Beer and Bikes - Do They Mix?
So here’s a question for you: Drinking and riding.
Tuesday night, I was supposed to be running in the North Shields Poly Grand Prix 5k race. But owing to some serious man-flu (and a note from my mum) was only able to stand at the turn-around point to feebly cheer my team-mates’ efforts.
We were supposed to be going to our local pub after, for a pint to celebrate the half-way point in the Grand Prix. But then via text, I got the message that we were instead meeting at The Seahorse - about a mile and a half from home. It was cold and wet out (though not actually raining), and I really didn’t fancy the 30 minutes walk . . .
. . . but then I remembered my New Puppy. A Brompton - surely this is just what this sort of bike is for? A short ride, no need to fuss around with locks - just fold it up and stow it next to your seat.
So I rode to the pub. And had a few drinks - three pints of sweet foaming beer. And then I rode home.
When I got home, I was full of the giggles of:
- Beer. Look - I’m not carrying much in the way of body fat, and I’m a remarkably cheep date!
- Bike. Riding a bike always makes me smile. But the absurdly simple nature of my go-to-the-pub-drink-ride-home-in-minutes evening had really got to me. It was like discovering the secret of alchemy - surely enough to make anyone feel a little euphoric?
Anyway . . . Wife was somewhat less than impressed. There are concerns about safety. I’ve been asked if I’d think it was OK to drink and drive. Naturally, we’ve discussed all this like adults (at no point have I pulled Wife’s pig-tails).
But we were wondering what you think.
Beer and bikes - do they mix?
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 12/14/2010
- Total Time: 00:15:00.00
- Calories: 146
- Distance: 3 miles
- Average Speed: 12 mph