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Old 08-23-04, 01:55 AM   #1
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3'rd Annual Northeast Mpls drunken bar bike tour

This might not be the right forum for this, but it's the only forum I really hang out at, or know any Mpls rider's hang out at.It starts at Behind Bar's bicycle shop at 4pm(free BBQ)September 12. Then going to 13 bar's starting at 6:00 ending up at Grumpy"s at 1:00.Sounds like alot of fun-I'll be on Sat ride on the 4th to show Sat rider's the schedule,for most of them don't visit BF.Might be a good hang over ride after Sat 11th ride.Have bar's list and time's if interested-obviously I'am not putter savvy.
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I'd better go turn in a PTO request form, shouldn't I?
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Old 08-23-04, 02:14 AM   #3
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What's that?
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Paid Time Off. I work sunday nights at 10 - I doubt they'd want me in after going to 13 bars
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I went on the 3rd lower bike tour last spring (lower north east.. this ride is the upper n.e.) and it was a blast.. 60 or so people packing into little bars and getting loaded leaving huge piles of bikes locked to everything in site.. i can remember a few people crashing but everyone seemed alright and no trouble with the law.. ive been looking forward to the 3rd upper all summer
and the only choice i have left is what to ride my old SS tandem or the fixie
hope to see you there
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Here's the flyer for the tour posted on Behind Bars' website.
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wow this sounds like fun.
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Old 09-10-04, 03:07 PM   #9
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Just a reminder that this is going on this weekend. See yaz!
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Ok, please explain this. You meet and eat and ride to bars (some seem very close to each other - like across the street)? When it says 6:00 at this bar and 7:00 at that bar, does that mean you have an hour to get there or you hang out for an hour?

Either way, I need to do this. I am very jealous.
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Think you can get out here by sunday?
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How about posting some pics of the drunken debauchery?
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I'd have to have a camera... maybe I can get Goatmeal's for the night...
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I'd have to have a camera... maybe I can get Goatmeal's for the night...
Three of us thinking of coming up. Will have a Digital camera so we know where we were...LOL
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You should do it. Hell, you should come up for the sat night ride too! 9 pm, Mc Donald's parking lot in Dinkytown... Last weekend was a blast. The funest part was the gridlock at the state fair... man those cars were pissed at us - probably 20-25 bikes just booking down the dotted white line passing everyone as they stood still - even the cops directing traffic were smiling!
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I will have a crappy digital camera on the bike tour.. if anyone know where i can host the pics i would be glad to post them
crap this is gonna be fun!
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any of these kind of rides going on in or around london that people can tag along on?
sorry to deviate from the intended thread content.

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I have some up from the last one;

http://www.drunkenmasters.org/3rd_lower.html

And I plan on taking an arseload more. See you all tonight!
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WOW!!!!

Pics will be coming soon, but I think that was the most fun I've ever had on a bike! There were probably close to 100 riders. I think the only types of bikes not represented were recumbents and big wheels (yeah, there was even a unicyclist for 2 stops!) We pretty much filled every bar to capacity at each stop - it was freakin NUTS!!! We had 3 guys ride through the stop that was at a bowling alley - it was hard to even walk in there, let alone ride... Others are still out there riding - last I saw, most were headed for the strip club. Gilby and I bailed a little early after stopping at the last stop before it got too crazy.

I think we should do this type of ride at least once a month. Hopefully I actually have money for the next one. Kind of surprised to get drunk, stoned and eat with no money...

C'mon Minneapolis - we need much much much more of this!!!!!!!!!!
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Tictac counted 180 bikes at The Sample Room.

'twas a blast.
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The ride was awesome! More than I've had to drink in a long time (and a 9 am class to get to this morning), so it's probably best for me that it doesn't happen more frequently
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Yeah I wasn't able to hang as long as I would have liked to with you freaks, I had to get back on the bike @ 6:30 to work this morning. I did have fun on the 5 stops I made it for, it was still a little difficult to wake this morning though.

Funny how making a bike tree seems like a good idea, till you want to leave..

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Hehehehe.. I had to drive back to Wisconsin to work. I went to sleep around 3ish and managed to get up at 7:30. Needless to say, my body wasn't very happy with me. The drive was painful, yet uneventful. I should have my pictures up later this week.
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All I can say is more power to you. I did a clean and sober run with a couple friends out to Wayzata and back, with stops at a couple coffee joints. There are times when I wonder if this sobriety thing is worth it, cause mad sick fun like a drunken bar ride, well...
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I couldn't make the bike ride the other weekend. Just wondering if adapting a ride idea from our neighbor to the south might be worthy.
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