Recovery RIde (and charbroiled eel and beer I had last night)

Well, now my 10-hour working days have come back. So no more 40 mile hill training. I go back to my routine, 17 to 20 mile a little hill training (depending on what time I can go to bed the night before) and 10 hour work (a big sigh).

This morning it was a bit cloudy and I can feel “the beginning of fall.” Maybe this is the best season for riding. It is still hot in daytime so maybe gotta wait for some more time.

Here’s my data. Today it was more like a recovery ride (I happen to see a cyclist with a par of bull horns and a disc wheel and he went at 25 mph. I followed him for a while till he went away and for this about a mile, I rode really hard) so it was not much of data.

Totally change the subject, In Japan, the most loved food by guys (many women don’t like them because their original shape remind them something of snakes and in Japan there are many women who don’t like snakes) is eel. It is charbroiled with sweet soy-sauce type of sauce and it is good. Well, don’t be afraid and try when you come to Japan. It is believed to give people extra energy so it is the best food for the cyclists in summer lol. It is also the high ranking food in Japan, maybe comparable to Sushi so good eel is a little expensive, though. And I ate one of the best of the kind, last night.

And had some beer. This was great, too!

Mexican beer

Japanese beer

Now for something completely different! Work (A big sigh).


About dw64 (or Masa(aki) or Mark)

I am 52-year-old Japanese male. Ever since I watched Sesame Street when I was VERY young (5 years old?). I fell in love with American English and culture. I learned English hard and now I am teaching it. Then when I was 18, I had an opportunity to stay with an American family in Shell Knob, Missouri and I asked them to educate me as an American kid. So they taught me the American way and even my taste for food has changed completely so I call this rebirth! Then when I was 30 (I visited the U.S. several times but they were short stays), I joined the MA course in teaching English of graduate school in Vermont. I stayed about 10 months there (it was an intensive course). I stayed in a dorm and learned a lot inside and outside of classrooms. I got all the credits but I failed because of the difference in the context between the U.S. and JAPAN cuz it is so hard to teach English in The way I learned in the course because in Japan, teaching is about understanding grammar and structure in Japanese. But my journey does not end here. Last year I was admitted the CELTA course in NYC where I worked hard and got this certificate that certifies that I had finished the course and qualified to teach English to people who want learn English as a second language by Cambridge University standard. So if you are one of those people, send me a message and I can help you learn American English (I got this at Cambridge but basically they teach different English depending on location). Why did I pick NYC? Well, I am a huge fan of American everything! I live the country even when that demagogue guy is the President so I am an authentic fan of it. I mean, I love the U.S. more than anything in this world. There was a guy who loved Japan so much so after he retired he came to Japan and became a citizen. I want to do the same, actually. So now I am so into it, I listen to NYC CBS radio 880 all the time except when I watch dramas on Netflix, HBO or HULLU or read paperbacks on Kindle (read 70 books in the last two years). And then I am writing in English. I hope to be able to write something publishable in the future but I have to learn some more. As for my learning, I have almost done usual stuff so now I decide to do things that native speakers who wish to be writers will do. At least I learned 8000 words and phrases in the last couple years and I confirmed that I know more than 22000 words, which is tantamount to the number of words American graduate school students have. Well I might talk about these things, too, but I will talk about my favorite things in this blog. I love American dramas. I love the ones with some sci-fi portion in it. Like, from HULU, Gotham, Lucifer, Fringe, etc. I love good comedies so I love Seinfeld, SNL and night shows. Netflix? Luke Cage, Daredevil, and other defenders. I love legends of tomorrow, too. HBO, Game of Thrones!! And I also loved Night of and West World. I also might talk about cycling (road biking) and all other stuff! Please feel free to comment!
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2 Responses to Recovery RIde (and charbroiled eel and beer I had last night)

  1. pudgycyclist says:

    Well at least you’re still getting out there to ride even though you can’t do your full 40 miles (jealous!). Thanks for sharing the food. One day when I visit Japan, I’ll have to try the eel. It looks very delicious!

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