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Old 05-19-01, 05:18 AM   #1
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I have to preface this post by saying that i'm not much of a beer drinker. Sure, I enjoy a good microbrew as much as the next guy or gal and i'm not opposed to a pint or two with a friend at the pub, but drinking beer isn't something i do regularly.

Now for the question. What's the connection between bikes and beer? I recently viewed a thread on a mountainbike website that had over 100 replys to it and what was this burning topic that so many replied to? "What's you're favorite beer?"

Of course, I've noticed this bike/beer thing before. My favorite bike mag, Dirtrag magazine, has a regular column about beer.

It seems to me that cycling is probably one of the least alcohol-friendly activities. What with the balance required and all. Is this just a MTB thing? Is the postride brewfest just a way to deaden the pain of bouncing off rocks all day? Do roadies do it? Is it just a image thing? and why don't beer makers wake up and start advertising in bike magazines?
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Old 05-19-01, 08:17 AM   #2
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Most rides of the Cycle Tourist Club in the UK involve a lunch stop at a pub. Its a tradition that (like riding off road) preceedes the MTB scene.
I find that a leisurely pint makes little difference to my cycling ability, but wouldnt try riding on alcohol in the cut and thrust of urban commuting. Beer is a high-calorie drink, but finding excuses to drink a pint is like finding excuses to go for a ride.
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I Now for the question. What's the connection between bikes and beer?
I wondered that, too. I've heard lot's of reasons given,
from "nutritional" to "relaxation." I think it just boils down to this, that people who like beer will drink it anyway, and if they are cyclists they might link it to their cycling, but I think if you like to drink it, you don't need
a reason.

Furthermore, as a beer drinker, I have been thinking about cutting back. After all, the liver is where alcohol is metabolized, and we all know what happens to livers of heavy drinkers. As a cyclist, I am aware that my liver is a primary storehouse of glucose needed for my endurance, so I shouldn't do anything to damage it.
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Old 05-19-01, 08:26 AM   #4
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Beer is a high-calorie drink, but finding excuses to drink a pint is like finding excuses to go for a ride.
I agree with Michael perfectly.
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Well, I have stopped drinking beer via mikes warining. But bikes and beer, it kinda American, like Jerry Rice and the 49ers.
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I love bikes and beer, just not at the same time!
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I have already answered this one, but I will just refresh the memory of my cyber buddies, after a hard workout I would prefer a cold beer, would also prefer a Molson canadian Beer,
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