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(Yahoo)   It holds 10 to 22 people, takes two-hour tours and contains 30 liters of beer: Welcome aboard the Amsterdam beer bike   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 68
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2009-12-29 06:02:22 PM
www.jaunted.com
 
2009-12-29 06:08:21 PM
It holds 10 to 22 people, takes two-hour tours and contains 30 liters of beer: Welcome aboard the Amsterdam beer bike my penis.
 
2009-12-29 06:14:09 PM
I'm not crazy about that people-to-beer ratio.
 
2009-12-29 07:00:05 PM
IgG4: I'm not crazy about that people-to-beer ratio.

That was my first thought, too. I am a total alcoholic.
 
2009-12-29 08:46:18 PM
ecmoRandomNumbers: I am a total alcoholic

Maybe, maybe not, but it is always better to have too much beer than not enough.
 
2009-12-29 08:47:31 PM
Amstel Light? Ugh. Forget it.

Belgium is the next country over. Surely they must have some good Belgian ales there in Amsterdam. Or even some decent German beers.
 
2009-12-29 09:35:11 PM
lol belgium
 
2009-12-29 09:37:53 PM
I prefer 3 hour tours on a boat.
 
2009-12-29 09:40:57 PM
Amstel had one of these riding around NYC last year, heading to a Pete Yorn concert they were having at the 79th st boat basin.
 
2009-12-29 09:41:26 PM
A two hour tour.

A TWO HOUR TOUR.
 
2009-12-29 09:41:46 PM
Pete and Repete...
 
2009-12-29 09:43:37 PM
www.feathermerchant.com
 
2009-12-29 09:44:05 PM
These are also available in several U.S. cities. If you'd like to know where you can check one of the many other green lit threads on the same subject.
 
2009-12-29 09:45:26 PM
As an Amsterdammer, I can say.... only these two things:

1) I thought these were banned a year ago
2) I've been late to an appointment because this slow piece of shiat can be quite the strain on traffic
3) That much beer ain't neer enough for 20 people
4) I don't know how to count
 
2009-12-29 09:47:49 PM
I've done the PedalPub in Minneapolis, it's fun and it gets you F'd pretty damn fast. You are drinking while exercising, and you are riding between bars where you only have a short time to power down some drinks before riding to the next place, etc., etc. It's also a lot more work than you expect.
 
2009-12-29 09:47:54 PM
cabritosaurio: As an Amsterdammer, I can say.... only these two things:

1) I thought these were banned a year ago
2) I've been late to an appointment because this slow piece of shiat can be quite the strain on traffic
3) That much beer ain't neear enough for 20 people
4) I don't know how to count


/doesn't know how to spell either
 
2009-12-29 09:49:07 PM
Uses beer as fuel.

Emits only urine and vomit. Seems pretty ecologically sound to me.
 
2009-12-29 09:49:24 PM
We have versions of this in Mpls, but then again, we also have bike lanes, so this isn't much of a traffic issue. Kinda looks like fun.
 
2009-12-29 09:50:25 PM
cabritosaurio: cabritosaurio: As an Amsterdammer, I can say.... only these two things:

1) I thought these were banned a year ago
2) I've been late to an appointment because this slow piece of shiat can be quite the strain on traffic
3) That much beer ain't neear near enough for 20 people
4) I don't know how to count

/doesn't know how to spell either


i186.photobucket.com
 
2009-12-29 09:51:59 PM
DaBishop: We have versions of this in Mpls, but then again, we also have bike lanes, so this isn't much of a traffic issue. Kinda looks like fun.

...as explained by Alpine_Dino above me.

/sdupit slow fingers
 
2009-12-29 09:59:22 PM
shivashakti: Amstel Light? Ugh. Forget it.

Belgium is the next country over. Surely they must have some good Belgian ales there in Amsterdam. Or even some decent German beers.


They prefer to charge you out the ass for Heineken. Oh well, if you're in Amsterdam why the fark are you drinking beer anyway? A giant joint costs like 1/2 as much and gets you way more farked up.

/Hell, even sharing a "haze" joint (I assume that means purple haze, but it was just labeled "haze") made it so I couldn't move.
//Well, couldn't move until I almost threw up and had to run out of the coffee shop to get some fresh air.
///My advice: Stay away from the super strong shiat, just get some northern lights and chill out.
 
2009-12-29 10:13:55 PM
See their mistake here is the whole bike thing. If they would've stuck a motorcycle on that thing instead.
Perfection.

