Thursday, January 13, 2011


Not only can't I decided if I want to brave the cold, snow and ice out on the Bastard loop tonight, I also can't decide, if I do ride, which Flask should I take? Maybe you can help me decide.

Choice one: STANLEY

My new Stanley Flask - this flask features a wide mouth opening (are you saying I have a big mouth?) a leak-proof lide with lanyard (that's good 'cause there's nothing worth the gooey schnapps dripping in your back pocket) a stainless steel design which is rust-proof and won't transfer odors or taste (are you saying that I stink and I have no taste?) It's also packable and easy to store (like I'm an idiot and couldn't tell that when I picked it up!)

Choice two: SURLY

This of course is the quintessential biker flask, isn't it? Like all Surly bikes and components, we don't know what it's made of, but we probably can guess that it is made in China. We also know the cap will fall off eventually (I've fixed some of these for friends with a safety pin) and that gooey schnapps will run down your back, unless you are DIALED like our HUP UNITED friends and have a dedicated Surly Flask Mount on your bike. So much for carrying water, but it's winter who needs to drink - until the ride's done.

Let me know what you think which flask you think I should bring, and if any of you are riding at all - you should know that on Tuesday Steve K, Steve B, Jeff Z, Craig R, Chuck G, Matt G, and myself, rocked a damn good ride in the snow. There were also remarks (kinda of drunken remarks I might add) made in the Honey Creek during our apres ride festivities that said, essentially, that if you didn't ride on Tuesday you were a big crybaby and so on.

Let me know if you're going to ride. I know a few people, even those tough guys that rode on Tuesday, won't make it tonight.

Also let me know on the Flask choice. I can't wait to see the winner on that one.


  1. Can't make it dinner...

  2. I was hoping to ride tonight if I can cobble a rear wheel together. It shouldn’t be a problem.

    As far as flask selection goes, I’d bring them both, one for each pocket. Podium post by the way.

    Did Kahuna make his way back from India yet?

    Jeff Z

  3. Kahuna is living the life of Jason Bourne, at the moment, from what I understand. Only instead of being a dangerous international undercover agent he is an undercover cyclist, skier, fly fisherman and serial killer of ducks (quack, QUACK!). He's having so much fun, he's forgotten his orginal identity and name (but not where the HC is). The only thing we need to decide now, is, who is going to play him in the upcoming movie series: THE KAHUNA IDENTITY. THE KAHUNA ULTIMATUM. And so on ...
    Russell Crowe?

    Still don't know if I can ride or not (work calls). Let me know on the wheel cobbling exercise.

  4. Cobble complete, I’m now spinning a Shimano, SRAM, Mavic and Kenda combo.

    The roads have been plowed; little or no wind and mild temps make for epic ride conditions.

    Let me know if you are going to make it…


  5. Sound great, but ehile riding might epically wonderful, I'm worried about driving there - it's snowing hard here. I think I'm going to bag it. Sorry. It would have worth it to take a picture of the Frankenstein wheel. Take a pic and post it. Doesn't look like anybody else is coming. But I could be wrong.

  6. Still traveling. In Memphis today. It's cold here! I say drink from whatever is closest! Have a good one bastards. I'll see y'all next week.

  7. If you're at home just drink out of the bottle.

  8. Now what do I do with the Root Beer, Apple Pucker, Butter Shot, Peach, Cinnamon, Tangerine, Blueberry, Cherry, Peppermint Patty, Rhubarb Schnapps you like Surly?

  9. Same thing I do with a drink made out root beer, apple pucker, butter shot, peach, cinnamon, tangerine, blueberry, cherry, peppermeint patty and rhubarb schnapps ...