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Drinkin Beers and Riding(41 posts)

Drinkin Beers and RidingMasonJ
Nov 18, 2002 8:57 PM
How many people drink and ride? I do. Just wondering if it was common. I am in RAGBRAI mode 24 7 and I can party with the best of them. I am a party mother Fer.
Ya couldn't drink Aussie beer!deHonc
Nov 18, 2002 9:56 PM
MasonJ Mate,

You can drink Seppo beer all day and not even feel pissed - so I can see how you could ride a bike! Seriously though - drinking and riding don't really mix - save the partying for after the ride.

Regards from Down Under.
Mmmmm! Coopers.....SnowBlind
Nov 18, 2002 11:50 PM
receintly available in the US at BevMo. Damn best ale in a bottle.
Mmmmm... Coopers Sparkling Ale.
What is it, 7% ?
finally!!!! someone here with good taste in beerSpirito
Nov 19, 2002 5:57 AM
could drink pale ale till the sheep .. er i mean cows come home. sparkling ale is a top drop too. so what if i grew up in OZ i show no bias and think it the finest of breweries. i get the biggest kick when most people think aussies drink fosters - as i dont know one that actually does - thats stuffs just for selling overseas and making commercials and billboards. even phil anderson wouldnt touch the stuff - how do ya feel?

as for everything else

ill drink Hoegarden or Guiness .... not much inbetween rates much with me 'cept for the occasional Chimay of course.

tire of fancy named, stupid labelled, couldn't tell it from the next beers that originate from all parts and im proud to say ive never drank a Bud !!!!!

ciao
MMm, Chimay! One for the cook, one for my Boeuf a Flamande! nmSpunout
Nov 19, 2002 6:27 AM
There is a time and a place for Budweiser...peter1
Nov 19, 2002 12:36 PM
If you don't particularly like yuppie bars or putrid "microbreweries," you, at one time or another, will find yourself in a bar where the only choices are Bud or Bud Lite. In that case, either leave or go native...

...but having said that, the Philly residents among us will know of Bard's on 16th Street. They have hundreds of Belgian beers, and the Hoegaarden is ALWAYS on tap...
Do they have Duvel on tap? -nmSnowBlind
Nov 19, 2002 12:49 PM
Budweiser Does Serve A PurposeMasonJ
Nov 19, 2002 12:54 PM
You start at a bar with a high quality beer. Once you start getting lit, you switch to Budweiser because it doesn't matter at that point. Enjoy the good stuff to the buzz, and then past the buzz use the cheap beer.
why not drinkclimbo
Nov 20, 2002 7:55 AM
pure ethanol at that point if it doesn't matter? I drink beer for the taste these days, not because it gets me buzzed. Bud or anything else like it tastes like piss any day but after a nice beer it's undrinkable.
Not in my Universe. (nm)Spunout
Nov 20, 2002 7:10 AM
Mmmmm! Coopers.....briburke
Nov 19, 2002 7:25 AM
I was psyched to find it in Colorado about 5 years ago. The Sparking Ale, and their Best Extra Stout. Mmmmm....Stout
I second the vote on the Cooper's StoutKurt H
Nov 19, 2002 11:03 AM
That's the best stuff around. For years I thought Guiness was the Mother's Milk. Then I tried this and had my religion shaken.....
Aussie Stouts or Stout Aussieswillem72
Nov 19, 2002 2:03 PM
* Wheatsheaf Stout - vanilla, chocolate, caramel desert stout
* Abbotsford Invalid Double Stout - if you're feelin' a wee bit unwell
* Cascade Stout - general all purpose excellence
* Coopers Stout - fiesty, refreshing pre-dinner tipple on a baking afternoon

Also if you can find it the Coopers Vintage Ale is brilliant - not quite the body of Chimay but aromatic, smooth, subtle and essential.

Late one night I saw a drunken college jock lurch into a Boston garden bed to pick up a beercan and drain the dregs. As he wandered off, I investigated. It was Bud Lite. The lesson: alcohol impairs your judgement.
Ya couldn't drink Aussie beer!Nigey
Nov 19, 2002 6:08 AM
Quite like Carlton mid.

You're a bit uneducated on some of the American (aka Seppo, you'd better explain that one eh? ;^) beers though; Samuel Adams and Harpoon put out some excellent ones.
Yes, Harpoon and Dogfish, both excellent East Coast US beers. nmclimbo
Nov 19, 2002 7:59 AM
Sepo - rhyming slangdeHonc
Nov 19, 2002 6:02 PM
Nigey Mate,

Sepo is rhyming slang for "Septic Tank - Yank".

Cheers,

deHonc

PS- A septic tank is full of shit!
It's more likely you're just a Moron!!! (nm)regulajo
Nov 18, 2002 9:56 PM
Quite likely. (nm)Spunout
Nov 19, 2002 11:07 AM
Ya couldn't drink Aussie beer!deHonc
Nov 18, 2002 10:10 PM
MasonJ Mate,

You can drink Seppo beer all day and not even feel pissed - so I can see how you could ride a bike! Seriously though - drinking and riding don't really mix - save the partying for after the ride.

