Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Two Great Beers

I just got back from Ohio; my niece got married. Good trip, other than having to drive for almost 1800 miles! As is my custom when arriving in a new locale, I immediately went to the liquor store & bought some local flavor. Wowza, did I get lucky! This was one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying, with this as a very close second.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Today's Ride

Here's today's ride:stayed in town. Had to stop to return some Martian Marzen Oktoberfest (Archie Bunker said, "You can never buy beer, you just rent it".)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Reroute of Schnoctobeerfest

This is the site eDBiLLy & I saw Saturday morning at 7:30 am (also known as time to start drinking PBR.) Thankfully eDBiLLy knows his home turf, & a quick reroute was invented. Unfortunately, we missed the fantastic hill out of Arlington (there's always next year). eDBiLLy & I spent an hour on Sunday brainstorming & I promise you on a stack Of Dancing Man, that next year will be even better. Now, to begin plans for Lincoln-Beatrice-Lincoln, CiTy BiLLy's spring classic! It happens in April, I'll get the date nailed down in the next couple of months.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Beer Judging Continued

Here I am sifting through "the barrel of goodness", finding another gem. There was only one loser in this competition. Ladies & Gentlemen, I present the worst beer I've ever tried to choke down. I'd really like to try Lakefront's other products, because I've had the runt of the litter.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Schnoctobeerfest Beer Judging

You are looking at the "Dead Sea Scrolls" of Schnoctobeerfest: the tablecover that was used to record yours truly's beer tasting scores. First place went to New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat. Second went to Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale. Third (with a judge's bonus) went to Grain Belt.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Schnoctobeerfest Recap

Here's a link to Snakebite's recap of the event. Here's Briman's pictures of the festivities. It was a great time, hot & windy enough to make it a fairly tough day in the saddle (or on the barstool). The route had to be changed the morning of the ride, due to road construction. We did have an encounter with the State Patrol, but everything ended fine. Over the next couple of posts, I'll try to share some pictures with everyone. A big thank you goes out to MeG & MiMi, oTTo & the fabulous GoRe on the motorsickle.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Thank You!

10 riders completed Schnoctobeerfest & I'd like to thank everyone of them, whether they hailed from Omaha, Millard, Sioux Falls, Lincoln or Elkhorn! Good friends, good beers, good times! I will post pics as soon as I can.

Friday, October 5, 2007


See everyone tomorrow! Safe journeys!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Two days to go! Music is now done, I've got more Barry Manilow & Neil Sedaka than I thought. The pic above is t-BiLLy & the KeRNeL from the first Tour de Kota. It's not too late to join the festivities! Drop me a note using the link to the right. Time to go & get my bail money together!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Nose to the grindstone, less than 72 hours to go! Here's a sampling of what's coming with me to the ride (still have to get the stuff for mimosas). I'm continuing to work on refining my pallette with some Goose Island Harvest Ale. Tomorrow, I hope to assemble a soundtrack for these hijinx.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Weather is going to be almost summer-like. But, we'll adapt: wool will be replaced with poly, schnapps with ice cold beer. It looks like it'll be fairly windy, so the brave (foolish?) souls that will be riding fixies or single speeds should have a test. Here's another question for participants, or should it be victims of Schnoctobeerfest: what music would you like to listen to on Saturday? As for eDLoNNiE, my tastes are extremely varied: Abba, Miles Davis, Sigur Ros, Joni Mitchell. What about you?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Five Days to Go!

Just five days to go! The weather is a little worrisome, but we're professionals, right?