Rest days, good eating and small treats!

After my testing the knee ride so cycling is ok. Running not so much, probably time to get the knee supports on again.

Comrade Boris is cancelling all Christmas plans… I was suppose to be in the English Lakes for a few days camping and hiking but that’s not happening now so it’s stay at home activities…… 🤔

The Rapha Festive 500 it is then.

But first… rest the body, get some work done and relax

This is what that looks like:

Eating well

Start the day with a proper meal!
  • Sourdough toast
  • Avocado
  • Crushed pumpkin seeds
  • Vegan sausages
  • Poached eggs

OMG…. this could be the best thing I make! Well it’s certainly my favourite breakfast to make.

Evenings eating

  • Wheat tortillas
  • Vegan mince
  • Oinion
  • Pepper
  • Mushroons
  • Jalapeños
  • Lettuce
  • Guacamole
  • Skin on fries
  • Sweet potatoes fries

Finish the day with home made vegan delights!

Evenings treat

A wee dram to warm the cockles!
  • Single malt
  • Cups made of horn!
  • Awesome!

And enjoy a warming drink….


Testing the knee morning ride.

Today was suppose to be a huge 💯 mile ride to celebrate the winter solstice.

Leeds based bikepacking kit company Restrap posted a Strava Century challenge, and being a Strava wan&£r I wanted that badge.

But the nasty pain in my knee running on Friday said no! And I’m hiking up a mountain next week so beat not push it.

So a nice cold ride up and down the Chevin (big-ish) hill in North Leeds was a reasonable substitute.

No knee pain to speak of so it’s an impact issue rather than a movement & pressure issue I think.

Cycling it is until the Christmas get away.

Vegan delights

If you happen to be in Leeds at the right and hungry for some truly delicious food then I can thoroughly recommend eating at Punk Vegan. Links these guys food was awesome.

But ya can’t eat out every day, so inspired by the punk vegan “Nude Burrito 🌯 “ I decided to make my own… none nude version.

What’s in it I hear you ask?

  • Meat free mince, mixed with Fajita seasoning and bbq sauce
  • ice gem lettuce
  • Lime and coriander rice pack
  • Onion
  • Peoper
  • Mushroom
  • Spring onion
  • Tortillas
  • Skin on potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Jalapeños and chilli flakes
  • Guacamole

Now it was soo good… like I ate too much at once and had to have a lie down soo good.

Totally Vegan, most healthy and my god delicious!

Make it yourself it’s great food, kids loved it, e

Even the wannabe carnivore approved!