feed

Yep, it’s time to fetch the comestibles from the store when Mrs. the Poet gets off her difficult job of removing the flavor from school lunches so the kids see free lunch as more a punishment for being poor than as nutrition. Not her idea, she gets her orders from levels much higher, but that is what it feels like to her. But when we eat we eat good, even when I’m doing the cooking. Which reminds me we need to get more black beans and lentils for the beans and rice. Last two batches were pintos alone, and even with a big glop of Sriracha sauce they were a bit on the bland side compared to my usual 3 bean blend. I have also been experimenting with the red/black pepper balance and discovered something interesting and useful. When the cayenne pepper is dominant the burn/tingle is in the front of the mouth, but when the peppercorn pepper is dominant the burn/tingle is in the back of the throat. I use a bunch of both when I make the beans. I try to keep it just at Mrs. the Poet’s tolerance level, which is pretty much False Alarm or barely detectable.

I had a metric buttload of links today, and sorting those links into something coherent was nearly impossible because I ran out of tabs in the sorting window. I can’t even read which tab goes to which article because there is only room for an icon in the tabs that show, and there are a bunch of tabs past the edge of the screen. So this will take a while, and might be a bit chaotic.

Up first is a semi-viral story about a NY lawmaker telling one of his constituents to not ride a bike as drivers won’t obey the laws and there was nothing anyone could do about it. Crotchety Long Island Lawmaker Just Wants Everyone To Stop Bicycling and DON’T SCARE OUR KIDS AWAY FROM BIKING, THOMAS BARRAGA If 90% of riders get hit then there is either something wrong with the infrastructure or with the drivers ed in that area, most probably both. Also if that many are getting hit then there needs to be more enforcement done against bad drivers, because if the wrecks are anything like what happens in the rest of the world 75% or more of those drivers were at fault for the wrecks.

Still in NY not too far from the legislative district of the previous paragraph we get a driver that went completely across the road from the outside lane to hit a cyclist riding on the opposite shoulder head on getting sentenced in the wreck. Driver who killed cyclist gets six months in jail

A CA wreck that could be interpreted either of two ways. Belmont Bicyclist Hospitalized in Downhill Crash Any time a cyclist goes down, think motor vehicle unless there is video showing otherwise. It could be the cyclist hit a stretch of “sketchy” pavement as reported, or the cyclist could have been “Jerry Browned” and knocked down without hitting the bike.

Things are getting better in L.A. but when you have so far to go “better” is still a long way from “good”. Metro speaks, but could maybe do a little more listening; New York county official says never ride on two wheels Yep, another link to the crazy NY legislator…

Another CA wreck. Cyclist dies after colliding with vehicle Maybe an intersection wreck from the narrative. It was either hit-from-behind or a T-bone collision so protocols (you can still get hit from behind while you’re in the intersection) to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. Also from the narrative, the car hit the cyclist no matter which one was at fault, not the other way around.

Still in CA. Friends, family mourn Rancho Cucamonga cyclist killed in crash This was the lady waved through the intersection and then hit by a car that swerved into the left turn lane to pass the car stopped in the through lane.

One cop is still pursuing the driver that murdered a cyclist in CA a decade after the wreck. WHO RAN DOWN CHARLES PHILYAW? The cyclist’s body was found in a tree above the road where he was hit, had there been such a tree where I was hit I would have had the same experience.

Another hit-and-run in NV. Cyclist injured in hit-and-run Intersection wreck, protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. Note to LEO it wasn’t the helmet or lack of that was the problem in this wreck, it was the car hitting the cyclist. Worry more about cars hitting cyclists and helmets will become superfluous.

A cyclist is assaulted with the output from a tailpipe in OR. Man claims he was victim of intentional smoke screen from passing truck Lots of idiots like that on the roads, unfortunately. I hope they find the guy and charge him with assault with a chemical weapon.

The OH driver that hit a cyclist and left him to die in the road will be sentenced shortly. Sentence date set in death of Delaware County cyclist I have covered this wreck pretty thoroughly so I just want to savor the schadenfreude with this link… it’s soooo tasty… schadenfreude.

A UK wreck that has attracted world-wide attention. Cyclist who died after he was in a collision with a cement mixer named as Joshua Jarvis and Cyclist, 21, killed in collision with a cement mixer in student area of city If the pictures are of the cement mixer at the scene of the crime then that vehicle had no business being driven through that area, there’s not enough room for the vehicle to pass anything wider than a snake.

Closure on another UK wreck looks to be within sight. Police investigating Cyclist Daniel Squire’s road death have sent a file to the CPS Still nothing I can say about the wreck so that you can avoid it but it’s even odds that properly installed and maintained bicycle infrastructure of the Dutch model would have prevented the wreck.