Lazy drinker.
Unless I'm playing softball, football, or some other thing....
I aint movin.
 
2009-12-29 10:14:40 PM
Minneapolis has a beer bike as well.

Carries up to 16 people. They call it the PedalPub. We even changed state law so you can drink and pedal!
 
2009-12-29 10:20:56 PM
It's also a lot more work than you'd expect.

You were probably the only one actually peddling while everyone else just coasted on your effort.

/Hey, it's a metaphor for socialism!
//Or is it the other way around?
 
2009-12-29 10:21:06 PM
Am I the only one to notice that they have an entire goddamned slideshow of "what a bike might look like"? Not the pub-on-pedals the article is based on. Other, irrelevant bikes.

/sigh
 
2009-12-29 10:21:49 PM
In related news, the next Fark party is being scheduled.
 
2009-12-29 10:29:58 PM
IgG4: I'm not crazy about that people-to-beer ratio.

I came in here to express those same concerns.
 
2009-12-29 10:30:08 PM
I never found those things any more annoying than tourists on foot. Plus, every once in a while they get driven into a canal so how could you not love that?
 
2009-12-29 10:32:04 PM
Unfortunately the beer tour was cut short when the Nigerian on the far end was caught trying to light a firecracker in his underwear.
 
2009-12-29 10:35:52 PM
skinink: Unfortunately the beer tour was cut short when the Nigerian on the far end was caught trying to light a firecracker in his underwear.

Everyone else should have done a Statue of Liberty shot and laughed at Mr. Explodypants.
 
2009-12-29 10:36:32 PM
Does it stop to let you take a leak? This is important.
 
2009-12-29 10:37:13 PM
DaBishop: We have versions of this in Mpls, but then again, we also have bike lanes, so this isn't much of a traffic issue. Kinda looks like fun.

DaBishop,
Did you ever run into that rollerderby sexpot farkette?
 
2009-12-29 10:39:55 PM
My question is, Does the bike stop when the beer tank is empty?
 
2009-12-29 10:45:05 PM
carries 10 to 22 people and only hold 30 liters of beer?

Needs more beer, it will run out of fuel pretty quick.
 
2009-12-29 10:45:06 PM
shivashakti: Amstel Light? Ugh. Forget it.

Belgium is the next country over. Surely they must have some good Belgian ales there in Amsterdam. Or even some decent German beers.


Don't jump to conclusions based off the Amstel beer sold here in the states. I don't remember drinking Amstel there, but the Heineken was so good in Amsterdam. It was the same for alot of other beers too. Pilsner Urquell in Prague is amazing; like 500% better than the stuff here. Our versions just kind of suck compared to the originals.
 
2009-12-29 10:46:46 PM
Alpine_Dino: I've done the PedalPub in Minneapolis, it's fun and it gets you F'd pretty damn fast. You are drinking while exercising, and you are riding between bars where you only have a short time to power down some drinks before riding to the next place, etc., etc. It's also a lot more work than you expect.

There's one of these in Minneapolis? Why have I not heard of this?
 
2009-12-29 10:49:27 PM
Quark_Quasar: There's one of these in Minneapolis? Why have I not heard of this?

It's news to me too. I've been living downtown for a year and have yet to see one in action.

Twin Cities Fark Party!!!!
 
2009-12-29 10:50:49 PM
FunkOut: Does it stop to let you take a leak? This is important.

jayday: My question is, Does the bike stop when the beer tank is empty?

LittleSmitty: carries 10 to 22 people and only hold 30 liters of beer? Needs more beer, it will run out of fuel pretty quick.

They've come up with a common solution to these problems that involves "re"-cycling.

/much like article
 
2009-12-29 10:53:28 PM
RemyDuron: shivashakti: Amstel Light? Ugh. Forget it.

Belgium is the next country over. Surely they must have some good Belgian ales there in Amsterdam. Or even some decent German beers.

They prefer to charge you out the ass for Heineken. Oh well, if you're in Amsterdam why the fark are you drinking beer anyway? A giant joint costs like 1/2 as much and gets you way more farked up.

/Hell, even sharing a "haze" joint (I assume that means purple haze, but it was just labeled "haze") made it so I couldn't move.
//Well, couldn't move until I almost threw up and had to run out of the coffee shop to get some fresh air.
///My advice: Stay away from the super strong shiat, just get some northern lights and chill out.


