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TWW Daily Feed (6.11.2010)

Welcome to the end of the week! Hope everyone has a good weekend planned. I don’t know about you guys, but this week has been hellacious. Trying to mix training, work, bartending, more work and more training is slowly turning me into an emaciated and constantly sore Clydesdale. TGIF. The Feed:

late morning dose

If you are in the mood for some early morning politics, head over to the Denver Post to check out what various Colorado candidates for office are doing to ingratiate themselves with the ski industry. My favorite quote, by Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton:

“The days of the federal government cramming wilderness or monument designations down the throats of local communities, recreation enthusiasts and businesses must end,”

Yes, the scourge of protecting Colorado’s natural wonders must stop! How dare the government try to protect fragile forests, wilderness habitats, wetlands and open spaces from the benevolent forces of ATVs, jeeps, hunters and oil and gas companies. The blight of resource protection must be stopped before it is too late!

I’ve been trying to keep abreast of the Portland food cart scene but there seems to be a new cart popping up everyday and keeping track of all of the reviews, changes, openings and closings is something I can’t even come close to doing. So, as I have said before, head over to Food Carts Portland to keep on top of everything. And in lieu of that, at least check out the latest June news for the PDX food cart scene.

The big news yesterday was the plight of 16 year old Abby Sunderland who was trying to sail around the world unsupported. While in the Indian ocean during a storm two of her three emergency beacons were activated and she was feared to be lost at sea. The good news is that she is not, and a rescue boat is on the way. The bad news: another round of “how young is too young?” in the world of adventure sports. I lean towards supporting them, as long as they are able and have the resources to accomplish their goals. Anyone else?

Kind of an interesting look at how internal cycling team politics can really screw up a rider’s season goals. Head over to VeloNews to read about why Chris Horner wasn’t on last year’s Tour de France start line.

The Men’s Journal Perfect Weekend, with one even located in the West, and the others located in places that I purposefully avoid.

I’ve been super behind on some of my favorite blogs. Panacea, the Seattle based Monday meal provider, has the menu up for June 14’s dinner. Head over to the site to check out what’s on the stove and the details for how to order.

A little music video to rock out to before the weekend:

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TWW Daily Feed (4.21.2010)

It’s a cold and slightly misty morning on the Front Range; weather that reminds me of Portland and is making me a bit nostalgic for the Northwest. The thing I enjoy most about mornings like this are the way that my morning run is much more fragrant that usual. The moisture accentuates the smell of the grass, trees and flowers; making the olfactory workout almost as intense. These days are the reason why I love the spring. When a morning run is imbued with the smells of reawakened trees and plants it puts an extra spring in my step and makes me excited for the day. The Feed:

2:00pm

The rights of commercial river guides to access Colorado rivers that run through private property has become a big issue lately. Sadly, a bill that sought to define the rights of paddlers v. property holders has been stalled. Right in time for the summer season. Great timing.

The FDA is preparing to start attacking salt as an ingredient that American’s apparently need to shed from their diets in order to stop being so fat. Forget the fact that salt is not the problem; fast food is the problem. What an incredibly dumb way to deal with a bigger issue. Institute a fast food tax. That would solve way more than telling us how much salt we are allowed to have.

10:00am

I’m more of a beer and wine guy but I like my hard liquor every now and then. The Portland Food Dude has a good post up about some Portland area distilleries.

Lance is racing in this year’s Tour of the Gila. I always hear a lot of great things about this race so it’s cool to see that it is growing in stature every year. Although it has to be frustrating for the weekend warrior guys who probably populated this race en masse before Lance found it. Getting crushed by some pro riders at the beginning of your season could really put you in a funk for the rest of the season. Bummer.

A few of our friends went out to Coachella this year which piqued my interest in the music festival for about 2 seconds before I realized from a bit of research that it is 1) about 100 miles away from L.A., which means a bunch of southern Cali kids who think that Paris Hilton is a role model, 2) composed of a fan base that seems to be more focused on the fact that it’s a place to be seen instead of a place to listen to incredible music and 3) composed almost entirely of white people that suck at dancing. No thanks. That said, I can always appreciate the fantastic scenery at the festival.

