Sunday, May 26, 2019

Bike the Drive 2019

Did my 2nd Bike the drive. 

Figured it would be fun to ride a bit since I had nothing better to do Sunday morning. 

Got Mortadella all set the night before. 

My plan was to ride 30 miles and be done. The later it gets, the more of a shit show lakeshore drive becomes. 

5:45am I was cruising down the path. 

It was fun!

Heading back south there was a bad accident near Fullerton. 

There’s many potholes and uneven pavement to keep an eye out for. 

My goal was to get done before any potential rain started because I’m over riding running or whatever in shitty conditions. 

My friend N snapped this action pic of me  (below) heading back south. 

Shortly after the pic was taken I said “on your left” to a lady riding slower whom I needed to pass. She replied with. “Fuck you, fuck you” repeatedly in an extremely aggressive nature. I laughed because I was so shocked. and then wondered if that is the new “good morning?” But in all seriousness, it was disturbing. I had said “on your left” in the same manner to like 15-20 people prior to encountering her, and the same amount of people said it to me. I appreciated that they were giving me a heads up they were passing. Knowing proper bike etiquette is important and essential if you plan to do rides like this. 

*on your left- a very polite way to let other riders you are close by and that you are passing on their left*

The other thing I noticed was the high number of riders taking selfies and messing with their phones while riding their bikes. Smh. I get it- it’s cool to take a selfie or shot of the skyline with a car free lakeshore drive, but for the love of god just signal, and pull off to the side to take your photos. đŸ€Š‍♀️ 
I tried to keep a decent effort while riding so I would be done quickly. As time goes on the number of inexperienced riders grows and gets dangerous imo. 

Overall I had fun, but I definitely prefer the organized rides in the burbs better as they are less crowded and people seem to pay attention more. 

Della was happy to get a medal for completing 30 miles. 

It was a good way to spend Sunday morning. 

**all photos taken today while practicing safe bike practices- signaled I was stopping and then pulled off to the side away from tracffic. Because don’t be a dumbass. 

Oatmeal pre ride
Sis electrolytes and ice in my bottle

Ride started at 70degrees, finished at 57

Should have brought a blue tooth speaker to have some jamz. Next time. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

KĂžbenhavn Days 3-4

Thursday morning we went for a nice walk 

We were on a mission. 

We went to Studio Arhoj so I could buy some of their adorable ceramic pieces. I first learned of them from a friend last year, and was so happy to finally get to see their studio. 

All the walking worked up an appetite. So we had hotdogs at the mall. Then we continued walking around and bought some Chili Klaus hot sauce to bring back. 

We went back to Mikkeller Viktoriagade to enjoy their TTO (tap takeover) for Angry Chair. 

So many incredible beers on a beautiful day. 

We ran into H again. 

And then added B to our squad. 

Then we went to dinner at the brand new Vesterbro Chinese. 

We ran into many more friends there too 

and ate a delicious prix fix menu with Mr Aktivfoodie, Donald. 

Burrada And Sichuan pepper! 

The most amazing chicken wings with Sichuan. 

All things Sichuan!

Soft shell crab smorrebrod. 

Us and Aktivfoodie. 

Post dinner we cycled up to Koelship the lambic bar. 

This is one of my favorite bars in CPH  it’s full of hygge and sours. 

We rode bikes up there- being confident to bike in Copenhagen was a game changer. Usually we would just walk - in this case almost 2 miles. But biking is so much better and faster!

We cycled fast to get to World famous Kebabistan before they closed at 1am. With 7 min to go, we were the only ones around. 

2 minutes later and 5 until closing, there was a crazy line. 

Perfect end to day 3. 

Day 4 was the start of MBCC!

We had our first beer from North Korea. 

The beer was light and kind of tasted like sake. 

The longest line at the festival consistently wasn’t for bissell brothers or the veil or any other world famous brewery, but it was for Taedonggang. 


Post festival we walked around. 

Friendly reminder. 

Fire starter at the festival. 

For dinner we wanted to go to Brus, so we rented bikes for the several mile trip there. Unfortunately it was packed and all we got was a delicious beer. 

Then we cycled over to my favorite bar, Mikropolis for a cocktail. 

Another friendly reminder. 

We cycled back to near where we were staying under the cover of darkness. I loved how peaceful it was. 

We ate at Ankara Duram for more amazing schwarma before going to Viktoriagade and eventually Fermentoren. 

Meet up with H again randomly and had a blast talking over beer. 

The perfect end to day 4.