Time for another weekend update! And what a weekend it was. Three days, three trips north of the border.
No - not to Canada. To Broward County. Kind of the same thing right now - there are A LOT of snowbirds this time of year.
Sunday was Tour De Bar. But since I am an idiot I forgot my camera. But really there was not much to photograph. Just bars. There were a number of stops on the tour. Here is what I remember.
STOP 1 - Bonefish Mac's. DAMAGE - one pint of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on tap
STOP 2 - Galuppi's. A patio bar at a golf course. DAMAGE - three Sam Adams on tap.
INCIDENT!! Leaving Galuppi's I think I fell off the bike or something. I have fancy pedals and special bike shoes that clip onto the pedals. The cool thing - pedaling is easier as my feet are always in the "power stroke" position. Also your feet never slip off the pedals. The bad thing - if you start to fall over you better be able to get your feet out QUICK! I hit some soft sand. I was going slow. My left foot was unclipped, as I was getting ready to stop. But I fell to the right. My knee still hurts a little. Walking is fun. And I did not even hit that hard! No blood loss or anything! What the fuck???
STOP 3 - Bru's Room. Lunch stop. I had a sandwich of some sort. And more beer. Two more Sam Adams??? Whatever.
INCIDENT - Before stop 4 the tour had to cross over the intracoastal waterway! This was cool. I got to ride over a draw bridge. Going uphill sucks - going downhill is fun. Something about "gravity" comes into play. The uphill part was short - and I have some really low gears so it was fine.
STOP 4 - The Briny Pub, and "Irish" bar on A1A close to the beach. DAMAGE - One draft Guinness Extra Stout. Yummy.
INCIDENT - Somewhere after leaving Briny and before the last stop, I seemed to have LOST the shackle to my bicycle U lock. This sucks. It was a good one. I had to get a replacement lock - for $35. Also there was another trip over a different draw bridge!
STOP 5 - The Buccaneer. A proper dive bar for drinkers only. Do not expect food - there is none. There is no kitchen. There is just a rack of chips bags. And I also saw Ritz crackers with Cheese-Wiz. That was it. DAMAGE - one Sam Adams on tap and at least two Jager Bombs. That is Jagermeister and Red Bull.
STOP 6 - someone's house. I have no idea whose house it was. But it made for a good place to crash. There was a Super Bowl party going on so there was some sandwich platters and chips and whatnot laying around. A good place to recover from the tour and chill before going home.
And that was it. It was a good time. A intoxicated ride through the backroads of Pompano Beach, bar hopping via bicycle. It was even more fun that not all the bars knew that they were a stop on the tour. A bunch of crazy people on bikes just descended on hapless establishments all at once. Demanding drinks.
It was well worth the drive, and something I hope to take part in next year!