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Puff, Puff, Pastry and Pizza


Last night was a nice guys night.  It started out with a Papa Murphy’s pizza that I transformed in to The Man Pub’s pizza.  I added puff pastry to the top.  BAM


We also started out with some Deschutes Obsidian Stout which is just an amazing beer.  It is not a super thick stout but it has a full flavor of chocolate and espresso.

Next it was outside to enjoy a couple of cigars, Glemorangie Scotch, a local beer from Sleepy Dog Brewery in Tempe, AZ.  Another great beer that Drew picked out.  

I had a Gurkha Grand Reserve Cigar which was awesome.  it is a light cigar that is infused in cognac.  Drew wanted a more full body cigar, so he thought.  He was at a cigar bar and they wouldn’t even let him buy a full body cigar because they said he wouldn’t like it.  Of course now that’s all he wants.  I got him a medium-full body cigar, a Cubita Spanish Market Selection Churchill.  It was a bit much.  I mean he thought it was ok but he really liked mine.  I didn’t enjoy the Cubita it was just over the top.

My friend came over and told us a story that happen earlier that day.  He went on a call to replace a toilet in a brand new house.  He asked why and she said one of the workers make have used it.  Where do these bitches come from?  What  if she is out in public and has to take a shit?  Does she go on vacation, what then?  Another good night!

This morning I was up early to enjoy the Phoenix Mountain on the RIP 9 with my friend Tommy.  We had a great ride with great climbs and awesome downhills.  It was a little cooler but the humidity was up to 57% which in the desert is pretty high.


Niner Rip 9 Review and Drew’s first Phoenix Ride




This bike is amazing.  This is a true MAN bike.  You can do everything.  It climbs and descends.  With some full suspension bikes you pay big dividends in climbing but not with the Niner.  Niner only makes 29er bike so they have the geometry dialed in.  No it’s not carbon but it won’t crack like carbon either.  I am so happy I didn’t get the Specialized Stumpjumper.  Don’t get me wrong that was a good bike but this is amazing.

It was awesome getting to ride again with my bro.  Who would have known he would turn into a great technical rider.  Can’t wait to take him to S. mountain.  That should be a great welcome to phoenix MF.  Actually he will probably be able to teach me a thing or two there.