Rando favorite blog Chasing Mailboxes has been running an open invitation for "Coffeeneuring" in the fall time for the past few years. It is well done, the stories are engaging, and it sounds like fun. But it is hardly the natural derivation of the word "randonneur" that is my idea.
Enter the randonbeer.
Do not confuse with this guy. He is the randonbeard.
|Bicycle beard, thanks to sydneybodyartridehq.blogspot.com/|
(An aside: I understand anecdotally that many serious randonnuers are known randonbeers. I will not libel them here, but perhaps you are one and would like to confess in the comments.)
Unlike Chasing Mailboxes' Coffeeneuring, I do not see this as a yearly short-time challenge. I say year 'round, whenever you can park the bike, enjoy a brew, and head on to your destination -- add a comment! When enough comments pile up I will move them into a new post. I'm going out now, planning to brave 15 degree temps, pedaling to Fountain Square Brewery in Indianapolis for the inaugural HBC randonbeering ride. Don't change the dial!
|HBC randonbeering location number 1: Fountain Square Brewing, Indianapolis.|
|Does it look 10 degrees? Because it is.|
I don't know about this whole randobeering concept... But if you're going to ride a brewvet, then that is officially the goofiest looking bike possible to do it with. The Bar Mitts really complete the package!
And I should mention, kudos for riding the inaugural brewvet in the snow!
With that first picture and your recent purchasing habits, you're well on your way to being in a Rapha advertisement. The remaining step is to live in a black-and-white world.
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