Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 35
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Let's talk cigars

    I know, I know, filthy habit.

    I don't care, I happen to enjoy the occasional cigar. It's been about 2 years since I've had my last smoke, so help re-educate me. Are Artuo Fuentes still a solid choice?

  2. #2
    Banned Indy_Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    On a boat
    My Bikes
    2000 Fisher Paragon, 2005 Giant OCR2, 2006 Bianchi SASS, numerous others
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm, this user name sounds oddly familiar.

  3. #3
    Banned Indy_Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    On a boat
    My Bikes
    2000 Fisher Paragon, 2005 Giant OCR2, 2006 Bianchi SASS, numerous others
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You don't happen to be related to that guy that post on another forum that also lives close to LAX and is mad about it.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryLaxDude View Post
    I know, I know, filthy habit.

    I don't care, I happen to enjoy the occasional cigar. It's been about 2 years since I've had my last smoke, so help re-educate me. Are Artuo Fuentes still a solid choice?
    Yes. I just smoked one a few days ago.

    Couch

  5. #5
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,084
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    the couch burner knows of cigars. I have a feeling a few others do as well. I have never been able to appreciate them but I also have not tried that often.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  6. #6
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Indy_Rider View Post
    You don't happen to be related to that guy that post on another forum that also lives close to LAX and is mad about it.
    Indeed I am, Indy.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Middle of the road, NJ
    Posts
    2,162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Stink sticks.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    521
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ive always considered Arturo Fuentes the Two Buck Chuck of cigars. Inexpensive but better than crap. My druthers would include Hoyo de Monterrey, Partagas, Macanudo.

  9. #9
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,014
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    I prefer a pipe to a cigar. I'm sitting here now smoking a Balkan blend that's aromatic and got a nice bit of Syrian Latakia and a real St James Perique blended with some nice bright Virginia tobaccoes.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Posts
    281
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Partagas #10, one of my favorites. For a well made, mild, economical cigar, Holts Dominican Overruns are the way to go.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    My Bikes
    Felt nine flow
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my buddy was smokeing a cigar once and he told me it was like 50 bucks .I almost fainted.

  12. #12
    Curmudgeon in Training 20grit's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Rural Retreat, VA
    My Bikes
    1974 Gazelle Champion Mondial, 2010 Cannondale Trail SL, 1988 Peugeot Nice, 1992ish Stumpjumper Comp,1990's Schwinn Moab
    Posts
    1,936
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Fuente Hemmingway series are always a solid choice for a mid-range cigar.

    If I want to get a little weird I smoke a Nub, usually a Maduro. Since I only smoke one about every six months, those can really mess with me.

  13. #13
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I bought a Macanudo, Arturo Fuente Special, and La Vieja Habana. I'm looking forward to smoking one Thursday after lacrosse at the bar.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,881
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I prefer a pipe to a cigar. I'm sitting here now smoking a Balkan blend that's aromatic and got a nice bit of Syrian Latakia and a real St James Perique blended with some nice bright Virginia tobaccoes.
    My wife is kind of against tobacco but doesn't give me too hard a time as long as I smoke an aromatic. Lighting up a bowlful of Latakia around her guarantees a round of fake coughing and angry stares. McClelland's "Frog Morton on the Town" is my all-time favorite tobacco, but has to wait until until the wife is out shopping...

    "Captain Spice" bulk from The Tinderbox is her favorite and I suspect she's secretly happy to have me smoking it, but it scarcely tastes like tobacco and after 20 minutes it's gurgling so badly I feel like I'm smoking a bubble pipe.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Walterboro, South Carolina
    My Bikes
    1976 Raleigh, 2012 Specialized Secteur.
    Posts
    167
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As far as Fuente's go, the 858 maddie is always good. But their sungrown stuff is the best they have to offer.

    I personally prefer most of the cigars from Oliva. Any of the Serie V's are great.

    Hoja de Nicaragua Antano 1970.
    LaGloria Cubana Serie R naturals
    El Original naturals
    El Rico Habano in any wrapper
    Entubar from Argenti
    Flor de A. Allones
    About anyting from Torano or CAO.
    Padron, close your eyes and grab one.

  16. #16
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,014
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Six jours View Post
    My wife is kind of against tobacco but doesn't give me too hard a time as long as I smoke an aromatic. Lighting up a bowlful of Latakia around her guarantees a round of fake coughing and angry stares. McClelland's "Frog Morton on the Town" is my all-time favorite tobacco, but has to wait until until the wife is out shopping...

