Handsome and I have recently gotten ourselves knee deep into a new hobby. One I would have never imagined myself doing alone. Mountain biking.
Every weekend and on weeknights where one of us doesn’t have school or work, we load up the truck with out two new Cannondale bikes, our silly sport apparel, and helmets and head out. We have discovered several great trails at some local Maryland and Delaware state parks that each offer something different and enjoyable for our rides. The guys at Wooden Wheels bike shop in Newark have been great to us as well, helping us pick out new bikes that work for us and recommending new websites and trails for us to try as well.
The best part about this whole shindig is that I would never have decided to pick up a bike and trek out into muddy paths with exposed rocks and roots all by myself – let alone break a sweat. (Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem getting muddy, I just wouldn’t have chosen a ‘push myself’ sport if left to my own devices). With Handsome pedaling ahead, my naturally competitive nature kicks things up a notch and I am more willing to push myself. It’s been interesting learning how to maneuver a bike through tight trails – not exactly as easy as the expression about riding a bike would make it seem. I have been struggling a little this week since I still have a sinus thing going on, but I am looking forward to where this new found love of mountain biking takes us.
Now, for what we eat when we get home and are starving after a long day at work and a few miles on the trails:
Onion-Cheddar Pork Burgers
from BGH Special Interest Publication: Grill It 2011
- 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teas salt
- 1/4 teas ground black pepper
- 2 lbs ground pork
- 2 cups shredded cheddar (8 ounces)
- 1 large onion, cut into 3 pieces
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 1/2 teas chili powder
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tbs packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tbs cider vinegar
- 1 tbs reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbs coarse-grain mustard
- Hamburger buns, split and toasted