No such think as "Purple Haze" as far as specific strains are concerned. Haze is Haze, if it is by chance purple, it is due to low temps during flowering. Many strains will turn purple if the temps are low during flowering.

Purple Haze is a marketing ploy. Haze however, is excellent if grown properly, purple or not.
 
2009-12-29 10:54:18 PM
Quark_Quasar: Alpine_Dino: I've done the PedalPub in Minneapolis, it's fun and it gets you F'd pretty damn fast. You are drinking while exercising, and you are riding between bars where you only have a short time to power down some drinks before riding to the next place, etc., etc. It's also a lot more work than you expect.

There's one of these in Minneapolis? Why have I not heard of this?


C'mon!
All the cool kids know thi.... Oh... I know you were sent an invite. What's your name again? Address too.
 
2009-12-29 10:59:37 PM
gargeug: Don't jump to conclusions based off the Amstel beer sold here in the states. I don't remember drinking Amstel there, but the Heineken was so good in Amsterdam. It was the same for alot of other beers too. Pilsner Urquell in Prague is amazing; like 500% better than the stuff here. Our versions just kind of suck compared to the originals.

Same beer, just in much better condition over there. The extreme temperature swings the beer goes through from the brewery, into a shipping container and across the Atlantic, and then sitting on a shelf warm over the course of 3-6 months does terrible things for the beer. I'd imagine any good US craft beer tastes like swill going in the other direction too.
 
2009-12-29 11:01:07 PM
And Minnesotan Farkers know this, while my profile says El Paso, and I lived in Denver most my life... I entered this realm at Midway Hospital, St. Paul, by a blessed Lutheran Swedish-American (Lutheran, did I say Lutheran) mother.

Go North Stars!

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2009-12-29 11:11:24 PM
Man, fark all these people assuring you that the Heineken in Amsterdam is better. It's still farking piss. There's far better beer in Amsterdam than heineken. Only tourists drink that swill.
 
2009-12-29 11:14:28 PM
Quark_Quasar:
There's one of these in Minneapolis? Why have I not heard of this?


www.pedalpub.com - my wife is a driver with the company. There are routes through downtown, routes up along Selby in St. Paul, and the most popular route - through all of the bars in NE. Fun times - and hard work!
 
2009-12-29 11:15:39 PM
tuna fingers: Quark_Quasar: Alpine_Dino: I've done the PedalPub in Minneapolis, it's fun and it gets you F'd pretty damn fast. You are drinking while exercising, and you are riding between bars where you only have a short time to power down some drinks before riding to the next place, etc., etc. It's also a lot more work than you expect.

There's one of these in Minneapolis? Why have I not heard of this?

C'mon!
All the cool kids know thi.... Oh... I know you were sent an invite. What's your name again? Address too.


Well, I guess it's not all bad. Imagine if someone mugged it. Free beer, 16 peoples' money, and a free bike out of the deal.
 
2009-12-29 11:16:01 PM
SwiftFox: FunkOut: Does it stop to let you take a leak? This is important.

jayday: My question is, Does the bike stop when the beer tank is empty?

LittleSmitty: carries 10 to 22 people and only hold 30 liters of beer? Needs more beer, it will run out of fuel pretty quick.

They've come up with a common solution to these problems that involves "re"-cycling.

/much like article


Well, I suppose there's not much difference between urine and Dutch lager...
 
2009-12-29 11:16:05 PM
I'd say most Farkers prefer the beer keyboard type of exercise instead.
 
2009-12-29 11:17:53 PM
bmihura: I'd say most Farkers prefer the beer keyboard type of exercise instead.

Beer is too slow.
Liquor too fast.
Wine.
This Farker prefers the wine keyboard type of exercise.
 
2009-12-29 11:56:15 PM
As a person who drinks at a bar that is a frequent stop on the Nordeast Minneapolis pedal pub I say this: fark you pedal pub. fark you to the people who own, operate, and patronize this abomination. You have ruined my Saturday afternoon drinking far too many times. Please keep tourists and people from the suburbs downtown where they belong.
 
2009-12-30 12:09:48 AM
For everyone complaining about the people to beer ratio, I think this would be excellent for the "Bar/Pub Crawl" crowds, and you could arrange deals with the bars you frequent for Beer Refills between stops....

I wonder if I can get one legalized in Pennsylva....oh yeah, Fark, like they are really going to issue a mobile liquor license in the Quaker State. We can't even buy beer from a convenience or grocery store...
 
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