The ultrashea

"It doesn't have to be fun to be fun"

-Mark Twight

"We don't make sacrifices. If we truly love this sport and we have these goals and dreams in the sport, the classroom, or in life, they're not sacrifices. They're choices that we make to fulfill these goals and dreams."

-Deena Kastor

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"

-Steve Prefontaine

Taken with Instagram

Taken with Instagram

Met with my neurologist this morning, and the news as it relates to cycling is not good. Given the permanent effects that I’m experiencing from the concussion in the car crash, as well as the fact that it was my third concussion, my racing “career”, such as it was, is over. The risk of permanent debilitating effects from another concussion is simply too great.

Perfect Bloody Mary (Taken with instagram)

Perfect Bloody Mary (Taken with instagram)

Seared scallops with ginger/sesame gastrique, scalloped potatoes with PFF Moonglo and Roquefort Papillon, served w 2006 Garretson The Saothar Viognier (Taken with instagram)

Seared scallops with ginger/sesame gastrique, scalloped potatoes with PFF Moonglo and Roquefort Papillon, served w 2006 Garretson The Saothar Viognier (Taken with instagram)

Pork fat and popcorn ice cream w caramel creme anglaise and lemon meringue. Wow. Just wow.  (Taken with instagram)

Pork fat and popcorn ice cream w caramel creme anglaise and lemon meringue. Wow. Just wow. (Taken with instagram)

Choucroute Garni and Westmalle Tripel at @blackdogurbana #KickAss (Taken with instagram)

Choucroute Garni and Westmalle Tripel at @blackdogurbana #KickAss (Taken with instagram)

Mussels, frites, bacon, bloody mary at Carmon’s Bistro #RapidlyBecomingSundayTradition (Taken with instagram)

Mussels, frites, bacon, bloody mary at Carmon’s Bistro #RapidlyBecomingSundayTradition (Taken with instagram)

Penny has determined that Rudy is not allowed to leave. Ever.  (Taken with instagram)

Penny has determined that Rudy is not allowed to leave. Ever. (Taken with instagram)

Stinky tofu FTW! (Taken with instagram)

Stinky tofu FTW! (Taken with instagram)

Hosted wildly successful cocktail party until late.  Help friend after her house got broken into.  Awake most of night due to wife with headcold.  In the name of all that’s holy, someone please send a caffeine IV and large amounts of cured meat.  And a nap. (Taken with instagram)

Hosted wildly successful cocktail party until late. Help friend after her house got broken into. Awake most of night due to wife with headcold. In the name of all that’s holy, someone please send a caffeine IV and large amounts of cured meat. And a nap. (Taken with instagram)

Penny is full of healing magic

Penny is full of healing magic