Beer fans in and around the DC Metro area (and those who donít mind a bit oí traveling) should know that the Capitol City Brewing Companyís fifth annual Oktoberfest is being held at their Village in Shirlington location this Saturday, October 9. With an anticipated 30 breweries offering their liquid largesse, youíre sure to find a favorite to slake your thirst. Locals can simply hop aboard their bikes and ride the Washington & Old Dominion trail to within a block or two of the festival, feast on the fest fare, and wend their way safely back the way they came. Be sure to taste the offerings from Delaware's Dogfish Head; if Barmalops, the god of beer, favors us, Randall the Enamel Animal will make an appearance (hopheads take note!).
On the fly //
Monday - October 4, 2004
The Duke of Hurl, Mr. CRC, called me out on last weeks crack about the Midwest and the implied lack of hills. I should have know better, 'cause it's not all wheat fields out there. Hell, I was surprised at what we found when we ventured out to KC this spring. And I'm pretty sure they've got better stuff up in Minneapplepuss. Got to defend your home turf against false accusations, eh? And I know damn well a lot of people don't have a clue what the East coast holds unless you've been here. But hey, in my defense the Midwest does conjure up visions of the plains as far as the eye can see. In the interest of accuracy maybe I should have used "South Florida" as a reference point. I know there aren't any hills down there.
On to other matters. While a good chunk of the cycling world is heading to Sin City for Interbike, I'm rolling out of town heading in the other direction. Out on a serious beer mission to drink deep from the glasses of Germany and Belgium. Slightly delayed trip that was supposed to be for the SSWC04, but no matter. Fear not though, a couple of able hands will be manning the keyboard to run the spiel for you while I'm gone . So Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out. I'll be back soon. In the meantime, ricky D and Spearmint will take over the show.
I leave you with one last picture from the Redbull Battle, a single speeder busting a big air.