Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Real Ale Ride - May 30th

I love bikes and I love beer.  If my wife is reading this, I love her too.  

What I love most of all is bikes and beer together (hence the WAR).  What I love more than most of all is good beer and bikes together.  So, a number of us WAR verterans are going out to ride the Real Ale Ride in Blanco, TX on 5/30.

The Real Ale Brewery is making some of the best beer in the country right now in my opinion.  You should listen to my opinion, because I'm always right.  However, the little brewery down the road is more than just great beer; they are very supportative of cycling and also adhere firmly to green standards.  So let's support these fine folks and also suck down a few of their fine beverages.  

The ride is totally supported, you can pick lengths of 15-80 miles and afterwards - the three "B's" - Beer, BBQ and Brewery Tours!

Post a comment below if you plan on heading out and we'll be on the lookout for you.  

Monday, April 20, 2009

WAR XXI - Happy 21st Bithday!

Well, mathematically, it was bound to happen.  The Wednesday urban Assault Ride is officially old enough to drink.  I don't know if you remember your 21st Birthday, but I do remember a portion of mine.

Let's see, being 21, of course we went to 6th street and visited a bunch of bars which don't exist anymore.  If you remember The Black Cat, Joe's Generic Bar, Steamboat, Tropical Isle or the Daiquiri Factory you might have been there.  You know, all of those bars are gone now.  In fact, hell, I think all of the bars on 6th have changed.  I don't even know where the kids puke anymore.  Anyway, my night culminated by being thrown out of one of those fine establishments when a friend of mine attempted to head butt a towel dispenser.  (He lost and has still has the scar to prove it.)

So, this week, let's attempt to recreate our 21st birthdays.  I mean, really how long has it been since you tasted the sweet sweet nectar that is a Flaming Dr. Pepper?  This re-creation is like visiting the Gettysburg battlegrounds - you know SOMETHING happened there, but all the evidence is long gone.

Well, let's give it a shot.  Meet for a nice college meal at Plucker's - 22nd and Rio Grande at 6:15.  Ride will depart at 7:00pm.  Then we will visit the last remaining 'legacy' bar on 6th Street - Shakespeare’s.  From there we'll visit the 'north legacy' - Nasty's.  Finally, we will hang out with the frat boys at Cain & Ables.


See you there.  Party on, Wayne.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

WAR XX - Spring has Sprung

Last WAR, we had a few brave souls brave the rain and hail to make it out and grab a beer.  Well, at least we got soaked on the inside as well.

The trees are blooming, the grass is green, and the kids are back from must be spring.  The weather is predicted to be perfect, so lets have a ride through a few Austin Parks and grab a beer at some establishments with outdoor seating.

Meet at Trudys (Texas Star - 409 W 30th)  at 6:15pm for dinner.  Ride will start promptly at 7:15.  We will visit Shoal Creek Saloon and Cuatros, ending up at the Spider House, next door to our starting location.

Wear a helmet, bring a spare tube, a bike lock, lights and a friend.