    "Captain Spice" bulk from The Tinderbox is her favorite and I suspect she's secretly happy to have me smoking it, but it scarcely tastes like tobacco and after 20 minutes it's gurgling so badly I feel like I'm smoking a bubble pipe.
    Let the Captain Spice dry down some before you pack a bowl with it. Set it out in a drying tray....enough for a bowl or so, and et it air for about 2 hours or so, and then hand rub it to break up the flakes a bit, load it, and enjoy....the rub breaks up the case tobacco and released hidden tobacco flavors.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  17. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just smoked an Alec Bradley. I tasted Vermont and Dachshund through the first half. Inge bit me the second half of the cigar.

    Couch

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,881
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Let the Captain Spice dry down some before you pack a bowl with it. Set it out in a drying tray....enough for a bowl or so, and et it air for about 2 hours or so, and then hand rub it to break up the flakes a bit, load it, and enjoy....the rub breaks up the case tobacco and released hidden tobacco flavors.
    I'll give it a try.

  19. #19
    Senior Member robbyrocks12345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Fruitport Michigan
    Posts
    182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    Stink sticks.
    agreed
    2012 Trek 1.1
    2011 Trek 7.1 Fx

  20. #20
    CRIKEY!!!!!!! Cyclaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    My Bikes
    several
    Posts
    4,206
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryLaxDude View Post
    I know, I know, filthy habit.

    I don't care, I happen to enjoy the occasional cigar. It's been about 2 years since I've had my last smoke, so help re-educate me. Are Artuo Fuentes still a solid choice?
    Sure, since you asked.

    Perhaps the first think you need to know is that it causes cancer, such as mouth cancer which looks this

    Warning Graphic Image
    http://www.who.int/entity/tobacco/he..._en_medium.jpg

    I think "Artuo Fuentes" is as good a choice as any to give yourself mouth cancer.
    Last edited by Tom Stormcrowe; 06-27-12 at 06:31 AM.
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Posts
    281
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I smoke as many as 4 cigars a year, so I'm not in total fear of mouth cancer - my doctor agrees. What really amazes me is how many people still smoke cigarettes.

  22. #22
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,084
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    I just smoked an Alec Bradley. I tasted Vermont and Dachshund through the first half. Inge bit me the second half of the cigar.

    Couch
    Best review of a cigar I have ever read!
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  23. #23
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
    Sure, since you asked.

    Perhaps the first think you need to know is that it causes cancer, such as mouth cancer which looks this

    Warning Graphic Image
    http://www.who.int/entity/tobacco/he..._en_medium.jpg

    I think "Artuo Fuentes" is as good a choice as any to give yourself mouth cancer.
    The sun causes skin cancer, I still ride my bike and run, outdoors even . Oh, and there is growing scientific evidence that sun screen is being linked to cancer. Alcohol causes cancer. Some foods are linked to cancer. The air we breath has known carcinogens in it. If I'm going to die from cancer, I'm going to have fun doing it.

  24. #24
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryLaxDude View Post
    The sun causes skin cancer, I still ride my bike and run, outdoors even . Oh, and there is growing scientific evidence that sun screen is being linked to cancer. Alcohol causes cancer. Some foods are linked to cancer. The air we breath has known carcinogens in it. If I'm going to die from cancer, I'm going to have fun doing it.
    Australian BBQ causes cancer too! That would never stop me from nomming it!

    Couch

  25. #25
    CRIKEY!!!!!!! Cyclaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    My Bikes
    several
    Posts
    4,206
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
    Sure, since you asked.

    Perhaps the first think you need to know is that it causes cancer, such as mouth cancer which looks this

    Warning Graphic Image
    http://www.who.int/entity/tobacco/he..._en_medium.jpg

    I think "Artuo Fuentes" is as good a choice as any to give yourself mouth cancer.
    I just noticed that Tom edited my post so as to not display that image.

    Here in Australia there's packaging laws covering cigarettes which require that image (and other similar images) to be displayed prominently on both sides of cigarette packets so I didn't see an issue with considering it too graphic to post. Maybe I've become a little too desensitized to the affronting nature of the images myself without realizing it. What I failed to do is to consider the cultural differences between the US and Australia, and that this is a predominantly American site. I apologize if I offended anyone.

    FWIW I'm a little embarrassed that Tom had to do that, and I'm taking away a lesson from this.
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •