Thursday, December 13, 2018

What to do on a Cold Day...

Rode to the coffee shop again this morning. It was around +4°F with some light snow. I had adjusted the rear brake a few nights ago and wanted to see if it worked any better. I think that it may be dragging some so not better. In the winter, 90% of my braking seems to come from the front anyway. The rear, when it works, just sort of drags on the snow. I ran a couple other errands around town and I'm still amazed that all of the heated gear continues to work. As Bridget pointed out in a comment on one of Dom's posts, I'm not a real fan of winter anymore. I thought about taking a picture of the Ural with all of the snow covered trees but never found the "right" location. The sun never really came out.

I stopped at my office again to continue the iMac setup with the new SSD. I'm impressed with the speed improvement from the SSD. It feels like a brand new computer instead of one that's about 4-5 years old.

My project of the day was home-made granola. Ingredients are rolled oats, chopped almonds, pecans, sunflower kernels, walnuts, wheat germ, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, olive oil, shredded coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, and dried cranberries. Basically, the kitchen sink. I was inspired by Bridget's brother making some in Virginia and was reminded of an old recipe that I had used in the past.

4 comments:

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

Richard had all the ingredients set out for the granola yesterday. There was a bag of chocolate sitting in the pile. I was disappointed that it didn't make it into the granola. It does taste very good anyway. ;)

redlegsrides said...

I hit the wrong button, one shouldn't try and think at such early hours....meant to say, I empathize with your discontent with Winter....I think all this time in the SW desert might make any snow rides in Colorado harder to do.

RichardM said...

If I put the chocolate chips into the granola then there wouldn't be any cookies today...

RichardM said...

I suspect that you may be right. But snow rides are different, especially on bright, sunny days.