Another UK link blames the infrastructure for a wreck. Partner of Redbourn Road cyclist victim backs campaign for safety measures

A hit-from-behind wreck in Oz kills another cyclist. Cyclist killed in crash with ute at Byron Bay The wreck was 50 meters or roughly 150 feet from the intersection, so that pretty much rules out anything but hit-from-behind protocols to avoid, and get ALL the infrastructure right to prevent.

Also from BikePortland, what gets left over after a snow storm? Piles of sand that had been used to make the streets safe for cars when there was ice in the roads, now making the road dangerous for cyclists. The storm is over, the gravel remains: What local agencies are doing about it

Infrastructure! news from Copenhagen. Desire Lines – Dybbølsbro Notice the high (relative) number of people breaking the laws for movement in this intersection. This is an indication that following the laws has a sub-optimal result for cyclists.

Snow shows where traffic calming should be installed. Snow Calming Seriously, if there are no tire track in the area after snow falls on it, there’s a good chance it could be turned into bike or pedestrian infrastructure without impacting traffic flow except to slow it down.

As my bike waits for the fitting and trip home I was inundated with links about other bakfietsen in use. Sperm, groceries, and mail: Why bike is best for precious cargo and Love and Cargo Bikes also ECF takes CycleLogistics to the World Bank A significant amount of cargo in cities can be moved by bike at reduced pollution and carbon footprint, not to mention that a cargo bike dies several orders of magnitude less damage to streets than a semi or even a small box van. I’m still trying to come up with a name for the new bike, I’ll know more after we meet and I see how much personality this bike has.

Back to CA for a lifestyle article. RIVERSIDE: Memorial ride for killed cyclist is Saturday

And I’m done, hopefully there will be fewer links and less mayhem tomorrow (technically later today) and I will get done prior to the Full Moon Service Friday night.

Billed @€0.02, Opus

Random musings on Wreck-Free Sunday

I seem to do this a lot on Sundays, letting my mind wander and jotting notes to the blog as I go.

So, I missed doing a post for yesterday. Don’t worry the links are still there. The problem was I actually had an active social life for the first time in I don’t know how long, with 2 places to be in one day. The first was the RPG session with my now Warlock2 (level UP! yeah!), where we are fighting legions of Undead trying to find out what the heck is going on with one of the party who has been placed under a Geas compulsion (and we can’t just leave him behind because we kinda need his fighting ability). I had to leave (again!) before resolution on this one, so I’m totally out of the loop concerning what is going on.

As soon as I got home from the RPG session I had to go eat dinner to celebrate 2 friends’ birthdays. We went to Furr’s for dinner. For those not familiar Furr’s is a buffet-style eatery like Golden Corral or Super China, except more Southern style, I limited myself to an appetizer one plate of food and a dessert and I still waddled out. Of course the fact that my “appetizer” was a full-sized baked potato that was also fully-loaded (what used to be a meal back in the long-ago 1970s) didn’t help much, nor did the huge pile of home-fries (potatoes and onions) with the huge chicken-fried steak I had (there was also a huge pile of spinach).

So anywho after leaving the restaurant in a food coma Mrs. the Poet and I shared a few minutes of conversation before all that food caught up with her and caused her to fall asleep, and me not long after, resulting in no post yesterday. I took a peek at the links before I passed out, and they were pretty bad. I didn’t go too deeply into analysis because I was too full and didn’t want to throw up, well suffice it to say I didn’t throw up and can barely remember anything I read.

One of the things I have been stewing about that has nothing to do with bicycles in any shape or form is the Chili Bowl Nationals running up in Tulsa this weekend. It has been carried on live TV, but on a channel I can’t get on my local cable system and since Speed is gone I can’t watch the delayed coverage any more because it no longer exists. Thanks alot Fox! (Fox Sports took over the Speed Channel several years ago and recently dropped Speed to launch Fox Sports 1 in place of Speed). Not only do I not get to watch most of the races I used to enjoy in a delayed form but because you also dropped the weekend Speed Report program I don’t get to find out about other races, either.

Something else I have been thinking about has been the T-bucket. There are two drastically different things I want to do with this car. One is to drive for fun trips to things like the beach (300 miles away +/- in Galveston) or to the kids’ house where the grandkid lives (about 50 miles the short way). This requires fuel economy and some measure of comfort. The other thing (mission to use the engineering term) is to compete in SCCA Solo racing. This requires good brakes, quick steering and acceleration and lots of mechanical grip, with comfort being secondary but still there so that the driver can control the car without having to contort the body to keep from hurting. So not entirely conflicting but hard to reconcile. One of the more difficult things to package has been the steering. I want quick ratio steering which requires power steering assist, but the kit frame is designed around the dinky little Vega steering box with a 20:1 steering ratio. The steering box with the ratio I want is about twice the width of the Vega box. I could go with a power rack and pinion setup that has one end waving in the breeze and costs exactly the same as the large power steering box, but that rack is designed for a front-steer setup and the axle on a T-bucket is rear-steer with the steering arms behind the steering axis on the spindles. Getting the steering straight as in making the way the steering wheel turns the way the front wheels turn while packaging things in such a way as to prevent the axle from hitting the steering shaft is proving to be a major hassle for the rack, while trying to make room for the box between the engine and the frame and axle is the hassle for the power box. If only there was some way of making the Vega box steer quickly and have the power assist required to move the 14″ wide front tires when it is a race car. That’s about twice the width of the tires I plan to use on the street, and much more sticky. So the steering effort will be such that I won’t be able to steer the car without the power assist. Thinking aloud here, I wonder how hard it would be to install an electric assist on the Vega box? (Gears turning, ears smoking…) One thing the rack would solve is putting a radiator in the car because the steering shaft could run under the radiator or around the outside of the frame to miss the radiator.

