Ipswich pub cycle ride Sat 14th June

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  1. Peter Fox

    Peter Fox Guest

    As hinted at a few months ago I've written up how to get to my favourite East Anglian pubs by
    train and bike. Since every week is beer week for me the excuse is the start of National Bike
    Week. If 18 miles round trip seems further than the other side of the Moon, don't worry its a
    doddle on an easy route.

    Sat 14th June Ipswich Lunchtime pub ride (18 easy miles round trip) Meet outside Ipswich railway
    station 11am Launch of Train-Bike-Beer web site <http://www.eminent.demon.co.uk/rides>

    The Train-Bike-Beer web pages tells how to combine train and bike to get to some wonderful East
    Anglian pubs. Many are within easy family cycling distance of towns as Chelmsford, Ipswich and
    Sudbury. Many people don't know the quiet back lanes and how easy it is to pop eight miles down the
    lanes to find a proper country pub - there are still a few hanging-on and well worth a visit.

    The ride on the 14th June is a lunchtime circular tour to the Moon and Mushroom at Swilland. Meet at
    Ipswich railway station at 11am (10.33 train from Colchester) then a tour via Tuddenham returning
    via Claydon. There are six East Anglian beers on gravity always in superb condition with a friendly
    atmosphere and good food. This is a must-visit-easy-vist pub. I call this pub the "Pearly Gates".

    Suitable for any grade of cyclist but under 14s are not allowed in the pub.

    * Wolf - Coyote
    * Buffy's - Terrier
    * Woodfordes - Wherry and Norfolk Nog
    * Nethergate's - Umbel Ale
    * + one which I think is another Wolf

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  2. Keiths

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    "Peter Fox" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > As hinted at a few months ago I've written up how to get to my favourite East Anglian pubs by
    > train and bike. Since every week is beer week for me the excuse is the start of National Bike
    > Week. If 18 miles round trip seems further than the other side of the Moon, don't worry its a
    > doddle on an easy route.

    I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer. No, I don't mean I'm legless or
    anything like that. Even after a couple of pints I find it a really hard, physical slog and so
    unenjoyable I go out of my way to avoid drink-cycling :) Either activity on its own, I find
    enjoyable. Anyone else suffer from this effect? Anyway, good luck to you and all who partake in the
    outing Peter. At least I have the excuse that I'm in the wrong part of the country to join you!

    KeithS
     
  3. Tony Green

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    KeithS wrote:

    > I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer. No, I don't mean I'm legless or
    > anything like that. Even after a couple of pints I find it a really hard, physical slog and so
    > unenjoyable I go out of my way to avoid drink-cycling :) Either activity on its own, I find
    > enjoyable. Anyone else suffer from this effect?

    You aren't on your own, Keith. I find that my legs turn to jelly after a couple of drinks; that's
    one reason[1] I almost never stop for a drink when I'm out on my bike.

    I'm very fond of one of the pubs (the Moon & Mushroom) that Peter mentions on his site, but it's a
    pain that it's an 8 mile ride from my home and there are two total-bastard hills in between :-(

    [1] Apart from the fact that it's not sensible to drink any serious amount and cycle.

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  4. Just Zis Guy

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    On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 17:08:23 +0000 (UTC), "KeithS" <[email protected]@net.com> wrote:

    >I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer

    Also I find I get very cold, which is never normally a problem.

    Guy
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  5. Peter Fox

    Peter Fox Guest

    Following on from Just zis Guy, you know?'s message. . .
    >On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 17:08:23 +0000 (UTC), "KeithS" <[email protected]@net.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer
    >
    >Also I find I get very cold, which is never normally a problem.
    (1) Alcohol brings blood to the surface as the skin capillaries open out. A nice rosy complexion but
    as you discovered not very insulating.
    (2) Look in the archives for this NG and you'll find a longer dissertation.

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    Witham Cycling Campaign www.eminent.demon.co.uk/wcc.htm East Anglian Pub cycle rides
    www.eminent.demon.co.uk/rides
     
  6. Just Zis Guy

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    On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 20:02:34 +0100, Peter Fox <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>>I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer
    >>Also I find I get very cold, which is never normally a problem.
    >(1) Alcohol brings blood to the surface as the skin capillaries open

    I know that - I was just observing that lead wheel syndrome is not the only side-effect of riding
    after a pint or two.

    Guy
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  7. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Guest

    KeithS <[email protected]@net.com> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > "Peter Fox" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > > As hinted at a few months ago I've written up how to get to my favourite East Anglian pubs by
    > > train and bike. Since every week is beer week for me the excuse is the start of National Bike
    > > Week. If 18 miles round trip seems further than the other side of the Moon, don't worry its a
    > > doddle on an easy route.
    >
    >
    > I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer.

    Nah, the miles just fly by! Seriously, yes the first quick half does hit the legs, but a few more
    miles/pubs/pints and you don't notice.
     
  8. Tim Woodall

    Tim Woodall Guest

    On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 17:08:23 +0000 (UTC), KeithS <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer. No, I don't mean I'm legless or
    > anything like that. Even after a couple of pints I find it a really hard, physical slog and so
    > unenjoyable I go out of my way to avoid drink-cycling :) Either activity on its own, I find
    > enjoyable. Anyone else suffer from this effect?

    Chapter 1 - Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

    Beer is a muscle relaxant.

    :)

    Tim.

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  9. Dave Croft

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    "Tim Woodall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 17:08:23 +0000 (UTC), KeithS <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer. No, I don't mean I'm legless or
    > > anything like that. Even after a couple of pints I find it a really hard, physical slog and so
    > > unenjoyable I go out of my way to avoid drink-cycling :) Either activity on its own, I find
    > > enjoyable. Anyone else suffer from this effect?
    > Chapter 1 - Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Beer is a muscle relaxant. Tim.

    Cycling after beer really sobers you up quick. About 6 years ago I had just done about 45 miles on
    the Bike when I discovered the Stanley Arms in Stockport. There was about 12 beers that I hadn't
    tried. I had 1/2 half pint of each. (some of them 6% plus). I tried them all but when I started to
    cycle 25+ miles back to Warrington I found it hard work. What did surprise me was the speed that I
    sobered up due to the effort. By the time I was passing through Altringham half way I was almost
    back to standard.

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  10. Nick Kew

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    In article <[email protected]>, one of infinite monkeys
    at the keyboard of "KeithS" <[email protected]@net.com> wrote:

    > I always find it *really* hard work riding a bike after a beer. No, I don't mean I'm legless or
    > anything like that. Even after a couple of pints I find it a really hard, physical slog and so
    > unenjoyable I go

    Nah. Beer is good energy.

    Mind you, if I'm cycling (much) after a beer then it's lunchtime, and if it's lunchtime then it's
    just the one beer with my meal. Well, usually.

    Makes me feel pretty lethargic if I'm supposed to be working (at my computer) in the afternoon, but
    great for physical exercise.

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