Posts Tagged ‘beer

14
Jan
16

Throwback Thursday (RAGBRAI 06)

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This is me, pre Bad Bobby, this was my second year of doing RAGBRAI. I did a day in 2004, but I don’t have a photo from that. This was from 2006, I did the last day from Coralville to Muscatine. I don’t remember the mileage. I do remember it was HOT. This was the day I knew I was doing something I love and plan to do until I die. This photo shows the inexperienced rider, heavy shorts, tennis shoes with socks, old mountain bike. It was a great time, throughout the past 11 years I have been on a few different teams, met some new people, made new friends and overall have a blast every year the last week of July hits. RAGBRAI is the birthplace of BAD BOBBY, and he’s a fun guy to party with. Each year I say it was the best year, but overall all the years are a great year. Each year of the BRAI there is something new, new nicknames, new people, new roads and overall that one town where you just don’t remember as it was that much fun. Throughout the years I have upgraded my bike to my beloved Black Betty, 2008 Lemond Tournalet. It was nice going from a mountain bike that was heavy to a nice riding road bike. A week from Saturday we find out this year’s route and I cannot wait!

Below is one of my favorite RAGBRAI photos of me, man how I have changed in the last 10 years. This jsut shows the fun and good time I have!

Ride On!

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27
Jan
14

RAGBRAI 2014 (Preparation Begins)

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Well, the RAGBRAI (www.ragbrai.com) ROUTE for 2014 was announce on Saturday. I had a guess of it being north, and I did guess Emmetsburg and Waverly, BUT that was all I had right. 1 key thing I like to hear *2nd Flattest route* Also, I think the day from Forest City to Mason City will be a AWESOME DAY! It’s the shortest day on RAGBRAI I have ever done…36 miles. I know it’s not a challenge to ride 36 miles, but that;s why I train for miles before RAGBRAI. I usually get in minimum 1000 miles before RAGBRAI, but to me RAGBRAI is not a race, not a competition and I don’t feel I am there to prove anything…it’s my VACATION, which means, biking, drinking, biking, drinking, camping, drinking, dancing and oh…some drinking as well 😀  It’s probably the best week I look forward to every year, no e-mails, no work, and to quote Bob Marley I’ll be “Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”” The only thing I miss when I am on RAGBRAI is my wife and my 2 dogs 🙂 

This year will also be my 10th years of doing RAGBRAI and I am excited. I have met a lot of fun people on RAGBRAI (Team Black Betty, Team Fohty, Team Xtreme, and many more) But am glad to call my self a Boozehound from Team Boozehound! We like to Ride Right and Party All Night! 

Most of all it’s fun to hang out with the great team! 

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GET ON THOSE BIKES AND RIDE!!

15
Jul
13

RAGBRAI is less than a week!!

I have been out of the Blogging world for a while, RAGBRAI is coming! Image

 

Ready to party and bike with some of these crazy guys again!! The Boozehounders!!! 

17
May
13

Friday Flashback

Let’s go back to October 2007. We were down at Tycoon for the Halloween costume contest. No we didn’t win (We should have!) but we came up short. We went as Mario, Luigi and the Princess. We made out costumes with stuff we found at Goodwill, Stuff Etc., and other stores. The best part was we took the candy “fireballs” and threw them (aka handed them out) to all the people in the bar. We worked the crowd good, did some good dances, and over just had fun!. Here is a few photos from the evening!

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15
Mar
13

Friday Flashback!

So I have decided to do a Friday Flashback, and search through my photos and find a crazy or fun photo from past year and talk about it.

I have chose this photo.

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This was from back on November 8th, 2008. This is the day of one of the greatest games when Iowa upset #3 Penn St. in football. We headed down early to get our tailgating on. I told my wife (or fiance at the time) that we are going to get tickets to this game, it will be a great game and I had a feeling we would win. Anyways, made the mistake of taking Mr. Beer Bong with me. I was getting carried away as usual and did 2-3 in a row. Then played some drinking games, and drinking more beer. I kept filling up the beer bong and asking who was next, when no one responded, I’d take another. The magic number that morning was 13 Beer Bongs. Needless to say I did not make it to the game. I passed out and the wife had to take me home. I went passed out in the bed and woke up with the final seconds of the game to see the Hawkeyes pull out the victory. If I wouldn’t have gotten carried away, or at-least left the Beer Bong at home I would have been at that game watching a great ending. You Live and You Learn!

 

17
Feb
13

CRABFART Ride!

Yesterday was a great day. First outside bike ride of the year, and a fun one too. CRABFART or Cedar Rapids Alternative to Brr Frozen Ass Road Tour, is a fun party bicycle ride that I have done the past few years in warm, cold and snowy weather. It was nice getting out of the gym (even though I did do a 90 minute cycling class in the morning before the ride) and doing a bicycle ride outside. After having a few beers at BAD BOBBY’s BAR we headed to City Beat, Omalleys, La Cantina, Parlor City, The Shack Tavern and a few other bars. There were quite a bit of bikers out and ran into people I new at each bar. It was an overall great ride, cold…but not that cold. I think I’ll be getting Black Betty out more often now if I want to beat the 2012 record of 2500 miles and reach 3K this year!

01
Feb
13

Cycling Class

This morning was a….OK….morning. I woke up late for the gym, so I didn’t get to get my mile run in before the cycling class. Then i felt I was working hard at the class, but in the end felt it wasn’t that hard of a class to begin with. Then I got some great news, tomorrow they are having another 90-minute cycling class. I missed the first time due to strep throat, but I will for sure be there bright and early tomorrow! 90 minutes of cycling, followed by my chest/abs lifts. Should be a great way to start my Saturday. I might even run afterwards as well. Mainly to burn off the calories I’ll be adding back on at night with all the booze. 




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