Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association
Brewers of Hardy Rides.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day off

Chicago alley



Shooting pix from the car. Wrigley building off Michigan ave.




Giusseppe hanging at the pizzeria.




Intelligentsia coffee shop at the Monadnock building. This is the creme de la creme for coffee. period.

Two hour drive into the city today to run some errands with the father-in-law. After all the driving and all the hassle we accomplished nothing and returned to the land of corn tired and cranky. The best part of the day was making out to my favorite coffee shop in the world: Intelligentsia. I ordered a large Latte and also brought back home 2 lbs of the Black Cat Organic Espresso. My whole car smelleed like coffee. We stopped in little italy for lunch and had some pizza and salad at Pompei, then stopped at the italian deli for another cup of coffee. I arrived home beat after totalling 160 mile on the Pantani-mobile but it sure was a relief to go down there and see something different. The weather forecast for Trans Iowa seems favorable and I just hope it stays like that. I really plan on finishing this year. I know, I know, I have been writing about this for months.
best,
Ari

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tough WEATHER conditions for the Trans!!! The DBD sez, "Bring it on baby!!!"
Hugs,
C

Tim Ek said...

Don't "hope" you're going to finish, "Know" you're going to finish. You will!! See you soon.

Ari said...

After all we have gone through the winter I have no fear of this weather. The only thing I really don't like dealing with is lightning. A friend of mine has been struck TWICE by lightning while riding his bike. In both instances the lightning bolt hit the dead center of his stem while he had his hands on the tops. He is still alive and riding. The Slender Fungus Cycling Association is ready for Combat at the trenches of the B Roads.
Ari

Jay said...

by the looks that is the pompeii on taylor st.