These are seriously easy no-fail Peach Shortcakes that make use of fresh, seasonal product and come together super fast. Exactly what you need for a sweet summer dessert.
It’s fruit season and bike season and beach season and just all the kinds of things that make me smile from ear to ear. The other day at the shop, I had on the Tour. A co-worker commented that he didn’t like cycling because you couldn’t root for anyone. That all the cycling heroes were drug users. He said the only person he could root for, was the guy coming in last. And this made me sad. I have spent hours on my bike. I have been broken and bruised. I have invested way more money than I thought possible. I own creams for my BUTT. I get better every single time I ride. No, I am not ever going to compete at the level of the Tour, but I don’t do drugs to advance myself either.
I got to thinking about my friends. The group of people I get to ride with. The men and women that have taught me what it means to suffer. I thought about how much I idolize their crazy competitive skills. I thought about how slow they make me feel and how I am always going to be chasing them, smiling from ear to ear no matter how much it hurts.
And then I got to brag. I told my co-worker if he wanted to root for someone, root for us. Root for my friend who leaves on Thursday for an epic bike ride across the Alps who pushes himself harder than 99% of people out there all day every day. Root for the chicks who have bad knees and get back on and rough it out. Root for the guys who don’t quit. The ones who train for hours every week. The local heroes that inspire and push one another. Root for the community that is bikes, and running, and anything positive that builds up its own peers and competition. They are everywhere around you. And I am one of them.