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(USA Today)   Company wants law changed to operate pedal-powered bars. Naturally, some people have decided to ruin the fun   (usatoday.com) divider line 58
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2014-02-11 02:27:48 PM  
This story should be particularly difficult to process for Fark's fat, alcoholic, anti-bicycle contingent.

A lot of competing emotions, I bet.
 
2014-02-11 02:57:09 PM  
FTFA:  The vehicle is totally pedal-powered and mostly shuttles groups between restaurants and bars in the downtown area, similar to a pub crawl.

Um, no it's not.  A pub crawl is going bar to bar within walking distance.  I don't want to get on and off a bike every 20 feet.
 
2014-02-11 03:55:51 PM  
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2014-02-11 03:56:15 PM  
Guy I worked with just showed me of a video of one in Rosslyn virginia. It looks pretty fun but looks like it could be a hell of a test for local drinking laws.
 
2014-02-11 03:56:54 PM  
A pedal powered bar?  I hope the bartender says "AAAAAAAAAWWWWWW!  THAAAAAAAANK YOOOUUU!!" after every drink I buy.
 
2014-02-11 03:57:57 PM  
Riner said ... that associating alcohol with exercise sends the wrong message to young people.

I guess marketing materials don't count.

Why does this guy hate America?
 
2014-02-11 03:58:28 PM  
Riding a bike is fun.  Drinking lots of beer is fun. Pedaling a staionary bike is not much fun but I do it any way.  Drinking lost of beer while pedaling a stationary bike is no fun whatsoever.
 
2014-02-11 03:58:52 PM  
According to the company's website, a typical tour costs $375 Friday through Saturday and $335 Monday through Thursday.

That's for 2 hours.

I think I'll walk or take a cab.
 
2014-02-11 03:58:56 PM  
I rode one of these in Germany, they are awesome. Note: The drinkers are the engine, not the driver.
 
2014-02-11 03:59:12 PM  
"It undermines the thought that we are trying to instill in young people that you don't even think about drinking and driving," said Rep. Tom Riner, a Louisville Democrat and critic of changing the law.

I foolishly assumed that drunk driving laws were created because drunk drivers are a danger to others. Now they are used by neo-prohibitionists as laws against alcohol consumption.

//actually had a friend get a dui on a bicycle. Idiocy.
 
2014-02-11 03:59:22 PM  
We have one here in Scottsdale, weirdest thing to see in the middle of the afternoon. Looks like fun, though!
 
2014-02-11 03:59:38 PM  

blatz514: FTFA:  The vehicle is totally pedal-powered and mostly shuttles groups between restaurants and bars in the downtown area, similar to a pub crawl.

Um, no it's not.  A pub crawl is going bar to bar within walking distance.  I don't want to get on and off a bike every 20 feet.


We did this for my brother's 40th birthday. It was pretty fun. And I wish it was every 20 feet. We went blocks and blocks and blocks between bars. The driver said we had to pedal to go, but we were all pretty sure it has a motor. He kept saying it didn't though.

But by the end of the night only a couple of us were still pedaling.
 
2014-02-11 04:00:15 PM  

groppet: Guy I worked with just showed me of a video of one in Rosslyn virginia. It looks pretty fun but looks like it could be a hell of a test for local drinking laws.


Rosslyn is really hilly. Can't imagine that being fun.

First I ever heard of this was a fark video 2 years ago. Looks like fun. I want to try. I dont think a little peddling would be that bad. Not like it's a spin class.

Also, most of the businesses like this I've seen. You just do a riding tour, there's no getting off and going into bars.
 
2014-02-11 04:00:21 PM  
I did this in Nashville (Pedal Tavern) with a group. It is a interesting concept, but kind of a pain in practice. Also, torrential downpours in the middle of the "tour" didn't help. In a crowded bar district, these things do attract a lot of attention. But, they clog traffic, go about 3 mph, and are a bit of a buzzkill when the whole group is pushing like crazy to go up even a slight incline.

All that said, good luck to the folks in TFA. It is another way to hit the bars....
 
2014-02-11 04:01:37 PM  
No law of god or man can stop the http://www.craigerator.com Beer Bike.

www.craigerator.com
 
2014-02-11 04:01:54 PM  
People are opposed on the basis that it encourages drunk driving? Seriously? We're talking about Kentucky, the state that encourages drunk driving by having dry counties, right?
 
2014-02-11 04:03:11 PM  

groppet: Guy I worked with just showed me of a video of one in Rosslyn virginia. It looks pretty fun but looks like it could be a hell of a test for local drinking laws.


Wait, there's one in Rosslyn?

AWW YEAH, NOVA FARK PARTIES JUST GOT AWESOME!
 
2014-02-11 04:06:14 PM  

bangmaid: groppet: Guy I worked with just showed me of a video of one in Rosslyn virginia. It looks pretty fun but looks like it could be a hell of a test for local drinking laws.