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TWW Daily Feed for January 22, 2010

Lately we’ve been frequenting a little bar/tapas place in Colorado Springs that stands out more the fact that it exists here than for its excellent drink and food selection. Shuga’s is not something that you would expect to thrive in a town where Texas Roadhouse is one of the most popular eating out destinations in town. But there it is, on the corner of Cascade and Rio Grande, thriving in a town where the cultural influences the bar embodies are generally looked on with distaste by the city denziens. Shuga’s existence gives me a slight bit of hope for Colorado Springs. It’s still a hardcore Republican, anti-everything stronghold, but the pockets of progressiveness are growing, anchored by places like Shuga’s and it’s amazing lemon ginger tea. Check it out and make sure to tell friends. The Feed:

7:27am

Violetta, a new restaurant in downtown Portland, has been getting slammed with roadblock after roadblock, delaying the opening of what promises to be a great addition to the downtown PDX food scene. Their solution to the delay? Open a food cart of course; the Rollin’ Etta, which serves a portion of the soon to be available Violetta menu while providing all of the special ambiance that only a cart can provide. Check it out at SW 8th and Yamhill. And in case you haven’t done it yet, add Food Carts Portland to your bookmarks. They are on top of the PDX cart scene like a fat kid on pancakes.

Outside has a great rundown of some of the ways to carpool and take alternative transportation to the resorts instead of piling into the SUVs and dumping more CO2 than necessary into the atmosphere. And check out Clif Bar’s new carpooling search feature, Zimride, which helps hook you up with people that have room in their ride or need one. Good stuff.

Tour Down Under results, day 4. Greipel again?

And to put your mind in the right place for the weekend, a little photo gallery courtesy of GQ (which means no nudity). The amazing Miranda Kerr. I think I love her. No, I’m sure.

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TWW Daily Feed for December 29th

I’ve been in Wisconsin for a few days and as usual I have adopted the typical Wisco diet which mostly consists of cheese, a lot of alcohol, a lot of fried food, more cheese and more alcohol. And as usual I feel pretty bloated and out of shape, and that is only from being here three days. This is the magic of Wisconsin; it lures you in with its welcoming people and hearty food, trying to convert you to their kind so that it becomes harder to leave. Trying to fight the transformation by exercising here involves either going to the gym or running, and when only .00005% of the population runs the city of Milwaukee doesn’t feel very inclined to clear the running paths, turning a nice afternoon jog into a car dodging action movie. That leaves the gym, which for the most part is a good break from running and hiking, until you’ve been there three days in a row and you feel like everyone there is wondering why the dude with tights on keeps trying to do interval work around a track that’s only 1/20th of a mile. I love it here. The Feed:

Bicycling Magazine’s roundup of the most impressive cycling events of 2009, with the usual Lance/Contador references but a couple of good surprises that are worth checking out. I’m getting excited for the 2010 season. Spandex are at the ready.

I almost posted this yesterday but then stopped because something about watching crashes makes me not want to participate in whatever activity I’m witnessing the worst of. But everyone else is throwing it up like it’s awesome, so I’m going to jump on board that train and provide you the link to the Top 10 Worst Crashes of All Time. I’m sorry.

New Portland food cart: Big-A** (the stars are theirs) Sandwiches, located at SW 3rd and Ash Street. After bitching about Wisconsin food above I’m going to go out on a limb and say this cart probably isn’t too good for your waistline. But unlike Wisconsin, Portland’s population is generally healthy and fit, so by all means inhale one of these suckers.

A really great article from Steve Carisimo’s Adventure Life site about the benefits to leaving ski runs in as natural a state as possible, instead of clearing them with a bulldozer. The thinking with using a bulldozer to clear the runs was that it would allow the snow to remain packed on the mountain longer, but a study out of UC Davis is showing it only extends the ski season for a week, and is more costly to do than simply hand clearing. Big picture: stop F*cking bulldozing!!

Bad news for the Winter Park Ski Train which is now bogged down in legal wrangling between various groups and has yet to make a trip to the resort. I love the concept of this train and I’m a firm believer that I-70 needs a high speed rail line, but watching this little debacle makes me wonder if the public will ever support an expanded rail system. C’mon you bitches, get it together!

A great picture gallery of the smartest cities (minimum size of 1 million) in the country, as determined by some weird statistical formula created by the writers at the Daily Beast. They looked at the number of undergraduate degrees, the amount of non-fiction books sales, and so on. Portland, Denver, and Seattle are all near the top. More than anything it’s a good picture gallery of some city skylines.

