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Old 09-29-08, 04:41 PM   #1
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Ice cream or beer?

My parents, who courted going on bicycle tours in the late 70s, used to say there are two kinds of bicycle tourists. Ones who drink beer after a long ride and ones who eat ice cream after a long ride. Which one are you?

personally i lean towards the beery side. I mean i love ice cream too! But i drink beer after a long ride purely for the Carbs. its like a frothy, bubbly, tasty health shake. well without the protein.
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I stop for ice cream during the ride and beer after...usually anyway.
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Old 09-29-08, 05:06 PM   #3
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I will prefer ICE REAM for a soothing bicycle stop... and if could have a very cold beer then why not
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Old 09-29-08, 05:23 PM   #4
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ICE CREAM

don't get me wrong, I like beer, but I like enjoying myself to the fullest the next day in the saddle
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Old 09-29-08, 05:25 PM   #5
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Both ftw.
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Old 09-29-08, 05:28 PM   #6
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my parents, who courted going on bicycle tours in the late 70s, used to say there are two kinds of bicycle tourists. Ones who drink beer after a long ride and ones who eat ice cream after a long ride. Which one are you?

Personally i lean towards the beery side. I mean i love ice cream too! But i drink beer after a long ride purely for the carbs. Its like a frothy, bubbly, tasty health shake. Well without the protein.
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Old 09-29-08, 05:35 PM   #7
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Ice Cream ... definitely ice cream.

Beer = <<shudder>>
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Old 09-29-08, 05:43 PM   #8
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Old 09-29-08, 05:45 PM   #9
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A beer milkshake and pie.
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Old 09-29-08, 05:45 PM   #10
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ICE CREAM. I am one of those odd people that does not like beer!
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Ice cream any day or even better gelato! On my tours in Italy, if I rolled into a town that did not have gelato, it meant next day two gelatos (galati ) Well sometimes two or three gelatos no matter what the luck from the day before.


But I do also like to sample the local beer where I go.
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You people have never heard of the "beer float" have you? Try a glass of Guinness with a dollop of vanilla ice cream sometime.
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Old 09-29-08, 06:05 PM   #13
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As to beer floats, if you have a chance, try a good Russian Imperial Stout with an equally high grade chocolate ice cream. Excellent.
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"I stop for ice cream during the ride and beer after...usually anyway."

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Old 09-29-08, 06:32 PM   #15
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As to beer floats, if you have a chance, try a good Russian Imperial Stout with an equally high grade chocolate ice cream. Excellent.
That sounds delicious, filling, and intoxicating. Yummy!
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Rootbeer Float.
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I stop for ice cream during the ride and beer after...usually anyway.
Yeah, I'd have to second that motion... or I think it's up to "fourthing" it at this point. Definitely ice cream during, and beer after.
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A beer milkshake and pie.
Mmmm, pie.

Or, beer with a side of pie a la mode.
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Definitely beer for the carbs. I already get way too much sugary fatty foods on the road. Also, ice cream just doesn't hit the spot like a cold beer after a hot day.
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You people have never heard of the "beer float" have you? Try a glass of Guinness with a dollop of vanilla ice cream sometime.
Damn! As I was reading down through the threads, the idea of a Guinness float occurred to me.
I had no idea it had already been done.
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Old 09-29-08, 11:19 PM   #22
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Ice cream all the way! I don't drink.
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beer. I'm vegan.
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I eat a lot more ice cream on tour than at home and drink a little less beer than at home.

On a 73 day tour I probably had about:
  • Three or four beers
  • Three or four glasses of wine
  • Fifty servings of ice cream

I guess that puts me firmly in the ice cream category.
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"I stop for ice cream during the ride and beer after...usually anyway."

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