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Old 08-23-15, 06:45 PM
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Anyone ever take a beer to enjoy while out riding? I did but will not make a habit of it and it will be a can next time
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Old 08-23-15, 06:49 PM
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LOL. That's crazy talk there.
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Old 08-23-15, 07:28 PM
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Cycling and beer drinking don't mix together very well. I keep those two activities separate.
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Nothing wrong with enjoying a beer while out on a ride. However, not being a Brit, I prefer my beer cold (especially on hot days) so prefer to buy a cold one enroute rather than carrying a warm one.
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Old 08-24-15, 04:52 AM
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Uh...that would be no. I cannot see drinking anything alcoholic while riding a bike.

Also, check your local laws. Even in West Va, it may not be legal to drink publically.
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Old 08-24-15, 06:18 AM
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I very much enjoy stopping off and having a cold beer to wrap up a ride.
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In Wisconsin, it's called "Milwaukee Gatoraid."
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Old 08-24-15, 06:36 AM
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I don't understand. What's so magical about beer that it'd be worth lugging into the woods for a 'beer picnic?"
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Old 08-24-15, 06:45 AM
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Two weeks ago i had to phone an ambulance for somebody who thought it would be a good idea to ride home from a bar drunk, with a heavy courier style bag on his side ( on road at night without lights)
Was lying in the road temporarily unconscious. A bloodied mess.
I saw him last week, he told me he had some stitches. And that he would walk next time.
Beer and cycling sounds good . . .until your first crash.
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Old 08-24-15, 06:51 AM
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My previous post didn't include a photo. I'm guessing the jpg file is too large ...? (I asked Admin to delete it for me since I could not delete it.)

At any rate, here's a link ...

Edit ... even a link to the jpg file at my site didn't work. Here's a link to my web site where the photo is on my home page ...

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Old 08-24-15, 08:15 AM
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Not in the middle of a ride under the hot summer sun. However, I've ridden to a couple of happy hours for cyclists at a local brewpub. It's fun.

We're usually out by 9PM or earlier and take lots of water along with the beer.

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Old 08-24-15, 08:26 AM
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Nothing is better than a frothy cold one during a break in a long ride.
Can't see lugging around a bottle o brew when there are so many nice places to chill out and enjoy
There are 'pub' rides in Tampa. Lots of fun and the group keeps it safe.
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What beer?
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Would go better with hobo bars.
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Would go better with hobo bars.
Are those the opposite of aero bars?
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Nothing wrong with enjoying a beer while out on a ride. .....
Might as well have another while driving the car home (with the bike in the rack) as well. [It would] Probably be a good time to smoke a joint and unwind while checking email and texts on the phone too. Heck.... you only live once... right? Nothing makes a good time better than a little self-medicating.

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against a good time. But unless you're on private property.... drinking and driving/cycling is unlawful (and a really bad idea) in MOST places. But it's a big world. I am sure it completely acceptable.... SOMEWHERE.

We should all remember that alcoholic beverages are addictive. Inappropriate use of addictive drugs isn't just a bad idea... it's a sign to review your use of the drug.

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I added Bicycle ? WiseCracker one in 27.2 to the seatpost, & one in 28.6, to the steerer tube

to make sure the pecky cap would come off..

What beer?
depended on the country I was riding through.. my last miles on tour days , included a stop for a cool one..
outfitted my handlebar bag to hold it, or another beverage, inside it..upright .

Slow moving Quite stable with those 4 full panniers, and the calories burn off like most others ..



Making no attempt at a Holier than Thou Posturing..


BTW the Pub Rooms are cooler in Britain/Ireland, so the pint 'room temperature' is cooler too ..

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Might as well have another while driving the car home (with the bike in the rack) as well. [It would] Probably be a good time to smoke a joint and unwind while checking email and texts on the phone too. Heck.... you only live once... right? Nothing makes a good time better than a little self-medicating.

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against a good time. But unless you're on private property.... drinking and driving/cycling is unlawful (and a really bad idea) in MOST places. But it's a big world. I am sure it completely acceptable.... SOMEWHERE.

We should all remember that alcoholic beverages are addictive. Inappropriate use of addictive drugs isn't just a bad idea... it's a sign to review your use of the drug.
A bit of proportion is needed here. We're talking about one beer, which is not going to cause any issues for a normal person. As far as the law goes, it's perfectly legal to ride or drive with that much alcohol in one's system. Even 2 beers would not be an issue for someone weighing 150#s or more, especially if he's active.

Now, if we were talking about bringing a six pack and sitting on a rock while downing all six before starting back, that would be a completely different issue.
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I agree with the proportion statement.
I mean really..............drinking A single beer is putting you on the road to addiction?
Seriously, me thinks only an alcoholic would think that
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
A bit of proportion is needed here. We're talking about one beer, which is not going to cause any issues for a normal person.
I am sure your correct! But then again.... I am not sure "normal people" (whoever they are) ever think about drinking/drugging and cycling (or driving) and therefore don't care about the edges of legal violations.
Sometimes... the best beer is a root beer.


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Originally Posted by wvridgerider View Post
Anyone ever take a beer to enjoy while out riding? I did but will not make a habit of it and it will be a can next time.
Me and a riding buddy usually bring a beer to stop and enjoy when we do a day of riding. Unlike 99% of the replies, I'll say a good idea if it's a good beer. Just make sure you have the water too .
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The OP just reminded me of this guy's bike - look what's in the bottle holder:



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Me and a riding buddy usually bring a beer to stop and enjoy when we do a day of riding. Unlike 99% of the replies, I'll say a good idea if it's a good beer. Just make sure you have the water too .
I don't think it's 99% (can't be anyway with only 20 replies), more like 50/50 with the only disagreement among the it's OK people being bringing vs. buying on the road.

As I posted earlier, it's more about maintaining a sense of proportion and enjoying a drink now and then vs. drinking to excess, which is a fairly easy distinction for most people.
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I would not carry one... that is not saying that I would not drink one.
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Originally Posted by avidone1 View Post
I agree with the proportion statement.
I mean really..............drinking A single beer is putting you on the road to addiction?
Seriously, me thinks only an alcoholic would think that
Nice. But I didn't post that. Is that what you read from me? BUT... if you examined FBinNY post.... you'd read that what we're really discussing isn't just one or two beers.... but a small inactive person drinking several beers.

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A bit of proportion is needed here....
..... Even 2 beers would not be an issue for someone weighing 150#s or more, especially if he's active.
...... if we were talking about bringing a six pack and sitting on a rock while downing all six before starting back, that would be a completely different issue.
And that's the problem with addictive substances! They are surrounded with rationalizations and lies... particularly to ones self. It is NEVER anything but foolish to drink/drug and drive/cycle. If for some reason your mind can convince you that something that simplistic isn't true... it is time to reevaluate your thought processes. It doesn't mean your an alcoholic. But it is something to think about.

Oops! I just saw the latest post. Apparently I was mistaken about the "numbers" of beverages being important. It's the frequency.

Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
.... As I posted earlier, it's more about maintaining a sense of proportion and enjoying a drink now and then .......

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