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End of January Bike Ride

Angel and I got ice cream from Viva! Vegetarian Grill today. The second greatest vegan ice cream, only to my own. 😉 Viva has the best soft serve, with great flavors to choose from, all organic, with specialty ingredients. They have new flavors every couple weeks. Angel got Mocha and I got Apple Spice. After that, we rode down to the river paths around Alton Baker Park to see the flooded areas. The flooding had receded, but the water is still high enough that some of it covers or reaches the edges of the path. Later saw a Penny-farthing.

Mocha Icecream Apple Spice Icecream North Bank Path Sign Flooded Path May Be Flooded When River Rises By the River Bank Surly and The Tree Penny-farthing

Here’s a nice video we made of the ride.

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Fern Ridge Lake Ride

Fern Ridge Wildlife Area MapFriday I ate pizza with Angel between classes at Pegasus Pizza. Afterwards, I went on a ride out to Fern Ridge Lake. It’s nice to get out on a good ride during the break in the winter weather. I had never ridden out to the lake itself; Angel and I had only ridden out to the end of Fern Ridge Bike Path on the first day we moved to Eugene. It was my First Post on my blog. I didn’t know where I was going to go I  just figured if I went west from Fern Ridge Bike Path I would have to run into the lake. So ended up going straight out Royal Ave, right of the bike path, and ran into something I didn’t know existed (it’s not marked on Google Maps) but it was a part of the Fern Ridge Wildlife Area. Royal Ave runs right to the divide of the Royal Amazon Unit and Fisher Butte Unit. It was a great ride and when the weather gets nicer I will have to ride out again and spend more time hiking around the wildlife area.

Pizza With Angel for Lunch My Pizza Wetlands Bridge Railroad Tie Who Sunk the Bike? Horses With Jackets Bird Lookout Wetlands Drain Cattails Path Damn Looking at Spencer Butte

Here are two panoramas from the ride. Click photo to view fully.
This is a large field of geese; all the black dots are geese feeding.
Geese Feild
From a bird watching deck at the Fern Ridge Wildlife Area.
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

I took this nice little video, it’s so calm out there. Just the wind and birds.
-Sorry there was a mess up and the full 3:47 video posted. I might fix it later.

New Year to Now: Collection of Photos

Here are some photos I like that I have taken since the first of the year. Including photos from today’s ride to West Eugene.

Big Fungi Mini Bulldozer
And this path goes where? Exit
Flakeboard - the other side of the Northwest timber industry. Angel and I
Pizza Night Sweet Potato Fries!
Beautiful Day for a Bike Ride with Angel Happy New Year with Top Gear and Naps

Winter Break with Family, Photos

Here are some photos from my Instagram over the past week with Angel’s sister and dad visiting. We spent lots of time in Portland with her sister walking around, hiking MacLeay City Park and Ecola State Park along the beach, as well as some other things through out the week.

Tree decorated in MacLeay Park Angel in MacLeay Park Wildwood Kids Ground Kontrol Rocky Butte Portland Oregon - White Stage Sign Burnside Bridge Up Lantern Tour Best Fort Vancouver Tour Guide Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich and Mac and Cheese In line, and it's not even for presents, they are returns of items under warranty. LEGO with a Target gift cards, I'm more exited about the LEGO. CROWD, wooden puzzle Christmas Cookies Sun Atlas cargo bike - my next bike, so fun to ride Brian Warner Sea Foam Log Whale Snag Tsunami Angel Beefriended Someone Angel and I Dragon Noodles Sizzle Pie Christmas Morning Sunrise - Off I-5 Home for Christmas

Dave’s Killer Bread Good Seed Halos

For those of you in the Pacific Northwest you probably already know about Dave’s Killer Bread. Dave’s makes the finest bread you can buy at the grocery market (only available in states on the west coast or mail order). All Dave’s breads are organic, whole grain, choose the best ingredients(all kosher and vegan), and are baked right outside of Portland, OR. Their slogan is  “Just say no to bread on drugs!”. The bread has NO artificial flavors or preservatives. My favorites are the Good Seed for toast and peanut butter sandwiches, and the Blues Buns are great for making the perfect Boca Burger. They have lots to choose from and I have never been disappointed by any of their bread.

Something those of you who already love Dave’s might not know yet is Dave’s has recently come out with bagels called Good Seed Halos. The other day, looking at the store, we came across the Halos and wanted to try them. I am a person who eat a bagel almost every day. I tend to choose the cheaper bagels or whatever on sale but I love all the Dave’s products so I had to try them right away. They come in a 4 pack for $5.19, which is a bit pricey. Each bagel is large (3.8oz) each in a comparison to the store brand bagels being 3oz (Fred Meyer/Kroger Brand). Each Good Seed Halo is nutrient packed, covered with lots of seeds just like the Good Seed Bread making them amazing.
I tried the bagels toasted with  Adams Peanut Butter, Earth Balance, and Tofutti Better the Cream Cheese. With all of these the bagels were amazing.  I enjoyed it so much I had a second bagel right away. The bagels are soft, toast well, and have great flavor. These are the best bagels I have ever had.

 

Read Dave’s Killer Bread Good Seed Halos Full Press Release HERE

Heres a fun video for the Blues Buns

More photos

Here are some more photos from the past couple days. Had a lot of good days, and photos to go along with them.
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From a bike ride up to Skinner’s Butte

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From outside of UofO on our bike registration trip.

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Angel and I

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Taking some photos by the river

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A nice man on a tall bike rode by us on a walk

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Buzz-sawing a cup

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Eating sour patch kids

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We made wonderful Boca burgers and corn

Elephant Garlic Bread

I picked up some elephant garlic the other day at the store to make some great garlic bread with a loaf ciabatta. I roasted 1 clove in foil for just over half an hour. The clove became super soft. After that I put olive oil on the bread, and cut into the clove. The knife cut through it smoothly like I was cutting warm butter. I spread it on top of the ciabatta and sprinkled a little salt over the top. I put it under the broiler for just under 5 minutes, and it was perfect.

Three large cloves to each bulb.

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The cloves are larger then most entire bulbs of garlic.

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The garlic just baked in the foil in its juices and was perfect.

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The bread was perfectly toasted on the top.

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The meal was perfect. Yes, all I ate was the garlic bread. It had a really good taste to it, not a strong garlic flavor.