Bike Und Bier Blog

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Building a Salsa Fargo: Starting from Scratch

Right after I came back from a biking trip across Spain, I started to dream about other biking adventures. Soon, I found myself building a Salsa Fargo. How did I land on this frame choice? Read on! A lot of the research I did about bike touring led me to information on a “new” breed of bikes. These bikes are...

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How to Bike the Camino de Santiago (French Way)

Camino de Santiago, also referred to in English as St. James Way, is the denomination given to any pilgrimage route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. One of the most traveled Camino routes is the French Way (Camino Francés in Spanish), this route traditionally starts in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France. The Camino started as a religious enterprise centuries ago...

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Weekend Ride to Mt Horeb

Before I could go on my bike ride, I needed to get a new lock. I lost my old lock more than a month ago and I never bothered to buy a new one till today. I don’t usually park my road bike places that warrant the use of a lock. Keep in mind that I live in a pretty...

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout

It’s pretty obvious I’ve been in the mood for Imperial Stouts lately. I ended up liking Ballast Point’s Sea Monster so much that now I’ve been trying other Imperial Stouts just to see if they match up to the Sea Monster. The Lagunitas Imperial Stout was the next one on the list. Nothing more fitting than busting out my trusty...

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Boise Greenbelt Ride

Once in a while I have to go to Boise, ID. I’ve been hoping to rent a bike and hit the sweet foothill trails Boise has to offer. Unfortunately, every time I go to Boise, I forget to do some planning, and I have never had enough time to hit the foothill trails. Maybe next time. This time though, I...

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Wisconsin Ironman Loop Ride

The Ride Let me start out by saying that I did not bike the the whole 180km of an usual Ironman bike segment. This ride covered a much smaller loop that is part of the Wisconsin Ironman official course. During an Ironman, athletes will first pedal their way out of Madison towards Verona, where they go around this 60km loop...

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Ballast Point Sea Monster

Last week, during Madison Craft Beer Week, I went to Whole Foods hoping to try some of Tallgrass Brewing offerings, but I never got a taste of any of their beers. It just so happened that the MCBW guide had the hours misprinted, and I arrived just a few minutes after the party was over. I was determined to try...

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Madison Craft Beer Week – 2015

This spring, we had the 5th annual Madison Craft Beer Week. This is an event held in Madison, Wisconsin where several venues hold events/deals on craft beer. Some events are pretty awesome, like the Hoppy Tap Takeover at the Madison’s bar, where they had 10 different hoppy IPAs. Some other events are not so awesome, like the Traditional Wisconsin Fish...