Monday, May 16, 2022

Happy Monday?

A positive covid test may have me off the bike this next set off, damn.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Happy Wednesday

 Lame cause of lack of content, terribly sorry. 

We are off for another week of nights...

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Beer Friday. Lobkowicz, Baron

 Well damnit! I sure am happy we had a chance to sneak in a beer review as it has been a busy set off with no open days for rides most likely not until Monday. Waking up at around eleven or twelve every day is the norm coming off nights which helps cut into the day and destroy it as well. 

Oh I see you reading this being all 'judgy, judgy' thinking "why doesn't he just force himself to wake up earlier. 

I really wish it was that easy. With another week of nights coming I decided to just stay a piece of shit for my week off and not try and set back to days which has become routine around this time of the week resulting in more extreme tiredness. 

This brewery opened in1466.... Say what? Yes I said 1466, how badass is that? The brewery was purchased by the Lobkowicz family in 1474 when the brewery was a young eight years old. The brewery ran from that day on and was interrupted by those knucklehead nazis during the war. 

This was a very nice and easy one to pour. A respectable one and a half fingered head stood guard for a few moments then soon dissipated into a slight ring around the glass during the sips giving it a slight touch of class. 

Why I kinda felt I should have been wearing a white glove during this review. 

For a dark beer this one is very easy and tame. A 5.2% alcohol percentage keeps things reasonable and this one is a delight to drink. A slight toffee taste with caramel come at you suggesting this would be better enjoyed in the Fall? Or am I crazy? It is a bit heavier feeling is all.. I get hints of dark fruit too. A sweet smelling beer that is quite great. 

This is a great beer and is backed by hundreds of years of tradition. Go find some.

This beer gets 4 suds out of 5.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wet Spins

An end to the days off set wet roll through bike lanes and river valley. 

Yes it is the last day and I am still a bag of shit primarily because I woke up incredibly early this morning to shock my senses into getting used to daytime life again, hence the fatigue only to find out I am heading out of town tomorrow and will most likely be on nights again. 

No GPS recorded this so did it happen? 

Of course it did kids.

The ride started near the Ronald McDonald house and I bike lane it around the area and soon found Saskatchewan drive where I dropped in eventually and took the paved alongside Gnome and West Coast trails knowing they would be too wet *pushes away from computer, awaits a pat on the back. 

I rode Mill Creek to Whyte and bike laned it back to the Jeep. A very uneventful ride but it was still quite great. Some moments of outdoor euphoria came out in the trees in the cold wet conditions. 

Monday, April 25, 2022


 Another shit night recovery week and I finally got out for a roll around town with a dip into the valley and this was the best moment so far on this week off. Aside from doing family things of course!

Yes, family things... 

The ride started at Mill Creek and I avoided the valley and rode streets and eventually ended up on Edmonton's 83 Ave infamous bike lane. Is it infamous? I really have no idea. I do know the car folks hate it with an upmost passionate fury.

Another roll through the university and I was soon heading downhill towards Groat bridge where a crossing happened and I took the paved trails to the Tawatinâ where I crossed and Mill Creeked it home.  A very uneventful ride and yes I avoided anything challenging as I felt old and decrepit the whole ride. 

This could be the one and only ride for this set off, tomorrow is a wash as adulting will sadly be the main focus. So fingers crossed for Wednesday. 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Beer Friday. Brewsters, Honest Paul IPA

 Brewsters was doing the micro brewing well before it was even considered cool. They had a small chain of restaurants around Alberta? Wait... Was it just Alberta? I am pretty sure just Alberta and no, I am not doing a search, although for some reason I could see them having a location in Saskatoon. 

A recent outing there brought us some sell offs of their Honest Paul IPA. Their website claims this one will make you a story teller. I would assume the 6.5% alcohol content might have something to do with that as alcohol turns a lot of people into yarn spinners.

The beer review team arrived late and we poured this into the Park Tools mug and it showed a burnt golden beer with a lid of a two fingered head. A day of slothfulness had happened as I recover from work and this was a definite sight for sore eyes. Some lacing stayed on the top for some time after then pour and followed its way down the glass with each sip. 

A slight citrus odour hits the nose, malts and floral hops give it that IPA swing. The first sip gave a great tasting beer that filled the mouth with a citrus backed lightly hoppy India Pale Ale that was brewed perfectly. I want to take the rest of this outside and sit in my back yard and enjoy that bitch outside in the beauty spring Albertan weather cause fuck ya. This beer is great! 

All around top notch IPA from an Albertan brewery legend.

This beer gets 4.5 suds out of 5.

*yes it was short, i am tired as fuck

Happy Monday?

A positive covid test may have me off the bike this next set off, damn.