Pro Cyclists Convene at Tanglewood Park

Cyclocross is said to have gotten its start by cyclists challenging other cyclists to race to a nearby landmark. Steeples were often the tallest, most visible landmarks for many people of the time and gave way to a “Steeplechase” type of race. There were no predetermined routes or iPhones so navigating to the landmark mark […]

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2015 Ellison Park CX – UCI Season Opener

BeersNGears was recently asked to provide mechanical support for the Mock Orange Bikes Pro CX team in Rochester, NY for the UCI Cross Season Opener to which I replied, “Duh!” It was a great weekend watching races and working on bikes. We even provided some media for the MOB Pro CX team to use in their branding.

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July Is National Picnic Month

It’s National Picnic Month which obviously means a bike ride! As if I needed another reason to go for a ride, now I have one and I want to share some tips on making your picnic a success. Just go already! Don’t over think this. The goal of a picnic is to have fun, so […]

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Brewgaloo Festival 2013

As I type this, I’m still recovering from the Brewgaloo Festival that went down in downtown Raleigh, NC. It was put on by Shop Local Raleigh, and if you don’t have something like this in your hometown, you should get it started. Unfortunately, I used too much of my cell phone battery on Strava so […]

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Avery Czar – Imperial Stout

Beer Advocate says that Imperial Stouts came about by brewers trying to impress the Czar of Russia while Wikipedia attributes the original brew to a specific brewery in London, England. Wherever it came from, if I were the Czar of Russia, this would’ve impressed me. It wasn’t my favorite Imperial Stout, and I don’t think […]

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Duck Rabbit Wee Heavy

A Scotch ale, with a great amber color. It’s a thicker beer, I wouldn’t say full bodied, but it’s a wee heavy drink. Good ABV at 8.0%. I got a slightly nutty flavor with toffee and cherries. I also got a hint of booze taste without it taking over the beer’s flavors. Duck Rabbit hit […]

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Natty Greene’s Southern Pale Ale

To understand what makes this beer good, you must first understand what makes the south so good. Grits, Jesse James, Sweet Tea, NC BBQ, and The General Lee. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering how those things make any connections to this beer, they don’t. They’re just all awesome, like this beer is. Not overly hoppy […]

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