Something else that has been percolating in the grey matter has been a really retro method of changing gears on the bucket. Remember the “Dragster” and “Sprint2” video games from the ’70s with the 4 speed gearshift controller… I’m thinking that something like that would work with an electronically controlled automatic transmission.

Some bad news, I missed the application deadline for showing the new bakfiets at the car show. I no longer have a working printer at Casa de El Poeta and could not find one to print out the entry form for the show. Actually my printer works fine but it’s so old that it won’t connect to the laptop. The printer uses a parallel interface and all the laptop has are RJ-45 and USB connections. The printer was made about the time that Ethernet became available to consumers but networked printers were a commercial-only application and USB was still a wet dream. So I don’t have a “working” printer.

A drive-by blogging

Just a quick note to keep you up-to-date. I went to the State Fair of Texas today and just got home, and I have just enough time to dash off a blog post about it before I have to run to the Full Moon service tonight. I won’t even get to eat until I get home from the moon service, so no complaining!

There were a number of new fried foods at the fair this year but I could only try one, so I had the Fried Texas Salsa with Cheese Gravy. No that wasn’t a typo, not cheese sauce, Cheese Gravy. Sort of a cheesy white sauce with a little bit of meat-ish flavor about it, but pretty decent. The Fried Texas Salsa was a mix of a mild salsa in a corn batter that ended up tasting like corn chips and salsa, a favorite combination in the Poet household. I give the dish a 4 out of 5 score, very good but a little heavy for frequent consumption. Opus says try it out.

As always I went through the Auto Show at the Fair, and noticed 2 things: an increase in the number of small cars that get high gas mileage numbers, and the trucks had less frills and gew-gaws but more features that make them better workplaces, like the ability to become a wi-fi hot spot for up to 4 users or devices. I saw fewer concept cars, more production cars that were really desirable. I didn’t see as many SUVs as I had just last year as the new gas mileage standards are already taking their toll on the selection of mobile housing projects and urban assault vehicles, I saw a lot of models that got 25 MPG city or more and quite a few that got more than 40 MPG highway, with a gaggle between 35 and 40 MPG. The one concept car I noticed was supposed to get more than 40 MPG while still driving like a Corvette. The placard said it was the first hybrid Corvette…

I didn’t see many bikes at the fair this year except as car accessories, I saw one folding model that replaced the spare tire in the trunk of one car… Not sure about the practicality of that concept as I couldn’t get close enough to see if they really replaced the spare or could just fit in the spare well in the trunk.

And that’s all I have today, the links in today’s Feed will go up in tomorrow’s post

PSA Opus

What I did on my Summer vacation

Greetings Earthlings! I am returned from my travels and travails to converse with you some more.

I took the Dawgbus (Greyhound) from Dallas to Nashville leaving 7/11. Not so lucky as the TSA was out in force in the bus station in Memphis on the morning of the 12th, with both a bomb- and a drug-sniffing dog checking luggage, random frisking, hate and discontent, but no checking of ID that I could see. It all looked like random harassment of poor people to me, because they were searching people as they got off the buses.

I spent most of the rest of my trip watching the TdF on Versus, visiting friends and eating out in restaurants, so the rest of this post will be a review of the better places I ate. I’m not going to bother with telling how bad some places were because number one they were all chains with big budgets for lawyers, and number two they are all very popular so somebody likes them. What I am going to mention are the local places we ate where the food was good and the service fantastic.

The first of the locally-owned eateries was M & V Famous Soul Food, 281 N Lowry St Smyrna where we had liver and onions served with mashed potatoes and gravy and corn as the sides. The liver was perfectly cooked and very mildly flavored, both of which require a degree of skill seldom exhibited in your average eatery that serves this dish. Most of the time your liver is very tough to chew and has a pronounced “organ meat” flavor, both of which were missing here. The liver was tender without being under-cooked (a problem I have when fixing liver), and very tasty. The sides were done with an equal amount of skill and complemented the meat perfectly, and the cornbread and biscuits also completed the meal. I was so full that I was unable to sample the dessert menu, but rest assured I didn’t see a bad dessert there.

