The Acoustic Cafe

The The Acoustic Cafe is one of just about everyone around here’s favorite places. The Acoustic serves up wonderful sandwiches, soups, and baked goods- their cinnamon rolls are The Bomb. Back in The Before Times they also had a concert or two a week. I always get a little nostalgia buzz when I show upContinue reading “The Acoustic Cafe”

Blowing Out The Sunset

The weather around here has been a bit miserable lately, but today marked a wonderful change with temps in the mid 20’s and it was wonderfully crisp and sunny. As is usually the case on days like today I took a spin around town on my bike and as is also usually the case IContinue reading “Blowing Out The Sunset”

Sometimes My Tea Needs A Little Encouragement

Way back a long time ago I bought a little Joby smartphone tripod and, as sometimes happens, the tripod went from the front of my desk, to the back of my desk, to the storage box right next to my desk, and never got used. I found it today while sorting through some stuff andContinue reading “Sometimes My Tea Needs A Little Encouragement”

Recreate Responsibly

Hi all, there’s not much to report on the blog front. Posting should start to pickup next week as we get though the last bit of awful weather and the tail end of Brown Season. In the meantime, I found an info graphic on The Rails To Trail Conservancy’s Twitter account that I thought I’dContinue reading “Recreate Responsibly”

Civil Disagreement

Wether or not we should all come together and forgive old slights now that Joe Biden has won the presidential election is much in the news these days. I would like to add this thought to the discussion: If I get up in someone’s face and call them a bastard, it might change their opinionContinue reading “Civil Disagreement”

Brown Season Continues…

Brown Season can turn into Snow Season any time now. I was going to go on a bike ride today, but it turned out to be one of those damp days in the 30’s where no matter what you do you can’t stay warm and then suddenly you’re over heated, so today’s ride turned intoContinue reading “Brown Season Continues…”

I’m a bit of Paprika Fiend/ Macro Lens’s Aren’t Just For Macros

I might need to do a stock up seeing how I’m down to only three kinds of paprika and two of the jars are just little ones. Yeah, I’m a bit of paprika fiend. I haven’t been using my DSLR that much this year and when do I usually use a wide angle zoom onContinue reading “I’m a bit of Paprika Fiend/ Macro Lens’s Aren’t Just For Macros”

One Of The Benefits of NOT Riding Tubeless

The tire in the pic was extremely hard to get on the bike and, I think, what happened here is that in putting the it on last spring I put a micro-tear in the sidewall which worsened over time. About two months ago I could see a few millimeter long tear starting which rapidly progressedContinue reading “One Of The Benefits of NOT Riding Tubeless”

The Goat Is Back In Black/ Some Pics From Around Town

I took a spin down Water Street, which is the closest thing that Eau Claire has to a college town main drag, and was happily surprised to see that the coffee shop The Goat had gotten a remodel. Last time I’d been by it was looking torn apart and forlorn and I’d wondered if itContinue reading “The Goat Is Back In Black/ Some Pics From Around Town”