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A Mug of Beer or Glass of Wine after the Bicycle is stowed for the night?

Old 01-19-21, 08:43 PM
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Last alcohol drink was around 20 years ago. I’ll very occasionally have a NA beer, but more likely a decent cigar.
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Old 01-19-21, 08:52 PM
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I have a glass of wine every night with dinner. I almost always ride in the morning, so the wine doesn't come right after the ride.
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Old 01-19-21, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jsilvia View Post
After a ride I always have a Cappuccino
Why one would want to adulterate a Perfect Espresso is

Enjoy
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Old 01-19-21, 10:05 PM
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None for me. Alcohol has not been among my vices for 30 years.

I enjoyed quite a few such beverages at one time, but ultimately my liver objected strenuously.
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Old 01-20-21, 04:28 AM
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Pfft, I don't need to ride my bike to enjoy a few beers or glasses of vino collapso, I find I'm quite capable of imbibing whenever I feel like it. Might be post ride but then again might be post surf/workout/whatever.
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Old 01-20-21, 05:48 AM
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I rode straight to my local bar at the end of my last tour. Wasnít the first time.
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Old 01-20-21, 05:58 AM
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Here’s me after a ride: Glug glug lol
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Old 01-20-21, 10:19 AM
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I had a beer while riding the trainer last night. I enjoy riding to brewpubs. Having watched several friends die of alcohol related issues I'm a fairly light drinker.
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Old 01-20-21, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
There's a good reason why Campagnolo made this.

And I can attest, it works very well.
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Old 01-20-21, 06:44 PM
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I bought my first decent road bike with the money I saved after 6 months of sobriety. That was 21 years and quite a few bikes ago.
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Old 01-20-21, 08:22 PM
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But I should add that I rarely drink right after a ride. Tours are different, especially if I get back to town, Iím hungry and thereís football on.
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Old 01-20-21, 08:26 PM
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I usually have one beer with dinner. More often than not it's a Yuengling Black & Tan.
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Old 01-20-21, 11:58 PM
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With a little effort you can ride a buzz for a few hours, but no matter how hard you try, you just can’t drink a bike.

Life’s too short to drink bad beer!
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Old 01-21-21, 09:29 AM
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To each their own. Cheers!
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In more normal times, often a post-ride beer at the brewpub followed by the final mile home.

Soda pop, OTOH only drunk after 120 miles or more.
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Old 01-21-21, 01:38 PM
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I am the very definition of a teetotaler.

In my 54 years of life, the only alcohol that I have knowingly consumed was in Nyquil. Yes, it was for its intended purpose. An employee is always trying to explain to me why people drink, but I have never understood it.

Enjoy your inebriant, but please do it responsibly.
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Old 01-21-21, 05:46 PM
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Why do I ride a bike? Well it is fun and enjoyable but I also like donuts, ice cream, and beer. Good beer too and part of the whole picture just avoid it becoming the picture ( alcohol.)
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Old 01-22-21, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
Why do I ride a bike? Well it is fun and enjoyable but I also like donuts, ice cream, and beer. Good beer too and part of the whole picture just avoid it becoming the picture ( alcohol.)
haven't had any alcohol since 2006 because it became the picture (alcohol)
appreciate your post/reminder
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Old 01-23-21, 10:56 AM
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I bought my first decent road bike with the money I saved after 6 months of sobriety. That was 21 years and quite a few bikes ago.
Awesome!!!!!!
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Old 01-23-21, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
German beers are my weakness.. My Kryptonite.

IPAs? Bleech!

Over the years, I have found that it was the preservatives in Domestic beers that gave me a headache, not the alcohol. I can drink German beers (no preservatives) without any issue at all.

Warsteiner, St Pauli, Dab, Bitburger, and others... My absolute favorite is Kulmbacher Edelherb Pils, but it is very hard to find here in the Midwest. When I do find it, it is a treat!
I make my own beer. And it was a nice one after today's ride. I did not know preservatives were put in beer. Blech!
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Old 01-24-21, 06:46 PM
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Most of my long rides are early Sunday mornings (still working so the weekend is the only option) so when I come back from a ride, a nice beverage from the java bean and some breakfast. I don't do group rides but if I did and it was later in the day, I could be convinced to go for a beer, especially on a hot summer day.

Sometimes when the missus and I go for a light ride, we wander down to a patio on a warm summer afternoon and have a drink and a snack. One of those treats we can share together.
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Old 01-24-21, 07:00 PM
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Sure -- ride home from work and it's Miller Time. Except it's a nice microbrew with dinner, instead of Miller.
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Old 01-25-21, 12:13 PM
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An cold IPA after or during a ride ALWAYS hits the spot!

lunch break
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Old 01-25-21, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
I make my own beer. And it was a nice one after today's ride. I did not know preservatives were put in beer. Blech!
Amen. I just picked up a kit this past weekend to start this hobby.
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Old 01-25-21, 12:37 PM
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I like beer and wine with a meal. I like Scotch. I like to cook and have a drink on a Friday or a Saturday. But other than that I seldom drink. I find I sleep better if I don't. And it's easier keeping the pounds off.
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