Friday, November 9, 2018

Weekends are for...

Nothing like consistently hitting the trails and enjoying the change in season along with it. Clocking miles in the mountains and building up skills. Looking forward to branching out to new spots this season and keeping the momentum up in the winter!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Fall 2018 #Roundup

Haven't made one of these in awhile, but also haven't been buying much for a year. I put all my pennies into the new Triumph Bonneville, which has left little in the way for goodies.  I CANNOT COMPLAIN, the new ride is amazing. But, the weather is changing and the wishlist is growing, so enjoy.  I've been getting into some new music and a lot of mountain biking <3

Giro Helmet 
Beer: Friday Flannel 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Beer Review (60): Block House Brewing | Pumpkin Ale

BreweryBlock House Brewing Beer: Pumpkin Ale| Beer Advocate Score: 3.47/5 Abv: 7%

Hope Yinz like Pumpkin Beers, because this one is sure to shake up the normal repertoire. This is the most cinnamon-induced beer I've ever encountered and I actually love the overly sweet, and thick, sticky taste. This beer hails from the Steel City itself, and actually, the first time I'm hearing of the brewery.  Hmm, maybe I live under a rock, but this is a nice little treat to discover. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Beer Review (59): Harpoon | Flannel Friday Amber Ale

BreweryHarpoon Brewery Beer: Amber Ale| Beer Advocate Score: 3.82/5 Abv: 5.7%

I'm usually not a huge fan of Amber Ale's - there's something about a caramel and malt in a beer that doesn't appeal to me much. This beer on the other hand was a gentle step into fall, with familiar seasonal flavors, like the aforementioned, but actually tasty this time! Maple syrup, crispy leaves, and a sticky mug of this will get you in the spirit. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Watkins Glen & Keuka Lake, NY

Watkins Glen, NY is one of the most scenic places I've been to. 19 waterfalls that I remember dreading so much 'hiking' to as a kid, I have now learned to appreciate as an adult. The steps carved into the stream's edge and the walkways built behind waterfalls definitely makes the trek worthwhile. Seneca Lake is a sight to see, but not nearly as spectacular as the way nature carved its way through layers upon layers of rock over the course of thousands of years. 

Just like any good ending to the summer, much was packed into a weekend away. Namely a night at Keuka lake. Yea, the funny shaped 'Y' finger lake of NY state. This one in particular is so clean and cheerful that I couldn't wait to get into the canoe and drift away.  Only regret during this entire trip is that it was too short and I would have loved to have my bicycle. Looking forward to venturing back one of these days. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Beer Review (58): 21st Amendment | Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA

Brewery21st Amendment Brewery Beer: Blood Orange IPA| Beer Advocate Score: 3.75/5 Abv: 7.0%

Long time fan of this brewery and the original Brew Free! or Die IPA. Last Saturday was filled with warm, soggy weather brought on by Spring, so I decided to rest the bones and treat myself. This beer is fragrant and creamy with a bold citrus and hoppy bite.  Buy a six pack, have a picnic, you are welcome. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Catchin' Spring Rays

Bicycles, Philadelphia

Skate Shop

Spring has sprung in Philadelphia and I'm taking full advantage. I made a promise this year to myself to learn something new, again - then never let myself lose it. In walks Skateboarding. And there limps Vanessa.  So here's a few shots from the last two weekends of taking in the sites, being adventurous, and catching a sunset. 

Hope you all are well