Tag Archive | beer

5.18 Ride Report: Real Ale Ride

Mandatory music: You must listen to the traditional folk music of the Real Ale Ride. Go on, press the button: Today was the Real Ale Ride, which starts and ends at the Real Ale Brewery in Blanco. Did it last year for the first time on a rented road bike; this year I went out […]

5.9: Victory Is Mine!

Wellllllll, look what I got in my email today: After much consideration (and beer consumption), we have determined who among the many applicants we received, will serve as a Beerbassador. We are writing you, because you have been chosen to be a part of this select group and serve as a Beerbassador. Congratulations! As a […]

19 Reasons I Should Be Named “Beerbassador”

So, Bicycle Sport Shop and Real Ale are looking for Beerbassadors to spread the good word about beer and bikes. CLEARLY I am qualified. Here’s what I submitted. Beerbassador Questionnaire 1. Are you at least 21 years of age? Yes 2. What’s your favorite chilled alcoholic beverage? Devil’s Backbone 3. How many beers have you […]

.07 Blood Alcohol = Better Recovery for Women Runners

A study designed for Runner’s World found that women ran 22% longer the morning after drinking beer. Granted, the study group was only 5 women, so not super valid. But, as the author notes: Turns out the research on alcohol and exercise is as herky-jerky as our culture’s attitude toward the bottle. Most early studies […]

17 Irish Jokes

Q: Whats the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral? A: There’s one less drunk. Q: How does every Irish joke start? A: By looking over your shoulder. Q: How do you blind an Irish woman? A: You put a bottle of scotch in front of her. Q: Why did God invent whiskey? […]

1.1: 25 Miles, A Good Start

This morning Bicycle Sport Shop had their annual Resolution Ride, held on the first day of the new year for a fee of the new year’s value (in this case, $13). They offer 2 distances: 25 and 50 miles. Admittedly, my favorite part of the ride has been the delicious beer and tacos offered in […]