Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Hot Toddy and New Year's Bike Ride

Took Keith's advice and gave up on the NyQuil and other night-time cold/flu formulas. Sonya mixed up a lemon, honey and hotwater concoction. I consulted my Mr. Boston's bartending guide and discovered the Hot Toddy...Jim Beam was my choice of bourbons. Worked amazingly well at clearing up my throat. Also had a more pleasant taste than the straight Jim Beam I was gargling earlier in the day...although, I must say it also did a great job.

Overall Grade: A
PQ: Too difficult to calculate, since I eyeballed the JB shot I poured and can't remmeber what I paid for the bottle.

I thought I was fully recovered this morning, so I set out on a 60+ mile ride with a couple of guys. After the toughest climb of the ride, about 12 miles into the ride, I had very little energy left and was getting dropped hard. (I'm still trying to kick this sore throat and couldn't put out my normal effort). Not wanting to go over the Pali Highway and be committed to the full 60 miles, I had to bail. Too bad, since I brought the camera to get some shots of the Pali descent and ride along the windward coast. I did manage to get a good workout with about 35 miles of riding. Had to snap one picture anyway, as proof that I did ride on January 1st...not too many times in my life will I be able to do this without bundling up.

4 comments:

Keith said...

Well glad the JB has been working for you -- we had some last night, but mixed in the sauce for a bread pudding, but was still quite noticeable despite the 'minimal' amount.

Strap said...

can't go wrong with bourbon...except for Wild Turkey.

Sonya said...

how was the bread pudding? other than rice pudding...I can't think of anything I like more. let me know if you have a winning recipe.

Louis Winthorpe III said...

I'm glad Uncle Tom isn't in the room to hear you blaspheme Wild Turkey...