• Yeah I'm also curious about the beer stashing.

    Do you do a 'dry' cycle and stash beers as you go?

    or you take extra beers on some rides and stash the ones you don't drink?

    why not bring cold ones each time?

  • If I can make the beers in the fridge in the kitchen last longer than a night is it a 'beer stash'. This is exciting! Also, I like that green frame. I don't normally go for green but that's kinda cool.

  • Given it is a CX bike, is the crimp in the location where dirt will most likely gather on the tyre - so assumes that the widest part of your 32c tyre is not the tyre bulge but the tread for cornering and therefore mud will gather there?

  • Do you do a 'dry' cycle and stash beers as you go?

    or you take extra beers on some rides and stash the ones you don't drink?

    Depends, the route the cooler I took a beer from Saturday is part of a 35 mile dirt loop that had 3 coolers stashed that held 6 beers each. Before group rides I’d stock them. One of the coolers disappeared, this one I hadn’t checked in a year, the third one I regularly stock with beer and soda for the kids.

    There’s a spot just north of Boston that I always bring two beers when riding, I’ve got a little cave to hide them in. I drink one at the end of the ride and save the other one incase a friend is gonna be riding with me at some future point.

    why not bring cold ones each time?

    Beers stay colder in a cooler buried in a rock wall. And don’t get shooken-up while mountain biking.

  • Thanks for the thorough reply haha. I'd missed the fact that they're in coolers, makes sense.

    I live in Amsterdam and did wonder about stashing some beers in a canal to keep them cool at one point. Might give it a go.

  • Makes sense. Not that I go there much but the company I work for has an office in Exeter, NH. I should probably start looking on craigslist there and see if any co-workers fancy mailing me stuff!

    Exeter is cool, my family settled there in the 1670s. I spent a lot of time there growing up. Decent trail riding, and the Exeter River is great for mudlarking. Exeter is also only one town over from New Market where Indy Fab is now.

  • Given it is a CX bike, is the crimp in the location where dirt will most likely gather on the tyre - so assumes that the widest part of your 32c tyre is not the tyre bulge but the tread for cornering and therefore mud will gather there?

    Perhaps? Mud build up is generally conical with its base being a line across the tread. I’d think you’d want more space across the width of the tyre as I’ve had issues with the frame being packed with mud at the widest point of the tyre and getting rub there.

  • If I can make the beers in the fridge in the kitchen last longer than a night is it a 'beer stash'. This is exciting! Also, I like that green frame. I don't normally go for green but that's kinda cool.

    I’ve gotten a lot better at making beer last after hitting 40.

    Green is one of my least favorite colours. I’d preferred it to be purple tbh. But I actually don’t mind the frame tbh.

  • I've gotten a lot better at justifying £10 cans of beer after hitting 40. The only thing making the beer last longer is when you're drinking 8% DIPAs you can't actually make it to the fridge to get more. ;)

    I just realised I'm wearing a green tshirt. It must be the only one I own. I'll burn it immediately.

  • Beers stay colder in a cooler buried in a rock wall.

    This might work there and in the UK but I reckon in Oz you'd have some seriously rank, boiled piss by the time you went back for it (and that's just what Aussie beer tastes like, BEFORE it was heated to oblivion) :D

  • Boiled beer = whiskey, no? Just gotta figure out a condenser and you’ve got an eco still.

  • Haha I never thought of it that way. I do remember getting quotes for a still setup way back when I was living in Oz. It's illegal but they sell them for distilling 'essential oils' :D

  • Ive braised up a still out of a stainless steel milk jug. It was pretty easy. I’ve got a cousin up in Maine who made “rum” out of maple sugar crystals. We’re gonna build a “potters shed”after the yurt. It may have a still interchangeable with the kiln.

  • My partner's bro's flatmate has a still. I've never asked the details (language barrier) but I've definitely tried the results. If it doesn't put hairs on your chest, it'll sure as shit remove them!

  • This kinda thing but with a taller column.

    Maybe a home-built version of:
    https://imged.pl/destylator-destylacja-b­imber-keg-kolumna-1974125.html

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  • Look at this sludge in the DorkShed BB


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    There was a long reply including a friend from Cumbria, The KLF, and being 4 Harpoons in so all I could do was laugh. But the internet ate it.

  • I had a bunch of questions also but just couldn't process. Where's it from? seatpost gap, vent holes? Submerge in swap for a year?

  • Looks like someone stashed a Double Decker in there and forgot about it

  • I had a bunch of questions also but just couldn't process. Where's it from? seatpost gap, vent holes? Submerge in swap for a year?

    Like, seriously have no clue... dude said the BB was new last winter, and when cleaned up I believe it. But there was sand and hair(?!?) in the BB shell. I got the bike without a seatpost, was it stored some where wet? I have no clue...

  • Looks like someone stashed a Double Decker in there and forgot about it

    There was hair, like long hair, in there there.

    It’s going to the bead blaster on Tuesday, we will see how the rest of the frame is.

  • Maybe using it as a clothes rack. That's what most people do with bikes isn't it?
    And the lack of seatpost explains the BB shell filling with stuff.

  • I have long hair and it gets everywhere. Bloody well everywhere. It's so annoying but not as annoying as shaving it off after spending a couple of years growing it.

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