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Inaugural Beer Run!

Old 05-15-19, 04:30 PM
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Inaugural Beer Run!



Went for my first beer run on my new bike today. It was impromptu and I wasn't prepared. I had 3 straps on my rack but it turns out they were too short. As I was struggling to rig something up, a thing happened that was beautiful. A kind older gentleman in a pickup truck pulled up and asked me if I'd like 2 bungee straps. I thanked him and asked if I could return them somewhere. He said, no need, I have plenty, just keep them. Thanks again kind stranger! I'll pay it forward!

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Old 05-16-19, 08:03 AM
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With all the Craft brewers, here , I have a Stainless steel 4 pint Growler to fill up from the brewers

and from the collection at Growler Guys





Any how nice of the fellow to offer the bungee..






Surly's 'Junk straps' are my favorite load carrying thing, now.. like 1.2M toe straps ..







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Old 05-16-19, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
With all the Craft brewers, here , I have a Stainless steel 4 pint Growler to fill up from the brewers

and from the collection at Growler Guys
That would be great! I'm 60 miles of bad highway from the closest brewery. I take that back, I just remembered a new brewery opened last year 25 miles of bad highway from me.
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Nice looking ride. Jamis makes some solid machines.
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Old 05-16-19, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
Nice looking ride. Jamis makes some solid machines.
Thanks! I'm sure enjoying it!
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Old 05-16-19, 09:23 AM
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How the Biz Works..

Steel frame? Jamis may contract Maxway , the big TW company many familiar brands hire to supply their frames..

It's how the bike business has evolved ..

but I expect the brand appreciates your loyalty..
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Old 05-16-19, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Steel frame? Jamis may contract Maxway , the big TW company many familiar brands hire to supply their frames..

It's how the bike business has evolved ..

but I expect the brand appreciates your loyalty..
Yeah it's double-butted 4130, I don't know who actually manufactures the frames for Jamis. This one is a NOS 2012 model, I bought it new in the box from VeloMine.
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Old 05-16-19, 10:31 AM
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I have purchased wheelsets from Velomine. They are great people.
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Old 05-16-19, 11:37 AM
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I have purchased wheelsets from Velomine. They are great people.
Yep, nothing but great things to say about Velomine. Friendly, knowledgeable, and super helpful from start to finish. Fast shipping, great communication, and just all around great customer service.
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Old 05-16-19, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by riverdrifter View Post


Went for my first beer run on my new bike today. It was impromptu and I wasn't prepared. I had 3 straps on my rack but it turns out they were too short. As I was struggling to rig something up, a thing happened that was beautiful. A kind older gentleman in a pickup truck pulled up and asked me if I'd like 2 bungee straps. I thanked him and asked if I could return them somewhere. He said, no need, I have plenty, just keep them. Thanks again kind stranger! I'll pay it forward!
Torture to not know what kind of beer it is. Sweet Jamis tho
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I always think this when I hear beer run!

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Old 05-16-19, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by hillyman View Post
Torture to not know what kind of beer it is. Sweet Jamis tho
Thanks!

They don't have a big selection at these little country gas stations, but they do have the "hazy American classic".

Ahh, refreshing!

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Old 05-16-19, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I always think this when I hear beer run!

https://youtu.be/pyCPhIjmk-s
Love it!
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Old 05-16-19, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by riverdrifter View Post
Thanks!

They don't have a big selection at these little country gas stations, but they do have the "hazy American classic".

Ahh, refreshing!

Haven't tried but looks interesting
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My kind of bike! My kind of beer!
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Old 05-16-19, 04:18 PM
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Did you offer him a beer ?
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Originally Posted by BKE View Post
Did you offer him a beer ?
Are you crazy? That's for the cheap beer. Has to be an life saving event to offer a beer of that caliber.
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Boulevard makes some nice stuff* --I like their Tank 7 and have some of their Bourbon Barrel Quad in the fridge right now.






*(and I'm in craft brew heaven here in CO)
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That's not a beer run, this is a beer run! 4200ft vertical descent and 8 pubs




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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I always think this when I hear beer run!

https://youtu.be/pyCPhIjmk-s
A Bob and Tom classic.
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Did you offer him a beer ?
No, but he already has his own 12 pack of PBR. He saw me when he pulled up, went in and bought his beer, and I was still trying to strap mine on when he came back out. That's when he offered the bungee straps.
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I made my first beer run in 1988 when I put a rear rack on my Stumpjumper.
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