A Recipe for a Successful Bike Ride
(With Illustrations From Today and From Yesteryear)
- Dress appropriately
- Don’t take yourself too seriously
- Use your gears often and use your brakes when necessary
- Groove out on nature
- Don’t get bummed out because of wind, hills and view-blockers
- Stop and smell not just the roses, but also the weeds
- Observe animal behavior
- Wave in appreciation to auto drivers when they let you go first at a four-way stop.
- Wave in friendliness to pedestrians and fellow cyclists and predict if they’ll wave back. (Try not to be disappointed when they don’t.)
- Change hand positions frequently to avoid hand fatigue, and try out some new ones just for fun.
- Incorporate other activities into your ride–such as yoga.
- Upon completion, write about it on Cycle 365.
A Recipe for a Successful Batch of Chicken Wings
“There is no place for a picture of chicken wings on a cycling website,” I thought to myself as I posted such a photo the other day. Yet, I left it there against all better judgement. I prepared to be vilified and shamed for it.
Far from being ripped to shreds by my fellow Cycle 365-ers, I was showered with praise. Some of you said my chicken wings looked pretty good. I was quite humbled by the positive comments and by two or three people asking for the recipe. Thanks to that overwhelming public demand, I am going to publish my super-secret recipe. I typed it out last night just for you.
It would have been nice to say that I, the greatest chef since Lincoln — maybe greater than Lincoln — created the beautiful, beautiful, perfect recipe all by myself, but that would have been a whopper of a lie. What kind of person would state such obvious lies? That’s why I gave a little credit to Emeril at the bottom of the recipe, and that’s why I am posting the next picture of the original recipe that I cut out of Parade Magazine about a decade ago.