Rosslyn is really hilly. Can't imagine that being fun.


Not to mention the lack of bars. Did it go from Continental to Ruby Tuesday and back again?
 
2014-02-11 04:16:03 PM  
I misread that as "pedal-powered cars".

/silly bunt
 
2014-02-11 04:16:26 PM  

zulius: We have one here in Scottsdale, weirdest thing to see in the middle of the afternoon. Looks like fun, though!


I saw that one, I live there too.
 
2014-02-11 04:19:29 PM  

busy chillin': blatz514: FTFA:  The vehicle is totally pedal-powered and mostly shuttles groups between restaurants and bars in the downtown area, similar to a pub crawl.

Um, no it's not.  A pub crawl is going bar to bar within walking distance.  I don't want to get on and off a bike every 20 feet.

We did this for my brother's 40th birthday. It was pretty fun. And I wish it was every 20 feet. We went blocks and blocks and blocks between bars. The driver said we had to pedal to go, but we were all pretty sure it has a motor. He kept saying it didn't though.

But by the end of the night only a couple of us were still pedaling.


I do believe it would be fun, but yeah, after an hour or so of pedaling...barf.
 
2014-02-11 04:25:16 PM  
blatz514:
I do believe it would be fun, but yeah, after an hour or so of pedaling...barf.

Indeed. It gets a lot of attention of honks and hollers, so that is cool. And raising a pint to cheers a car full of people on a city street is fun. I am just happy I didn't pay for it. Pretty dang expensive.
 
2014-02-11 04:26:23 PM  

hobnail: Riner said ... that associating alcohol with exercise sends the wrong message to young people.

I guess marketing materials don't count.

Why does this guy hate America?


Evidently he's never heard of hashing.

/Associating beer with exercise since WWII
 
2014-02-11 04:26:45 PM  

Rhino_man: groppet: Guy I worked with just showed me of a video of one in Rosslyn virginia. It looks pretty fun but looks like it could be a hell of a test for local drinking laws.

Wait, there's one in Rosslyn?

AWW YEAH, NOVA FARK PARTIES JUST GOT AWESOME!


I was suprised too, he took the video over the summer. Well I guess alcohol powered vehicles are the wave of the future.
 
2014-02-11 04:39:35 PM  
They have these in Savannah, as we can drink in the streets.
 
2014-02-11 04:40:07 PM  
There was one in downtown St. Pete for a little while.  When you did the math, it cost more than renting a stretch limo for the night.
 
2014-02-11 04:45:14 PM  

Wendy's Chili: bangmaid: groppet: Guy I worked with just showed me of a video of one in Rosslyn virginia. It looks pretty fun but looks like it could be a hell of a test for local drinking laws.


Rosslyn is really hilly. Can't imagine that being fun.

Not to mention the lack of bars. Did it go from Continental to Ruby Tuesday and back again?


Ha! Over to Georgetown and back... Over the key bridge, right on M, u turn in wisconsin/M intersection.

DC would love that.
 
2014-02-11 04:46:01 PM  
Before you go outside and play make sure you ask permission first.
 
2014-02-11 04:48:26 PM  
Pedal pubs are fun as hell, locally they are BYOB because of liquor license BS.
 
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2014-02-11 04:51:10 PM  
I just get on my own bike and ride to bars.
 
2014-02-11 04:53:15 PM  
"We are not trying to get anybody intoxicated," he told the House Judiciary Committee last week.

Well, so much for me ever being a customer.
 
2014-02-11 04:54:19 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: "It undermines the thought that we are trying to instill in young people that you don't even think about drinking and driving," said Rep. Tom Riner, a Louisville Democrat and critic of changing the law.

I foolishly assumed that drunk driving laws were created because drunk drivers are a danger to others. Now they are used by neo-prohibitionists as laws against alcohol consumption.

//actually had a friend get a dui on a bicycle. Idiocy.


Bikes follow the same rules as cars in Tennessee.  You can get a speeding ticket, a DUI, a failure to yield...  It's not idiocy if you're posing a danger to others.
 
2014-02-11 04:58:32 PM  

Carthax: Ow! That was my feelings!: "It undermines the thought that we are trying to instill in young people that you don't even think about drinking and driving," said Rep. Tom Riner, a Louisville Democrat and critic of changing the law.

I foolishly assumed that drunk driving laws were created because drunk drivers are a danger to others. Now they are used by neo-prohibitionists as laws against alcohol consumption.

//actually had a friend get a dui on a bicycle. Idiocy.

Bikes follow the same rules as cars in Tennessee.  You can get a speeding ticket, a DUI, a failure to yield...  It's not idiocy if you're posing a danger to others.


