Here are a few videos that I took in the past month.
On one of my rides I stopped for a scenic break and met the lady above in the video. Her and her husband and friends were on their way into London on their boat house. She told me they barely took off a few days ago and the trip will probably take them a few weeks. I also got the opportunity to work the locks which was really cool. The video only shows the closing of the first gates since I ended up helping them open the second gate and letting the flood water in. It’s pretty damn cool how it works. There are a few locks along the canal so I will definitely be getting a full video soon when I can.
Out of pure boredom I made the time lapse video above. It’s the view out of our back window from the living room. It’s sunrise to sunset.
The above is a time lapse that I did from a 30 mile ride around some paths that I found. It’s mostly dirt, gravel, and sand but has some paved section as well. I am riding my road bike with the new Mavic Open Pro wheels which are pretty bullet proof and the 28c tires (at 70psi) rides decently smooth.
Last week on Facebook I posted…
“McDonalds UK is having the “Great Taste of America” tour. I’m actually excited and looking forward to trying them all and seeing how legit they are (and setting myself up for disappointment probably)!
Each week they are having a new American inspired Sandwich. The Menu includes Louisiana BBQ, Chicago Supreme, Arizona Nacho Grande, California Melt, and New York Classic!”
I still have every intention of trying all of them. Last week we had the Louisiana BBQ sandwich and I have to say… it was rather good! The bun was better than the standard buns they usually serve with everything else. It was by no means artisan but it was good. The BBQ sauce reminded me of the McRib even though this was beef and the McRib claims to be pork, the tastes of the two sandwiches are very similar. If I could order again (which I can’t since it was only available for a week), I probably would.
We also upgraded the fries to crisscut. They were somewhere in between Carl’s Jr and Chick-fa-la crisscut fries, seasoned but not overly. It definitely tasted better than the standard fries and even came with a sour cream and chive dip that tasted like ranch. The dip was good but I thought it went better with standard ketchup.
I’m looking forward to trying the Chicago sandwich this week. I’ll probably do the crisscuts fries again.
While on the top of food, I was stoked to find Rolling Rocks here! Rolling Rocks is one of the favorite light easy drinking kick back beer. They came in a four pack which is pretty common here. The labels were stickers though as oppose to the painted labels we get back in the states. The taste seems right… possibly a little lighter.
We also found a Krispy Kreams doughnut! We were planning on coming back after dinner to check it out but it was closed by then so we never had a chance to. According to their website we should be able to find some at gas stations around here. I might go on a mission later and find some…
On Tuesday I went out for a long run and stumbled on this thing…
It’s way bigger than it looks in the pictures. If you’re curious as to what it is, wiki has the answers… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemlock_Stone
I was looking for places to eat around Nottingham and saw that they had a CHILLIS!!! First thing that came to mind was their baby back ribs (not because they’re good but because of the jingle!)
I got pretty excited to be honest, yet another American restaurant in England I thought (more on this in a future post)… but then I looked closer and saw that it was… what…? Indian food to go…? When did Chillis start selling Indian food I thought to myself…
I did a quick search and found this about them…
“Chilli’s is a local family run business.
We look forward to serving you our wide selection of delicious Indian Cuisine, we invite you to order order from our exclusive new Takeaway in Lady Bay, West Bridgford.
Here at Chilli’s we are constantly improving our service and quality to give our customers the best experience which is why we offer high quality ingredients and an impeccable service.
We have some very special dishes – different than anywhere else in the Country.
Our Chef is proud of his signature menu and would like to recommend the Lamb Kalimirch and the Goan fish curry in Sherwood, and the popular Chilli Signature dish also available in Lady Bay all made with fresh ingredients and spices – that everybody loves!
To join us and try these dishes please call your most desired branch and place your order!”
Do these people have no shame! They straight out stole the Chilies logo!!!!!