Yes. That was the sign I saw yesterday. I stopped at the stoplight, but passed on the elk jerky. I passed it up for fresh cherry juice, which was good, but kind of tasted exactly like Pom. Elk jerky signs were definitely absent from my life in NYC. The equivalent probably would have been "DKNY sample sale--next block!"

I saw the bare-bones elk jerky ad while BIKING 28 MILES. 28 miles would be 27 more miles than I have ever biked before in my entire life. It was AMAZING--and, like all painful-but-good-for-you experiences, even more amazing when it was over. My boyfriend and I rented bikes and cycled to Lyons, a nearby town that features Oskar Blues, a very good BBQ joint with a backroom full of retro videogames like Frogger. It's the kind of place that would exist in Brooklyn, but would have the invisible quotation marks of irony around everything--here, only 50% of the populace is there for irony's sake, everyone else is there for the food. It's a day later now, and I'm feeling real about it. I feel real pain in my ass and a real sense of satisfaction from accomplishing something physically challenging with someone I love. I still feel no real need for elk jerky.

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Comment by Ted Rose on August 30, 2009 at 9:20pm
I can attest that Mari completed the 28 miles -- and with style. I do have one correction, however: SHE rented a bike; I own mine. When you've been out of NYC for 6 years, you make some crucial investments.
Comment by Adit Nathan on September 4, 2009 at 12:38pm
We have a bar in our neighborhood that imports bottles of Oskar Blues beer from Colorado, I just noticed.

Oh, and I've been biking as well. I never wanted to deal with it in New York, but now we have space to store bikes and I can use trails to get places, instead of getting all aggro with taxi drivers.
Comment by Mari Brown on September 4, 2009 at 1:23pm
nice! what kind of bike are you riding and have you invested in those incredibly sexy padded shorts?
Comment by Adit Nathan on September 8, 2009 at 11:50am
fuck no!

I haven't started wearing padded shorts. I don't think I'm going to get "kitted out" anytime soon. I got a 25-year old Specialized off Craigslist and had it tuned up and put new wheels on it. I just ride around town. Maybe 10 miles a day. I like wearing normal clothes so that I can hop on and off and go into bars and stores and stuff. Use it as transportation as much as excercise/fun.
Comment by Mari Brown on September 9, 2009 at 4:26pm
dude, i think i am going to have to do the padded shorts. i am going to craigslist for my bike too
Comment by Adit Nathan on September 9, 2009 at 8:15pm
I figured you would have had a pair assigned to you along with a yoga mat as soon as you moved to Boulder!
Comment by Anna on September 11, 2009 at 11:43pm
Dudes, I am impressed. This encourages my hope that once I leave New York, I will become a totally buff exercise maniac. Which I will have to do, to work off all the scrumptious barbecue that I will stuff into my face on a daily basis. BRING IT ON, AMERICA!
Comment by Susan Kirby-Smith on September 28, 2009 at 9:17am
That's great! The Elk Jerky reminds me of the "Squirrel on a Stick" I saw being advertised at a stand at the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival

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