Monday, July 27, 2009
Just a few more weeks before your daily commute turns sour. Yep, although UT football returns soon, so do the students, school and traffic.
40,000 co-eds are about to descend on Austin like so many hipsters during SWSX. They'll stand in line ahead of you and steal that last cold Lone Star. They'll crowd the doorway of the bars insisting that it is their ID and it just got run through the washer like nine times.
Yep, let's face it - the cheap watering holes are only ours for a few more weeks. So, let's take advantage of the current 'College Bar Ghost Town' and find the cheap brews while we can.
Meet at Posse East (2900 Duval) at 6pm or so for a burger and a cold one. Ride will depart at 7:15 sharp. We'll hit The Library ($1 beer night!), Cuatro's and end up next door to where we started, at the Crown & Anchor. If you don't know where the C&A is, you probably did not know me in the late 90's.
Bring a bike, lock, lights, helmet and a friend.
Okay - last week WAR really hit the big time. You won't believe it, but I actually got a letter informing me that the Wednesday Urban Assault Ride was infringing on a copyright.
So, cut back on those Wednesday night beers, because we are starting a fund to hire Johnnie Cochran. "If the bike don't fit, you must acquit!"
Here is the letter I received:
Monday, July 13, 2009
If you have not been watching the Tour de France this year, you have really missed out. We are one week into the three week event and it's been riveting.
Austin's favorite rider (aside from me), Lance Armstrong is back after a 4 year retirement to attempt to reclaim the crown.
It's a tall order, because, (and I know most of you will hate to hear this) at 37, Lance is OLD.
But, Lance is made out of approximately 54% awesome and 46% goddamn! He is seconds off the lead and is looking like he has the form to take home his EIGHTH yellow jersey. So, let's salute the Tour and raise a glass to our boy, Lance this week.
Pretend you are French and meet at Le Cafe Crepe (2nd and San Jac) at 6:30pm. Ride leaves at 7:15. We will have a photo op at the Eiffel Tower then hit Little Woodrow's North for a cold one. We will continue our international journey and hit the Dog & Duck and end up at Lance's own bar - Six Lounge.
Bring lights ,a lock and a friend. And for Pete's sake, wear a helmet....Lance does.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Mellow Johnny's continues the Tour celebration with a Sunday evening screening of the classic American cycling film, Breaking Away. Put on your Cutters T-shirt and pedal on over.
There are some cool pre-film activities planned. Also, it's free.
There will be bikes and beer as well.
Check out the details here. Don't piss Dennis Quaid off...be there.
Friday, July 3, 2009
We're sending a Texas boy back to France this year to take back to Tour. Lance begins his journey through the Alps to show the cheese-eating-surrender-monkeys what a Texan on a bike can do.
The Alamo Draft House and Mellow Johnny's are having a cool kick off event on Sunday. Here are a few of my favorite parts:
1) It's free 2) There will be bikes 3) There will be beer
I mean, what else do you need. Ride down and let's meet up and cheer Lance on in Stage One.
Here are the details: http://www.originalalamo.com/show.aspx?id=6562
The 2009 New Belgium Urban Assault Ride was owned by the WAR. Yeah, we placed in every division. Not bad, considering there were over 1,300 riders, making this the largest bike race in Texas. Next year...Le Tour!
First Place Co-Ed: George & Wendy
Third Place Men: Mat (me) & Tom
Third Place Women: Tresea & Kim
WAR Riders...yeah, we really are that badass.