Regards from Down Under.
Step away from the bike!Ken of Fresno
Nov 18, 2002 11:40 PM
Do you have proof of ownership for this vehicle?
yes frequentlyMJ
Nov 19, 2002 12:45 AM
I know it's probably a bad idea... it's common amongst my friends too

there was a UK study which showed that a huge percentage of cycling fatalities (regardless of fault) involved drunk cyclists

the funny thing is I would never drive a car after drinking
re: Drinkin Beers and Ridingscruffyduncan
Nov 19, 2002 4:28 AM
I won't ride my bike after 3 beers, but will after 6. Slowly though
Over half the population of RAGBRAIMasonJ
Nov 19, 2002 4:45 AM
Is drinking and riding.
Over half the population of RAGBRAI are morons too (nm)ColnagoFE
Nov 19, 2002 7:37 AM
Riding drunk. Big deal.Sintesi
Nov 19, 2002 5:28 AM
Riding with a hangover and the runs, now that's what I call a real man.
lmao. After all the complaining about incompetent motorists... nmfbg111
Nov 19, 2002 5:54 AM
Do it after the ride, not beforems
Nov 19, 2002 6:24 AM
About a year or two ago, I saw a report in the press about drinking and cycling. The conclusions, as I recall them, were that even one drink dulled a cyclist's reflexes and balance sufficiently to increase the likelihood of a crash and that a significant number of cycling fatalities (something like 30-50%) involved cyclists with alcohol in their blood. Save the drinking until after the ride.
Yes, I also think that drinking messes upbent_spoke
Nov 19, 2002 8:04 AM
your metabolism & your sweating is not as efficient, which could be a problem, especially in warm weather
Commute home from the barStampertje
Nov 19, 2002 6:52 AM
Wake up next morning with a keychain-sized bruise on my thigh. Common occurence in The Netherlands, where a bike is the only way to get around and most streets are quiet enough when the bars close. Don't try this in the French Jura, though - that one cost me a bike, a tetanus shot and a stitched lip.

Dentergems Wit, Valkenburg Leeuw Wit and Korenwolf Wit all have Hoegaarden beat by a mile. Try to get one overseas, though... :(
Give me a Westmalle Triple, I'll be happy.
I ride bike to go for a brew...rwbadley
Nov 19, 2002 7:14 AM
My favorites are Chimay white, Sierra Nevada Pale Bock and Celebration ale. Westmalle is a good one. Optimator, Salvator, Sudwerk Pilsner, yummy.

I will not drink (even the night before) if the ride is fast or long group ride. Too much at stake.

One time coming home from The Bar, ( actually it's our local home brew shop that stocks an amazing variety of good beer, No Crap on Tap!) I had turned around and was waiting for someone. I creeped onto the side walk and was doing a real unsteady track stand, along come an innocent pedestrian. He was about ten feet away when I nudged up against an uplifted section of the walk, and couldn't move. I fell over in complete slow motion, just like 'ol Henry on Laugh-in. I cracked up, and you should have heard the pedestrian!

Moderation in all things...including Moderation!

RW
When I was a messenger, I dont think we ever rode sober. (nm)onespeed
Nov 19, 2002 7:00 AM
I hear that. (nm)timfire
Nov 19, 2002 5:43 PM
Guinness fits nicely in the bottle cage. Hint: skip the alcohol128
Nov 19, 2002 7:29 AM
smoke a pinch of kind herb before the ride. Then you're easing on down the road. Alcohol is terribly bad for your body, drink one after the ride. This is as Martha Stewart prescribes, and it is right, and it is good.

( Don't you think whomever invented the exploding cartridge for the Guinness cans qualifies for sainthood? )
won't the carbon monoxide trash my VO2 Max? ;) (nm)joekm
Nov 19, 2002 8:29 AM
Not everyone has Martha's "connections" nmShad
Nov 19, 2002 8:33 AM
Guinness fits nicely in the bottle cage. Hint: skip the alcoholxxl
Nov 19, 2002 3:15 PM
Cool, but shouldn't your handle be "420"?
Yeah but I'm usually out earlier than that friendly time o' day128
Nov 20, 2002 7:36 AM
(fyi...)

one two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner

Going faster miles an hour

Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop

With the radio on

I'm in love with Massachusetts
And the neon when it's cold outside
And the highway when it's late at night
Got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner

Alright
I'm in love with modern moonlight
128 when it's dark outside
I'm in love with Massachusetts
I'm in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night
I don't feel so bad now in the car
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
That's right

Said welcome to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven(thunder)
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with rock & roll and I'll be out all night
Roadrunner
That's right

Well now
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive to the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night
And me in love with modern moonlight
Me in love with modern rock & roll
Modern girls and modern rock & roll
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
O.K., now you sing Modern Lovers

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the AM sound, got the
(Radio On!)
Got the rockin' modern neon sound
(Radio On!)
I got the car from Massachusetts, got the
(Radio On!)
I got the power of Massachusetts when it's late at night
(Radio On!)
I got the modern sounds of modern Massachusetts
I've got the world, got the turnpike, got the
I've got the, got the power of the AM
Got the, late at night, (?), rock & roll late at night
The factories and the auto signs got the power of modern sounds
Alright

Right, bye bye!
Have a friend who broke his neckpeloton
Nov 19, 2002 7:52 AM
I have a friend who broke his neck riding his bike after a few beers home from the bar.

You are more likely to be killed riding a bike drunk than you are a car. At least on the bike, you probably won't hurt anyone other than yourself.
Have or had? -nmSnowBlind
Nov 19, 2002 10:08 AM
Riding while "fortified"Ouch
Nov 19, 2002 4:07 PM
I admit I used to do this coming home from the bar at 2 am in my younger days. It made those cold winter nights easier to handle.

One benefit - riding the MTB meant avoiding having to find a suitable pit stop along the way.
a chilled James Boag after a hot day in the saddle..perfect!ol
Nov 19, 2002 7:36 PM