We went to Joseph Or. for a brews and blues festival. After a long day on the motorbikes having a mountain stream at a brew pub to soak your feet in is a bit of heaven.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
So here's what's new I bought motorcycle this month during bike to work week, but I'm still trying to bicycle to work at least a couple times a week.
Musically nothing much new, still lots of stuff I would like to get but it adds up so quick I don't know where to start.
We did a Tequila tasting in early April, I found that a good sipping Tequila is just as tasty a good whiskey.
It's not much but like I say I been busy
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
It's a broad mix, one of the high lights from the KPBX sale is Women of Istanbul, a collection of female cabaret singer from late 20's to early 40's Turkey. This is one of those albums I probably won't listen to a lot but I love having in my collection because it's so different from any thing else, plus it will be perfect next time I throw a middle eastern potluck.
From Bloodshot Records a got the newest albums from The Bottlerockets and The Meat Purveyors, a sound track and The Legendary Sundowners. The Sundowners, according to the liner notes, held forth in Chicago honky tonks from the late 50s clear up to late 80s and I do like good honky tonk music.
GW wants us to go out and spend our refunds I wonder if Robin will let me blow it all on music?
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This would be an opportunity for bike minded people to get together casually and discus bike issues in Spokane and in general. This should be done during the work day, you would of coarse get extra points for bringing your boss or an elected official, and dress should be business casual, yes this means a tie. I'm thinking three bars over an area small enough for newer riders but far enough apart that traffic issues will be experienced and can then be discussed in context. This is the sort of ride where the names of the not so innocent must be protected, yes you should do this on the clock. It's about how the business and the bike communities can help each other, so give this some thought and maybe we can set something up.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The funny thing about riding is that thinking about it is always harder then doing it, but once you're out there you just pedal and get where ever you're headed. It's hard to get new riders to beleive you when you tell them their commute won't take much longer than driving until after they have done it a few times.
So if you're thinking about it, quit thinking and start pedaling.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Hopefully the snow will start going away soon and the bicycle content will go up. I did get out for a breakfast ride last week and that helps.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Looking forward to some spring ride, long cold wet rides with a farm breakfast at the end.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I pre-ordered a couple of CDs the other night, they both come out Feb. 5 and other then that I don't think they have anything in common.
The first is Chime Bells, it is suppose to be vintage cowboy yodel, some of it not available since it was released on 78.
The second is Kiss Kiss Kill Kill by the Horrorpops.
Here's a funny thing, since we got an Ipod in Apirl I've lost track of the number of new CDs I've bought. The previous few years I bought mostly from the used bin, letting chance and a good deal dictate what I purchased, now I'm finding obscure rockabilly, surf, 50's & 60's garagepunk, western swing, new country punk and pcychobilly, I've got 45+ record labels and online stores bookmarked... maybe if the major labels work at putting out good music instead of trying to protect an out dated business model... anyway enough of that rant
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
- http://www.lahtneppur.com/brews.html - Lapt Neppur had a Winter warmer, this was a Belgium style aged 3 months and at 9% is very full bodied. Their stout was tasty, but not as memorable. Lapt Neppur is located in Waitsburg near Walla Walla. We stopped there on Labour Day weekend last year and filled up a couple of growlers. This defanately a great little roadtrip destanatin, just make sure you make reservation at Whoop'en Up Hollow http://www.whoopemuphollowcafe.com/ for some good creaole cookin'.
- http://www.rogue.com/locations-issaquah.html - Rogue is practically an institution in craft brews, and I've tended to overlook their taps the last few years. I was pleasantly surprised by Bullfrog Ale, hoppy enough for me but not to hoppy for Robin. This beer is brewed in Issaquah and the gentleman behind the taps assured me they real frog.
- http://www.roslynbrewery.com/ - This is where we started and after waiting in line to get our wristbands and tasting mugs for 30 minutes it's hard to be subjective, but both the Roslyn Dark Lager and the Brookside Pale Lager were might tasty. The dark was smooth and malty without back of the throat grab I usually get from amber lagers, and the pale clean and bright.
- http://www.iron-horse-brewery.com/ - Ellensburg's hometown favorite, I discovered the Brown at Hill'shttp://www.hillsrestaurantandlounge.com/ and had also tried the Irish Death so I was looking forward to trying their other offerings, they did not disappoint. The Rodeo Pale was light and hoppy, while the Imperial Red was thick and hardy perfect to take the chill off.
Altogether Robin and I managed to try 21 beers from 11 breweries and only made it halfway through the list. The weather mostly cooperated with highs in the 40's and the sun peaking out from behind clouds. We will be looking forward to doing this very nice festival again.