Yesterday I mentioned that I was trying to compile a list of New Year’s Eve events in various cities. Unfortunately, and sadly for those cities, they have nothing like Portland Food and Drink as far as restaurant coverage, so alas, no go on that project. How do you expect me to poach your work when you don’t put it out there people?

Slowly working our way through the week until another long weekend. Hope everyone is enjoying the day. Ciao!

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TWW Daily Feed for November 6th

I came up to Boulder last night to take care of some work stuff and to check out one of the myriad ski movies that get the ski groupies riled up every year. This one was at the Avery Brewery Tap House. The flick of the evening was called Powder Whores and solely featured tele-skiers. I’m not a tele-skier (is that even how you spell tele-skier?), so I suppose I wasn’t able to relate to the crazy lunge moves that they were pulling off, but the beer was good and the company even better. The movie did get me all riled up for the ski season, and for that I am grateful. The Feed: Continue reading

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TWW Daily Feed for September 11th

I hope that today’s anniversary finds everyone happy and healthy, remembering the lives that were lost eight years ago, and celebrating the lives that we have now. I’m sure the newspapers, blogs, and tv channels will be filled with all manner of stuff today, so I’ll refrain from posting anything here. Just please, please DO NOT listen or tune in to this guy. If there was a monument that celebrated gigantic assholes, Glenn Beck would have not only designed the monument, he would be its star attraction. You sir, are a douchebag.

The No Impact Man project was an effort by writer Colin Beavan and his NYC based family to live with no environmental impact for one year. Two things I find interesting about this project: 1) his wife’s entry on their blog about how changing her diet to organic, local food (no more Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donughts!) made her way more energetic helped her lose 10lbs and 2) this movie review, which pokes fun at how the whole thing is a really a glimpse into a marriage that has adopted some extreme living choices. Good stuff.

The Seattle Food Geek has an awesome braised chicken recipe up that I have become obsessed with trying. Why? Because one of the essential ingredients is coffee. Yes, coffee. It really is a miracle drink. I rub it on my knees when I’m sore from running.

Mr. Armstrong Tweeted another group ride invite, this time in LA, where about 500 cyclists showed up to ride. Cool, but Ireland did it way better. What’s up with that LA? For shame.

This is a bummer, especially since the World Cup (GOAAAAALLLL!!! I’m going. Who’s in?) is being held there in 2010. These athletes have got to be getting sick of playing in countries with high pollution levels; “What’s that Landon, we’re playing in Mexico City this week, and South Africa next week? Awesome. Hey, is it cool if I just freebase some CO2 now to get ready? Rad.”

Alright, off to work. Hope everyone is having a good day and remembering to somehow pay tribute. If anyone sees Glen Beck make sure to slap him for me. And then scream “GOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!”

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TWW Daily Feed for September 10

My first run in Colorado in over three months went surprisingly well, with much less gasping for air than I anticipated. I ran through my little hometown which has been undergoing major renovations, resulting in a more accessible downtown and a lot of great new stores, restaurants and bars moving in. Good to see, especially for a place that used to be known as Colorado’s witch and satanic worship center. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but in high school it was hard to get a date when they feared being the guest star at a virgin sacrifice.

For those of you with an iPhone, the NYT has a good article about iPhone apps that provide customizable training programs and keep track of your workouts. I’m still waiting for the “That person has the following STD(s)” app.

Ecotality, a Scottsdale, Arizona firm that develops electric car charging networks, has received a ton of money from Federal and State governments to develop their networks, starting in British Columbia. Good news for the electric car movement, bad news for Mr. Flinstone.

The Outside Blog has an article up about the California Surf Project: a photography/travel journal with some amazing pictures of surfers and their natural habitat. I don’t know why I keep posting stuff about surfing. Perhaps to make myself envious.

I found a new blog that covers the Northwest food scene, mostly focusing on Seattle. Check out Eat All About It (I know, corny name, but good articles).

Livestrong has their policy statement on health care reform up. Nothing too earth shattering, it leans more towards the Democratic view of health care, which is fine by me. Republicans can be such bags of douche.

Back to some research for a new article I am trying to get up this week. I’m trying to finish up before I have to round up some chickens for the Pentagram festival going on tonight at Bob’s house.

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