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Old 12-30-08, 03:43 PM   #1
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My Final 08 Ride, and YES, Tamales Talk!

Needed 30'ish miles to kick my BJ miles up to 5,000. Mission accomplished by Jeepers, it was tough! I did this ride a couple days before Christmas and it was easy. Today, the tamales, brownies and peanut butter cookies were fighting me the entire time. I actually wanted to ride further up the mtn but the tamales said,"NO!"......I got to the tunnels and still gave it a thought but the cars were in packs of 10-15. No way would I make it thru the narrow tunnels safely....Just when I thought about it a second time, the cookies along with the brownies thru in their opinion so I headed back down the mtn.

From home, I have a 2 mile warmup across Rt 66 then up 2,000 ft in 8 miles. It was tough today but oh well, I'm back on track now that the tamales are gone!


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Old 12-30-08, 04:56 PM   #2
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Pretty ride, Beanz. Looks very peaceful, as long as the cars can get around you.

I know what you mean. I was tasting last night's spaghetti all morning.
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Old 12-30-08, 05:47 PM   #3
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Ahhh...peanut butter cookies. A cold glass of milk and a pile of them sound good about now. Enjoy your pics.
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I could see how good tamales could really sit in your stomach and make their opinions known!
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Old 12-30-08, 06:02 PM   #5
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Very persuasive tamales!
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It's a good thing I can actually go buy fresh made (same day) tamales. Otherwise I would be cursing you for making me want some tamales.

I think I have found my New Years Day after ride/football watching food. Might have to add an avocado or two in there though.
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Hey Beanz, good on ya for getting the goal all squared away. I had a former co-worker here from Cali, who used to bring me in home made tamales when he & his wife made them up fresh. Man I couldn't wait to get home from work those nights. Good Stuff!!
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