Tuesday, October 20, 2009

WAR XXXIV - South Austin

As I am travelling on business this week (Damn you gainful employment!!), this week's WAR will be ghost-written and led by WAR-Veteran Dr. Crowder. Crowder became a doctor because no creative-writing classes were required. Here is the ride:

WAR XXXIV: South Austin

In its history the WAR has made only an occasional stop south of town. This week's ride will take a tour of South Austin visiting some of 78704's finest establishments.

Meet: Threadgill's World Headquarters (301 W. Riverside). Ride leaves at 7:15. Show up early (6ish) if you want to get your eat and/or drink on before the ride.

Route: Not set yet but expect to visit some of the following 04 Lounge, Broken Spoke, Trophy's, Blacksheep Lounge, Horsheshoe Lounge, Ego's (where we will end).

We ride rain or shine. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

WAR XXXIII - Biketoberfest

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.

Before any of you get snappy, yes Octoberfest is technically over. It's the 16 days leading up to the first Sunday in October. But as US Americans, we have a hard time reconciling that with with the actual inclusion of the word 'October'. Plus, you can say it's over....but was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No!

The ride - Wednesday - 10/7

Meet: Flying Saucer - 815 W 47th St (The Triangle)
Time: Brats at the 6:15p Depart 7:15p (feed yourself or eat with the family at the Flying Saucer before the ride)

Destinations: Flying Saucer, Scholtz Beer Garten, Draught House

Bring: Bike lights, friends

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

Be prepared for a barrage of German Music and stop starting at my wienerschnitzel.