Monday, August 27, 2007

dang, that's a sweet omen

Four of us opted for an uber early Saturday somo ride.
It's been too long since we've been over at somo and
early before the crowds is the time to be there.
Bad omen one:
En route we were privy to biker chick yard sale on i-10
folks were stopped and she was moving but it weren't purty.
Bad omen two:
A bike fell of the rack at the lot and dented ze rally truck
Bad omen three:
Moving repeatedly to lower cover
to escape electrical storm on mormon
coupled with biblical escape of flying ants.
Bad omen four:
Hammah's free hub decides to quit just before buena vista
giving him the rare opportunity to coaster bike down national.
Omen of what?
After the ride i washed my bike and noticed two cracks on
the face plate of the stem.
almost connected.
So i celebrate the continued existence of my face and teeth.

The ride was still sweet. Somo like most
trails in Phoenix drain quickly
and are built to last. It was tacky sticky
icky on the way down National.
Except for the wet rocks. Sketchy.

Pics pilfered from Coach.

Thursday, August 23, 2007



6TH Anniversary Party - Sunday, August 19, 2007

To celebrate our 6th Anniversary we have saved a special treat for the occasion. A cask of dry hopped Barley Wine, which has been aged for 6 months!

We will also be tapping a new Seasonal Ale "The Anniversary Alt". This will be a traditional Dusseldorf Style Alt Bier, brewed with a special German Ale Yeast, pilsner malt and German hops. The ale has then been lagered for several weeks, true to German brewing techniques.

- Free Hors d'oeuvres!

- Door Prizes Given away every hour!

- Happy Hour All Day!

- Free Pint Glass to the first 100 Beers!


right after this pic i dropped the camera.
can't imagine why.
it's toast.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

of memorials and bikes

clouds eh?

wesley bolin plaza

the light was out at 15th and grand.
this drunken individual took the bull by the horns.


we tried to hide from the dust sorm

cask ipa. mmmm

Monday, August 13, 2007

bug springs

i had such post ride buzz after this one.
trashy and i just wandered around his house uttering
"whoa" and sipping pale ales.
seven of us headed up the catalinas
to ride green mountain, bug springs,
molino and some road.
12 miles of ass kicking technical trail
with plenty of hike a bike a 6 miles of road.
washed out trail, drainage riding, ripping
single track, rocks, steep-ass climbing.
good stuff.

pic from swolyfist