Beer me

Yow. Another temperature record today — 90 degrees. I believe that’s three high-temp marks that have fallen this year, and it’s only May, f’chrissakes.

I did a bit of work and then I did a bit of cycling before the mercury rose too far, riding the Pikes Peak Greenway to the north gate of the Air Force Academy and back. Weird winds, coming from every whichaway, but mostly from in front, as per usual.

Back at the ranch, the “lawn” needed mowing. We call it a lawn, because it is (a) mostly green and (2) on the ground, but between you and me it needs more than mowing. And it didn’t even get that today, because I ain’t mowing no lawn in no 90-degree temps, thanks all the same.

Instead, I’m drinking a beer. St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing, to be specific. It’s my new favorite beer, and I recommend it to anyone considering mowing the lawn.

6 Responses to “Beer me”

  1. Libby Says:

    Glad you got a ride and a fine beverage in.

    I’m following the Giro on tape delayed RAI International which I DVR. It’s very entertaining. Lots of interviews, including on the fly by the motochronistas. I try to watch it as it airs. Today I haven’t been able to see it yet. Sometimes I check LUG after I’ve viewed the stage. If RAI was broadcasting live, I’d follow with you guys in the morning.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Hey, Libby … don’t bother watching today’s stage, unless you’re having trouble sleeping. But tomorrow should be a good one. has a lot of live online viewing options, as does I alternate between the Gazzetta and Eurosport feeds, but mostly go with the latter for Sean Kelly, who may be God.

      • Libby Says:

        Whoa, now Cassani (I’m watching) is talking about the giornos’ prognostications! Pancani in front, Gregor Brown 2nd, Scarbozza, 5th, where are you? (@: [17.6 k to go]
        Boaro checks his map; lots of terraced orchards; [15k to go];
        I’m thinking about Cunego stabbing Simoni in the face [Falzes 2004];
        one of these [10] guys is going to win; does DeMarchi have anything left in his legs after his long raid on Sunday? 10k to go another castle fort and on to the finish. Salvodelli is talking about the climb and finale.
        Grazie Paolo! Grazie Patrick! Buono notte!

      • High Plains Drifters Says:

        Might be my Internet connection, but I can’t get a feed to last more than five minutes.

        I’d listen to Sean Kelly cover a pinewood derby.

  2. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    90 degrees? We’re waiting for it to warm up here in Piedmont. The rain has been coming down regularly as most have seen watching the Giro. Luckily we don’t have an clients here now, they start arriving Saturday when we hope it’s sunny and warm – but if not, there’s lunch to enjoy and wine to taste along with watching the Giro on TV. Meanwhile, we’re working on some new itineraries to celebrate CycleItalia’s 15th birthday in 2013. Add in the 10+ years we spent with the “other guys” and we’ve been sharing Italy with cyclists for a quarter of a century! Time flies when you’re having fun. After we get a ride in ourselves we’ll settle in today to watch the “tappone” over climbs we know very well, some of which we’ll visit in July

  3. High Plains Drifters Says:

    St L’s pretty good this year. 2010 was the best, and you didn’t miss much if you skipped the 2011 version. This year’s is good, but suffers in comparison to its maiden voyage.

    Broke out a Ska Modus Hoperandi for my post-weeding enjoyment. I can get a tree to live past the three year mark (which I blame on the one year warrantee) but I can get Canadian thistle to hit the five foot mark by turning my back on it for a couple of weeks.

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