Pedal Pairings: Booze and Bikes (Five Ways)
It's Spring. That means warm weather, biking, and socializing outdoors. For those who partake, that also means drinking outside, in parks, on lakes, and—in the progressive cities—on the streets. Many would agree there is perhaps no better combination than bikes and booze, so long as one is stationary while partaking in the latter. So in celebration of this fantastic pairing, here's a roundup of the five best ways to combine booze and bikes. Just make sure to wait until you've sobered up before getting back on the road.
Travelling Gin Company
Entrepreneurs Edward Godden and Joseph Lewis have peddled their gin and tonics all over Europe under the name the Travelling Gin Co.—a roving bicycle bar. Equipped with a basket full of limes, mixers, spices and a curated selection of local gins, their cocktails are as complex any old timey bar's, without the overhead or environmental impact. Now that it's warm, you'll see them out again at various events in London and beyond. Why gin and tonics? "It's our favorite!" they explain.
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Budnitz Titanium Beer Wrench
Got a flat? Need a beer? Not a problem with the Budnitz Titanium Beer Wrench. Since it's likely that if you ever need to remove rear axle bolts while on the road, you'll probably also need a beer to get through it. This tool will help you get into both. And when not in use, you can keep it in plain view on your bike frame to impress your friends.
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DIY Picnic Bar For Two
There's not much to be said about how genius this custom-built bike bar is. With a little wood, a lot of crafty know how, and a few select bottles of alcohol, you have the makings of the perfect day in the park.