Of Sprinters or breakaway specialists....
Another day of undulating, hilly terrain. The climbs are easier. The finish offers an opportunity for a bunch sprint. So, perhaps, the peloton and sprinters’ teams will be motivated to keep the breakaway in check? We can hope.
Of Sprinters or breakaway specialists....
Just another day for a breakaway and Stage win glory or.......
After a long, steady day in the saddle (a welcome respite in the relentlessly tough first week of the Tour and a rare gift for the sprinters) , the Tour comes to yet another day suited for the breakaway specialists. Stage 8 includes 7 categorized climbsRead More
Hello hilly Vosges! Today is a brand new sorta day......Read More
We finally enter France.....
Today the Tour organizers continue their quest to make the first week of the race more interesting than the repetitive hours of flat road riding, marketing breakaways, and a field sprint finish. True, the first 170km is exactly that, but with 30km remaining the riders will encounter three Category 3 climbs (climbs are ranked according to certain guidelines and are rated from most difficult 1 to the least 4.Read More
Every second counts as the team’s race against the clock......
Today’s team time trial is just a short 27.6 km (approx 17 miles) with wide, flat roads (yes there are four “climbs”, but at just 4% grade these guys will barely notice!) so today is all about big engines and solid technique.Read More
And 3 weeks of suffering begins.....
Today will be a calm day on the bike with a breakaway and an exciting sprint finish as the fastest men position themselves early for the green jersey (a jersey OWNED by Peter Sagan —6 so far—more on each jersey and the races within the race later). And a tiny Sagan tangent here: I think he wants yellow today...perfect stage for him).Read More
When I married my southern hubby, cornbread became more of a staple and less of a “oh you made cornbread” moment. There are thousands of cornbread recipes out there...many that I have made and love...but, this is the one I was taught to make by my Grammy in her Wagner cast iron skillet (Oh I miss that skillet!!). The best part, her cornbread is straightforward so the perfect base for me to add all sorts of stuff (fruit, cheese, herbs, aromatics, veggies, etc) to fancy it up.Read More
The dictionary defines Authentic as “genuine. Real. True. Worthy. Reliable. Trustworthy.” In our current culture, we should not be surprised that so many are seeking an “authentic life.” We are inundated by the “highlight reel” that is social media.Read More
Snake Handler is one of my favorite brews from Birmingham local Good People Brewing Co. I hope you enjoy this amazing brisket! It didn’t last long in the Bevil household…Read More
I spend this week the same way every year: gathering my recipes, ordering my turkey and planning my shopping. I love Thanksgiving. Growing up, I knew Thanksgiving officially started when my mother’s large, wooden bowl was stacked to overflowing with torn white bread (to sit out and grow stale, overnight, for stuffing).Read More
Ok. This is just simple, smashed red potatoes. It will forever be “Pudge” because my husband ordered meatloaf and pudge on our first date (the Flying Biscuit, ATL). He soon regretted that heavy decision as we enjoyed a concert at Chastain Park .Read More
My mom and grammy called this mandel bread, but I always heard mongrel bread which always caused snorts of laughter around the table. Whatever you want to call it, this is a cup of coffee’s and a lazy morning’s best friend. This is a terrific recipe to make with your kids. I still remember shaping the dough and getting flour everywhere! There are many versions of this recipe, but here is the one I grew up with (we didn’t add chocolate chips but an easy add if desired).Read More
In today’s program glimpse, Carol gives priceless insight into what sets the Common Sense Transformation apart.Read More
My son loves gyros and these lamb meatballs are the best substitute for traditional gyro meat (I don’t have a vertical spit. Who does?).Read More
MACROS. Yet another hot topic in the Diet Culture these days. Counting macros is a verified way to lose weight and reach your goals, but it always ends in “falling off the wagon” and sliding back into your old ways.Read More
In a recent blog post, I discussed the ONE thing to do to improve your health immediately: COOKING! The first step to becoming a competent cook is to have fresh ingredients on-hand and convenient to grab in the rush of the work week.Read More