After a couple of days of debating whether to do the Century to Nowhere I’ve decided that I’m all in. This week it has rained so long and hard that I think some of my neighbors have seriously contemplated building arcs in their yards. Lucky for me our homeowners association would freak out if anyone started boat construction. I think that would be the one and only time I’ve ever appreciated our homeowners association. My point is since I’ve decided to do this trainer torture ride I’ve had a new motivation to train harder on the trainer even though it’s raining outside and generally very gloomy. So, I’m really liking this new sense of motivation.
As part of the plans that I laid out for this ride I included a trip to the local taco truck as a recovery meal. These tacos are the perfect recovery food because the taco truck in our fair city has the best tacos that I’ve ever eaten.
Today we made a trip to the taco truck for lunch it was delicious and cultural all at the same time.
Here’s a shot of the back of the truck. All of the cooking is done right on the truck.
As you walk around to the side of the truck to order the following menu is there to greet you. As you can see the menu is in Spanish but lucky for me it’s also in English. I always order the Asada (Beef) tacos but there are also a variety of other options which include Beef Tongue, Beef Head, Goat, and the others that I’m a little too scared to ask what they are. If you can make them out I’d love some help in the translation. I actually tried Tongue one day. It wasn’t too bad but not really my speed.
As you approach the window to order they mainly speak Spanish but they are nice enough to speak English with us without even rolling their eyes. Our usual order is 3 beef tacos. You can also choose a Mexican soda from the cooler bin. Here’s a shot of the selection. They have the weirdest selection of sodas that I’ve ever seen. Some are pretty good but some not so much.
Finally, our order was ready so we headed into the fine dining area which consists of a Plexiglas shed that is filled with park benches and for extra comfort has some propane heaters on either side of the shed. Oh the amenities! Here’s a shot of the tacos. As you can see three fit perfectly on a plate. They come cooked in onions and are topped with cilantro, radishes and a jalapeño.
If this doesn’t put the energy back in your legs after a long ride I don’t know what will. I’ll be thinking about these tacos for the entire 6 hours of trainer torture. Motivation comes in all sizes and shapes.