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you ride to liquor store?

Old 06-16-14, 07:08 PM
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you ride to liquor store?

I'm not at all the type to ride on main roads nor will I ever be, too many bad drivers have hit me in various cars trucks and vans i was driving. But I will cross them to get to stores around the house.

Sometimes if we want something from liquor store the thought of biking crosses my mind for half a second before I start thinking I'll be way too self conscious, thinking everyone seeing me on bike has the thought "he got too many DUIs" (here in OK gas stations and groceries can't sell anything better than 3.2% beer so liquor store it is)

You guys able to DGAF enough to do so? Or you have same thoughts as me?

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Old 06-16-14, 07:19 PM
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I live in a small, Oregon town, and use my bike all the time.. it's just another shopping stop

state still runs the pricing @ the privately run stores
so there is no lower Wholesale price for owners of Bars and a retail price for the public & they, Bar Mgrs, have to go get It.

Other states the distributors have a business Wholesale price and Delivery Trucks serve those establishments.

This Town has 3 Micro-brewers running restaurants as well .
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Yes.

I don't drink often but when I do I want something other than beer. Occasionally I'll have beer but usually if I'm going to have a drink, I want something not beer such as Patrone or a nice Single Barrel.

I don't care what others think of me. People are people, you can't stop people from thinking whatever they will think, they'll think what they want, screw them, it doesn't matter what others think of me, and you won't be seeing them anyway, maybe the liquor sellers but I still don't care what people think of me.

Liquor store is just down the street, about 2 miles, so it is an easy ride. If I need to stop and get munchies though, I'll end up driving. Don't want to pre-crunch the chips in my bag.
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Old 06-16-14, 07:32 PM
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I agree with the others, I could care less what other people think. Besides, around here they think anyone on a bicycle doesn't have a license to drive. It would be nice if it was more bike friendly here. When I was in Germany I really enjoyed there bike paths.
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Get a jean jacket with a huge American flag on the back with the words, "SUPPORT OUR VETERANS" along with military support patches and pins. Throw some Pro-*** NRA ones in there as well. Then let them think what they want.
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Yup, thats what the rear rack is for... and sandwiches lol.
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We bicycle anywhere and everywhere.
Who cares what other people think?!
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The only reason I don't ride to a liquor store is that I have no reason to go there.
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Old 06-16-14, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I live in a small, Oregon town, and use my bike all the time.. it's just another shopping stop

state still runs the pricing @ the privately run stores
so there is no lower Wholesale price for owners of Bars and a retail price for the public & they, Bar Mgrs, have to go get It.

Other states the distributors have a business Wholesale price and Delivery Trucks serve those establishments.

This Town has 3 Micro-brewers running restaurants as well .

Go Oregon! haha
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Old 06-16-14, 09:54 PM
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Getcherself one of these: DONKEY 6 PACK BIKE BAG
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On rare occasion I've stopped on the way home from a ride to buy a bottle of wine and carried it home in the center pocket of my jersey. Arundel makes a dial adjustable bottle cage that will work well for the purpose. I wasn't concerned about what anybody else might think about that or my going into the store in my lycra, helmet and cleats.
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Old 06-17-14, 09:03 AM
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In Holland we ride our liquor store

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Old 06-17-14, 09:58 AM
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i ride to the liquor store
and occasionally to the beer store
because the local govt run liquor store
has a limited selection of beer

my wife used to have a fuji cambridge iii
with two folding baskets
and each would neatly fit a 12 pack of beer
and i never felt so free
as when i was coasting home with 24 beers stowed safely away

the beer store is also the only place in town
that takes back liquor and beer bottles
so i save my bottles up for a month or two
then load them into the chariot
and make a special trip

it has occured to me a few times
that people might be making assumptions
about why i am on my bike
but it only ever bothers me until i pass a gas station
charging $1.40/litre
or about $5.30/ us gallon
then i am fine again

also
if i have already had a few beers
and want to go get more
i remember
that in my province
dui laws only apply to motor vehicles
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Old 06-17-14, 10:03 AM
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In my little town we had a liquor store in a strip mall right next door to a drug store.

The Baptists parked in front of the drug store, and walked to the liquor store because they didn't want to be seen buying booze.

The Episcopalians parked at the liquor store and walked to the drug store because they didn't want anyone to worry that they might be sick.
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Originally Posted by RolandArthur View Post
In Holland we ride our liquor store

OK But you are showing a Beer Bike .. I dont see a shelf full of Distilled spirits Bottles for the Mixologist to Mix drinks ..

'Liquor' is Distilled spirits ... Beer is Food
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Did find them drinking Orange colored Gin on one of the University town streets.. Leiden, Delft? for the Queen's birthday... passing thru in '91/..

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Old 06-17-14, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
OK But you are showing a Beer Bike .. I dont see a shelf full of Distilled spirits Bottles for the Mixologist to Mix drinks ..

'Liquor' is Distilled spirits ... Beer is Food
Good you mentioned it. They have a shelf where the distilled should be but it´s empty. Thank god they were probably to drunk to notice it!
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I ride my bike to the brew pub to fill my growler, which fits perfectly in my half-gallon saddle bag.


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Old 06-17-14, 11:15 PM
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That owns and looks like something Indiana Jones would have. Also the word growler (that I only learned a month or 2 ago) owns too.
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It never occurred to me that someone might think I'm on a bike because of a DUI; strange concept. Have people actually expressed this thought to you guys, or is this just speculation? I mean, is it tied to being at the liquor store, or do they also presume a cyclist is too poor to buy a car, or maybe has their car in the shop, if they're just riding down the road?

Cycling is common around here, so I think peoples' first thought on seeing a cyclist is that they're a very green, leftist, progressive, liberal type! I dunno, but I doubt anyone would jump to "suspended license", anyway.

I often ride to the bar; probably folks think I'm being responsible; in fact, I've had people tell me I'm smart to do so, referring to avoiding a DUI.
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Originally Posted by RideMyWheel View Post
In my little town we had a liquor store in a strip mall right next door to a drug store.

The Baptists parked in front of the drug store, and walked to the liquor store because they didn't want to be seen buying booze..
How do you prevent a Baptist from drinking your beer on a fishing trip?

Invite two Baptists.

[I respect people of religious persuasions, but they all have their cultural/secular stereotypes to spoof; I'm an RC myself.]
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
It never occurred to me that someone might think I'm on a bike because of a DUI; strange concept.
Totally agree.

On the other hand, where I live, if you see someone on one of these:



you know for sure they've lost their license for DUI.
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Originally Posted by yugyug View Post
Totally agree.

On the other hand, where I live, if you see someone on one of these:



you know for sure they've lost their license for DUI.
Haha! Now that's probably true!
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
It never occurred to me that someone might think I'm on a bike because of a DUI; ...
I think it would be less likely if you're in full kit.
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now that i think about it
sometimes i see cyclists I think probably lost their licence
for dui or something

usually a man
usually riding a new bso from x mart or cdn tire
usually not too confident or balanced on the bike
usually has the seat too low
usually red faced trying to keep the bike moving
usually has kind of an embarrassed look on his red face

some of these things i think might be in my imagination
but i believe there certainly is a type
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