Drinking while riding?!
we clinked bottles and watched the sun disappear behind the trees as we chugged
I was surprised recently at the amount of folks in Czech, Poland and Austria who were drinking pints, sometimes in the morning in the cafes in the bikeparks. Different culture innit.Posted 3 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Not done it for a few years now but used to do an all nighter around swinley and the surrounding areas around midsummer. Set off at dusk, so about 2130 / 2200. First stop would be the ‘secret location’ where we’d stash a few tins for future use. Ride until about one-ish, before stopping at Mussy’s kebab van at the Crowthorne end of Swinley. Carefully carry the kebabs up to the ‘secret location’ where a beer and kebab refuel would take place. Wobble around for a couple more hours until dawn and then go home, satisfied that we were considerably better than everyone else.Posted 3 years agojekkylMember
Occasionally when I’m out riding with my mate we stop for a pint. The other night 3/4s of the way through the ride we stop for a rest and he says ‘look what I got’ and pulls out two bottles of Peroni. Waheyyy, absolutely splendid! as it was a complete surprise, we clinked bottles and watched the sun disappear behind the trees as we chugged. Needless to say when we do have a drink the rest of the ride is a bit more relaxed and a bit more fun. Passing each other going ‘nnnnnerrrrrr’ *car noises* and other such silliness.Posted 3 years ago
Always drink responsibly of course. 😛muddy9mtbSubscriber
went out for usual club ride on sunday morning, passed a pub with revellers outside and did a double take…it was 9:10 am! couldn’t work out if they had started early or not gone to bed. Love a drink on a ride and very nutrional, certainly helps appease the wobbly leg syndrome. ride responsibly of course…(go on, go on, go on, go…)Posted 3 years agobinnersSubscriber
We’ve been on plenty of night rides that never actually made it out of the pub that was the meeting point until last orders, at which point we’d wobble off home.
The South Manchester Massive Bonfire Nightride became an epic drinking binge, combining loads of beer, hip flasks full of absinthe, and the biggest fireworks possible to carry on a bike. What could possibly go wrong?
It resulted, somewhat predictably, in numerous daft injuries involving riding into trees, getting lost within a mile of your own house, and waking up on the sofa, still in your riding gear, at 5 in the morning, with no recollection of how you got there!Posted 3 years agodeadkennySubscriber
Off road, only post-ride. Tried riding having had lunch beer that was a little strong and realised it was seriously risky doing singletrack. I’d leave it to post ride now.
Road – well you can be nicked for being under the influence even on a bike. There’s no drink limit, but if you’re wandering about recklessly then you can be nicked for being unfit to ride a bike on a highway.Posted 3 years agobinnersSubscriber
I’d also recommend not riding home after a full evening doing a tour of the single malts in the Britons Protection with WCA. The occupant of the police car I rode into the back of was at least merciful, and simply told me to be on my way, and try not to die before I got home due to the paperwork involved. Shorry offisher….. Hic….Posted 3 years agoHansReySubscriber
last alcohol fueled biking i was involved with was at the student BUCS event in BPUK. People were riding their bikes down a really dark hill trying to avoid moving supermarket trolleys and the surrounding crowd trying to push them over.
great stuff. Why did i leave britain??!!Posted 3 years agotonSubscriber
beer is one of the reasons i ride. travelling from pub to pub at the end of a days riding is one of lifes biggest pleasures.
the elder section of the sweary northerners plan a weeks holiday every september, based on pubs in the camra guide.
i cant make this years trip, which starts this saturday, with a tour of northumberland….. 🙁Posted 3 years ago
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