Monday, October 20, 2008

WAR X - Biketoberfest

Damn.  Them are some big beers.

It's that time of year, kids.  Lace up your liderhosen, hide your Schnitzel and come out for a bike ride.  

This week we will celebrate the great German tradition of drinking copious amounts of beer.   Why?  Because beer is good, dammit.  

Last year's Oktoberfest in the motherland saw 14,793,000 pints consumed.  Some might say that is alot of beer.  I might say we have beat those dirty Germans once, and by god let's do it again.

The ride - Wednesday - 10/22

Meet: Flying Saucer - 815 W 47th St  (The Triangle)
Time:  Depart 7:30 (feed yourself or eat with the family at the Flying Saucer before the ride)  Be preped to pedal at 7:30 SHARP!
Return: Same spot, 10pm

Bring: Bike lights, friends

Attire: German casual.  Liderhosen if you got 'em.  Women are encouraged to look like the above picture.

In the words of Gretl von Trap: 'the sun has gone to bed and so must I....goodnight...goodnight....goodnight!'

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend Warriors

The long wait is over, and this weekend New Belgium's 'Tour de Fat' is scheduled to return to our fair city.  This event celebrates two of the greatest things in the world - beer and bikes.  Our plan is to meet down at Festival Gardens at 9am.  No fair driving your car.  I'm sure we will schedule a breakfast beforehand, so check back or give me a call.

This is a family friendly event as well.  The bike parade departs at 10am, but you need to get there early to register.  

Ride returns to Festival Gardens at 11am, where the kegs are tapped, and there are multiple live shows - music, juggling, puppet and otherwise.  If you believe in the over-used phrase 'Keep Austin Weird' - this is the event.

Costumes are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  I'm thinking we go with 'Cowboys and Indians'.

The Number One Texas Longhorns have graciously schedule their home game around this event - they play at 7pm.  So, no excuses.  Also, if you have extra tickets - I'm your buddy, right?

Here is the full lineup -

Monday, October 6, 2008

WAR IX - Nine Times....

Nine times?? 

Nine times......

Nine times......the WAR continues.

I have an unfortunate business obligation and sadly won't be able to make this ride, so I'm passing over the reigns to Eric "Dr. Feelgood" Crowder.  If you need medicial attention, or someone to buy a beer for, he's your man.

The ride this week will start and end at Little Woodrow's on 6th Street.  The weather is perfect for bike riding and outdoor beer drinking, so I guess this location is actually more than perfect.

If you have been absent from one or more rides (if your name ain't Mat or Charlie - I'm talking to you), you have missed some good times.  We've seen Bruce Robison perfom, called 911, had the Capitol Police aid in bicycle repair, seen Vince Young, hauled a dog, introduced tunes, and had a goodly number of beers along the way.  So if you have not been in a while, or not at all get off your ass and join us.  In the immortal words of Ferris Buller, "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Start/End - Little Woodrows - 6th St.
7pm start
Be there - bring a friend.