Sunday, October 07, 2007

Poker Run in Sparks

Recently we did a poker run in Sparks organized by the Gonads & Strife bike club. All the proceeds went to the local Make-a-Wish Foundation. In all, it was easily over 10 miles of riding starting at
Great Basin Brewing Co. going downtown along the river and then back to GBBC. You can read all about the run here:

Cycling Carson City

Here are some of the pictures of us on the run:

Families who ride bikes together, stay together.

Vegetarian Tacos

2 cans organic garbanzo beans
1/4 Cup Taco Seasoning (Costco)
Corn tortillas
Shredded cabbage
Diced tomatoes
Diced red onion
Chopped radish
Chopped cilantro
Kraft 2% Mexican Blend grated cheese
Guacamole (Costco) or fresh avocado
Daisy Lite sour cream
Ruybalid fire roasted salsa
Lime wedges


Combine garbanzo beans with taco mix in a sauce pan. Use liquid from only one can, drain the other. Simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lightly mash the garbanzo beans with a potato masher. This keeps them from rolling out of your taco shells, and gives them a ground beef-like texture. Heat the tortillas on a dry cast iron skillet. Spread some of the bean mixture on the tortilla, then top with the other ingredients squeeze the lime on top or in your beer or both whatever you prefer.

Brent paired with Pacifico with a slice of lime.

Picture courtesy of Flickr, recipe adapted from

Soccer @ Squaw Valley

Madison's spring competitive soccer team occasionally scrimmages a soccer academy team in Squaw Valley California. The venue is amazing, there is one large artificial turf field tucked away in the pine trees. There was a squirrel taunting Chili Dog most of the day, there were lots of birds in the trees too.

Olympic (Squaw) Valley was the location of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games so at the turn to the park where the soccer field is located, the Olympic flame still burns.

Madison plays right defense and mid field. Here she is getting ready to take the ball from the other team.

Another of Madison's specialties is the throw in. If you look closely, you can see the ball here in the upper left hand corner of this pic.

After the game some of the parents met up at Starbucks in Truckee for coffee. It ends up being a pretty long day with the drive and the game.

Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.