Tuesday, August 28, 2007

39 Days until Schnoctobeerfest!

Autumn-my favorite time of year! The air is crisp, colors beautiful & the beer flavorful. Here's a picture from last year's Schnoctobeerfest, with all of us sporting wool jerseys. For those of you who have never tried wool, I encourage you to try one. I thought I'd buy one about 5 years ago just to satisfy my curiosity. Now, I rarely go out in the Fall (never in the Winter) without a wool jersey (I have several now). Wool is comfortable over a wide temperature range & stays warm in cold, driving rain & snow. It doesn't retain body odor. Yes, they're a little expensive, but they last for many seasons. Now, back to my other love, beer. New Belgium Brewing released a wool jersey a couple of years ago, which harkened back to the glory days of cycling (when some of the pro teams were sponsored by european breweries). There were two versions, a black one with pockets in the back (a true cycling jersey) & a beautiful dark brown one without pockets. They were priced pretty much at wholesale, around $60. Unfortunately, they're no longer available. But, if one scours bike shops in the Spring & Summer, once in a while, there are wool jerseys on the markdown racks. This is a great way to score that first fix!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Schnoctobeerfest Update

eDBiLLy came up with a great idea- everyone bring a 6 pack of your favorite brew & we'll have a smorgasboard! We will still provide more beer than you can drink, but this is a great opportunity for people to try new beers! We will provide a special prize for the most unique beer- be it home brew or some unique lager that you found.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Shirt from last year

Here is eDBiLLy's design from last year, in all its splendor. eDBiLLy called the ink color "I shit you not brown", so you know this one's a keeper.


Saturday October 6th, CiTy BiLLy cycle will be hosting the second annual Schnoctobeerfest ride out of Elkhorn, Nebraska. This ride is a celebration of cooler weather, wool jerseys, singlespeeds (fixed & free) & Oktoberfest! Please join us for a 55 mile ride followed by beer & food. For just ten bucks, you'll get a t-shirt designed by founding father eDBiLLy, beer & food. Drop me an e-mail if you're interested- it will be fun!

Here's a pic from last year's ride. We're saving lonely beers from boring lives one bottle, can or glass at a time!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


eDBiLLy, Steel & I only rode two days of RAGBRAI this year. Quite frankly, the excitement of having a 7 time TdF winner along has brought out way too many riders. On the second day (Monday), I felt nervous all day. We came up on two serious accidents. People just flat out don't use common sense. A four wide paceline, passing other cyclists (who are of varying competence)? I think we'll look for our Route 666 kicks somewhere else ( I hear that South Dakota next summer is the place to be). Special thanks to the KeRNeL for riding with us Sunday & being the photographer.