The second local place has a bit of a following in my family and circle of friends in that we have been eating there for at least 6 years, from the time they were located in the Old Jail in Franklin to their new location in the old location of New Orleans Manor next to the Nashville Airport (BNA) on Murfreesboro Road. I’m referring to Monell’s at the Manor in Nashville, where they serve family-style at large tables and you share a common meal with whoever gets seated next to you and the food just keeps on coming. Nothing they served was less than good, with most of the dishes rating an “ehhhxxcellent” with excited hand-wringing a la Mr. Burns. I’m talking some seriously good grub here, served in massive amounts by friendly wait-staff. I suggest skipping lunch so you get your money’s worth of their all-you-care-to-eat service. One of their sides was something I haven’t gotten anywhere else, a savory corn pudding, think creamed corn with cornbread and seriously tasty. I couldn’t get enough of that except for the competition from the coleslaw, turnip greens, mashed potatoes, pot roast, 3-bean salad, fried chicken, and banana pudding for dessert. I’m talking seriously good food in try-to-kill-you quantities at this eatery.

Another seriously good place to eat was the Franklin Chop House My teriyaki was spectacular with tasty sides that I can’t remember because it was so late and I was so hungry that I don’t remember anything besides the fact that the dinner rolls had too much sugar in the recipe for a dinner roll. For breakfast they would have been perfect. I do remember my turnip greens had just a bit of crisp to them instead of the usual limp state of turnip greens in the south, and could have used a touch more vinegar in their preparation. Still good though.

While I was visiting in Franklin we also went to Las Palmas where we had Mex-Mex food, not the blazing hot variety from the border regions but the milder stuff from the interior of the country. They still put peppers in it but not in everything like Tex-Mex or CaliMex food. I had an enchilada and burrito combo that was very good, and I also got to sample quesadillas and chicken enchiladas from other diners in my party as the designated “garbage disposal”.

Last dinner was at a place in Smyrna that was simply called the “Asian” with a buffet. They served a generic Chinese/Japanese/Vietnamese fusion that was much better to eat than to write about.

Last place was a Donut Palace in Smyrna, on Lowry Street across from the Square. I mean doughnuts, fresh and big. Their apple fritters were huge, bigger than dinner plates. Service was good and quick.

So, that’s what I can tell you about my Summer Vacation. I should have taken better notes, but I was on vacation… I should also mention that I gained about 10 pounds in 3 weeks because of being the designated “garbage disposal” when we didn’t go to all you can eat places.

Billed @$0.02, Opus

Vegetarian dinner, Beans and rice

On Mondays we here at Casa Bruja en Bici eat vegetarian, because #1 I have to cook, and #2 I’m Damned Cheap. Family joke is my Father and I squeeze a penny so hard Lincoln lets out a muttered squeak. So since the wife cleans the church on Mondays after she gets off work, I get to cook and I get to cook what I like. I like a vaguely Cajun style beans and rice dish that I have played with since I started having to spend time at home after the wreck. I use a slow-cooker now because the rice used to scorch and stick to the pot when I was using the stove top method before.

Anyways, the recipe:

2/3 cup each of dried lentils, black beans, and small red beans

10 cups of water

Salt, black pepper, red or cayenne pepper, garlic powder

1 cup brown rice

I know complex, too many ingredients to remember, right 😛

Put the beans in a slow cooker on high heat, pour water over the beans, and simmer for 4 hours, stirring ever 45-30 minutes to ensure even cooking. Add spices to taste (I use 1 tsp each with the salt being a heaping spoon and the peppers being level or slightly scant) and let cook about a half hour longer, then add the brown rice and let cook for at least another hour on high, depending on how thick the bran is on your rice you might have to go as much as 2 hours between adding the rice and serving.

Serves 4 with a salad.

Now if the nutritional information on the bean and rice packages are right each serving should contain 384 Calories, 27 from fat, 24 grams of dietary fiber, 16 grams of complete protein (meat equivalent), and 79 grams of carbs but only 4 of those would be sugars.

I worked up this recipe for a planned trip to Nevada to watch the Human Powered Speed Championships at Battle Mountain, but that trip got KO’ed at the last minute when the guy that was sponsoring the trip got forced out of his business leaving me all dressed up with no money for food there and back 😦 Anyway, I can ride all day on a pot of this, so long as I ride by myself. My on-the-road version was a double serving from the pots I had in my cooking kit, plus on the road I turned half of a 24 oz, loaf of bread and 6 oz of peanut butter and some honey into sandwiches that I would eat while I rode. I road-tested this on a short trip south of here that averaged about 150 miles a day, until the skin rubbed off my tailbone over the callous where I broke it in college…

PSA, Opus