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    beer, the great motivator.

    as i have gotten in better shape and have started ridden more and more earlier in the day, my alcohol intake has decreased significantly over the past year or so, but damn do i love to clack into the kitchen in my cleats, dazed from exertion, and see a couple of beautiful craft brews i forgot i bought sitting there waiting for me after i re-hydrate and shower. nothin' like sitting on the front steps, legs shot, blissfully staring into space and having a brooklyn summer ale.

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    the ristorante down the block here in Italy serves Brooklyn brown. yummy. It was a nice reminder of home.
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    McSorleys! or my other fav, Magic Hat #9.

    anyway, keep the brews to a minimum, them's lots o' calories!:

    http://www.wastedcalories.com/beercalories.html
    Improving on self-torture for more than 3.6^2 years.

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    Bell's my friends, Bell's.

    http://www.bellsbeer.com

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    Westvletern #12.

    And Stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oroy38
    Westvletern #12...
    Hmmm... I don't think so- not unless you brought some back from Belgium!
    AFAIK, it's the only Trappist we don't get here.
    Westmalle perhaps?
    But I'm totally with the spirit of your post, my brother!

    I've often said the only reason I ride is so I can drink. (Not really true, or at least not to the extent it used to be).

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    beer as recovery drink?

    ". . .nothin' like sitting on the front steps, legs shot, blissfully staring into space and having a brooklyn summer ale."

    +1 that.

    I made the mistake of learning to brew over the winter. I'm dangerously close to my own version ov Victory Hop Devil. Home brew sits in the fridge between the chocolate milk and sports drink.

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    Last year one of our mtn bike racers started showing up at our weekly hammerfest. He dropped a few pounds and all of a sudden we found him hanging at the front. It wasn't long and he was on the front dragging us along. On one night in particular he just stayed on the front doing the vast majority of the work. Another rider pulls up alongside him and asks, "What's your hurry?" He responds, "Cold beer in my truck." He was a good guy to share with the few of us that hung on his wheel. Nothing fancy. Just Bud Lite. But that was dang good beer at that point. I had accussed him of doping. Never figured it came in 12 oz cans.

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    Yes indeed.

    Capital Brewery Tuesday night rides here in Madison. Great fun, great riders, great beer.

    As I said to the group Tuesday after the ride, "Training takes commitment and dedication. And right now I am fully committed to getting a beer!

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    fixed it...
    Quote Originally Posted by tindrum
    COLD beer, the great motivator..
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    I don't drink much anymore.. I do appreciate fine beer though. I keep a well stocked fridge!

    Having a cold beer after a ride knocks me on my arse.. I can only have a beer after I've eaten and relaxed for a while. Otherwise I feel drunk off just 1.

    I vote for Dogfish Head 90min IPA.. Love it. I have a few left.. maybe one tomorrow..
    ~ Long Live Long Rides~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoSoSwiM
    Having a cold beer after a ride knocks me on my arse.
    Riding hard knocks me on my arse.

    A cold beer keeps me there, savoring the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oroy38
    ...And Stone.
    Agreed, Stone makes for a good motivator...


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    Guiness is actually fairly low in calories.

    The hotter the weather, the better beer tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastev
    Agreed, Stone makes for a good motivator...


    That's pretty awesome. Ruination is my favorite.
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    Ruination is a seriously great IPA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRRoubaix
    Hmmm... I don't think so- not unless you brought some back from Belgium!
    AFAIK, it's the only Trappist we don't get here.
    You'd be jealous of the boxes in my garage. I have like 3 cases of the stuff that I managed to get through a little luck. I save it for special occasions.

    @fastev
    That is a brilliant idea. I'm going to have to do that to my bike.

    @ZoSoSwim
    Ruination IS a fantastic IPA. But their Imperial Russian Stout and Double Bastard are my absolute favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oroy38
    You'd be jealous of the boxes in my garage. I have like 3 cases of the stuff that I managed to get through a little luck. I save it for special occasions..
    "Special occasions" like meeting your new best friend from the internet forum?
    I'll be right over!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrain
    Bell's my friends, Bell's.

    http://www.bellsbeer.com
    +1

    Two Hearted Ale is a current fav.
    "The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open." ~Chuck Palahniuk~

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRRoubaix
    Hmmm... I don't think so- not unless you brought some back from Belgium!
    AFAIK, it's the only Trappist we don't get here.
    Westmalle perhaps?
    But I'm totally with the spirit of your post, my brother!

    I've often said the only reason I ride is so I can drink. (Not really true, or at least not to the extent it used to be).
    It's not just the only trappist we don't get here, pretty much the only way to get it is to go to the westvleteren abbey. My friends and I used to take the train there about 1x a month, it was something like 30 for 36 of them.
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    Bells...A reminder that there is something decent going on in MI. If you like bells, check out Founders as well. They make several good brews. Gotta love living 15 minutes aways from these great breweries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tindrum
    as i have gotten in better shape and have started ridden more and more earlier in the day, my alcohol intake has decreased significantly over the past year or so, but damn do i love to clack into the kitchen in my cleats, dazed from exertion, and see a couple of beautiful craft brews i forgot i bought sitting there waiting for me after i re-hydrate and shower. nothin' like sitting on the front steps, legs shot, blissfully staring into space and having a brooklyn summer ale.
    Beer is the reason man became civilized. Some misguided historians will tell us it was mere farming that tamed ancient man, but that is wrong. Our ancestors were already eating what the land provided. This caused wars over what was available and a population balance was struck. All that grubbing in the dirt was uneccessary.

    But once it was learned that grain would ferment, the next conclusion was to supply a steady flow of it. So grain was deliberately planted.

    Then breweries had to be erected and man, of course, had to stay close to them - and settlements were born around the breweries.

    Since beer goes so well with roasted meat and others foods, it was then that agriculture and animal husbandry took hold.

    Eventually the wheel was invented so early man could take beer with him when he traveled. And the rest is history, as they say.
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    I'm considering patenting a water bottle cage that will hold a 40oz high life.

    I will be the people's champion of the world.

    Peace.

    -Ocho AKA Durty Dub
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOcho
    I'm considering patenting a water bottle cage that will hold a 40oz high life.

    I will be the people's champion of the world.

    Peace.

    -Ocho AKA Durty Dub
    There have been other threads about alcoholic beverages in bottle cages. The problem with beer on the road is the carbonation. An open container shakes the foam out and a closed container becomes a light explosive.

    What we need is an on bike carbonator/tap that runs off of a presta C02 pump!

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    IPA. That's it, just IPA. Why is it sooo good? I've had everything, but IPA's are what I always enjoy the most. Unless I'm in Munich, in the Englischer Garten, in the summer...

    OTOH, all Australian beers are, well, let's just say they're not nearly as desirable. Those folks need to get out more.

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