How is riding a bike drunk a danger to others? Sure, it's a danger to the drunk bicyclist, but DUI laws were created because driving a 2 ton vehicle intoxicated is a danger to everybody. That danger doesn't exist with a bicyclist.
 
2014-02-11 05:06:33 PM  
They tried to do a Pedal Pub here in Chicago. The guy eventually closed up because he couldn't get permits to serve alcohol. It's a shame, because it really is a lot of fun. It's a great day-drinking event for a bunch of your friends to get together and just have some fun. The pedaling isn't actually that hard because there's like 15-20 of you doing it, and you're going so slow. I went twice as a kind of promotional thing where liquor was "not permitted", but we all had mixed drinks and whatnot. They even had a pretty decent sound system we could connect to our iPods. People loved it and were waving and yelling as we went by.

It's just a weird little fun thing to do to enjoy the warm weather under the guise of "at least I'm being active while drinking". Of course people hate it.
 
2014-02-11 05:10:08 PM  

Anayalator: [25.media.tumblr.com image 275x206]


Had this happen to me when I was a kid, with no wheelie-pop. And I can feel every bit of that gif. Didn't see straight for days.
 
2014-02-11 05:12:16 PM  
"It undermines the thought that we are trying to instill in young people that you don't even think about drinking and driving," said Rep. Tom Riner, a Louisville Democrat and critic of changing the law.

Um, no it doesn't. You're not steering in any way shape or form. This is the opposite of driving.

Riner said in an interview that he doesn't want a "traveling billboard to glamorize underage drinking" and that associating alcohol with exercise sends the wrong message to young people.

Everyone on board gets their ID checked to make sure they're over 21. What the fark? And what is the message it is sending? You must be locked in place the entirety of the time you're drinking? Have they never played drunk softball before?

"The first time someone drunk gets off the bicycle and gets in their car and kills someone, they are going to sue you," Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, told Benningfield at one point. "I hope you have a lot of insurance."

You mean, like every bar, restaurant, etc in the world?

What the fark is wrong with these people?
 
2014-02-11 05:13:06 PM  
 
2014-02-11 05:14:04 PM  
 
2014-02-11 05:17:29 PM  

gfid: According to the company's website, a typical tour costs $375 Friday through Saturday and $335 Monday through Thursday.

That's for 2 hours.

I think I'll walk or take a cab.


You don't do it by yourself. They're meant for groups, which at $375/$335 and 15 people, comes to $25/$22.34 per person. Which, depending on the city will probably be cheaper than a taxi per person.
 
2014-02-11 05:27:45 PM  
But the proposal has met with opposition from some lawmakers who say it would promote drunkenness and driving under the influence.
"It undermines the thought that we are trying to instill in young people that you don't even think about drinking and driving," said Rep. Tom Riner, a Louisville Democrat and critic of changing the law.



Hey dumbass, A SOBER TOUR GUIDE "DRIVES". All these people do is pedal, you ignorant sack of shiat.

Here's one from Flagstaff... Same concept. Nobody is "driving drunk", no matter what this clueless asshat thinks.

Do you provide a driver?
Always. Our insurance provider requires it.

Who's in charge of the Alpine Pedaler?
A. The driver. If you act in a dangerous manner or participate in inappropriate behavior, you'll be asked to get off and find your own way home.
B. The renter on a private tour. Only one person can be a renter and that person is the only person the driver answers to. The renter is also responsible for full payment and to maintain the tour schedule to avoid late charges.


http://www.alpinepedaler.com/about/faqs/

If you look at their "policies" page, they have a pic of Charlie Sheen when explaining that public urination and extreme intoxication will get you booted, it's rather funny.

Hell, even TFA covers this:
But even though a company driver remains sober and riders have no control over steering, drinking alcohol on board is not allowed under state law that bans open containers in public.

Fark this guy, he just wants to appear "tough".
 
2014-02-11 05:32:47 PM  
They have one here in St. Louis that goes around the Soulard neighborhood.

http://www.stlbarcycle.com/
 
2014-02-11 05:33:18 PM  
That's working way too hard for my whiskey .... wait .... you mean I have to PAY for for it??

FUUUUGDAT!!!
 
2014-02-11 05:40:01 PM  
 
2014-02-11 05:51:18 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: Riding a bike is fun.  Drinking lots of beer is fun. Pedaling a staionary bike is not much fun but I do it any way.  Drinking lost of beer while pedaling a stationary bike is no fun whatsoever.


You didn't read the article, did you? This isn't "stationary". You're not going to the gym here...
 
2014-02-11 05:55:43 PM  

The hopeless imp: People are opposed on the basis that it encourages drunk driving? Seriously? We're talking about Kentucky, the state that encourages drunk driving by having dry counties, right?


Good thing that state doesn't profit from the production or distllation of alcoholic beverages, 'cause that would be *really* hypocritical.
 
2014-02-11 05:56:38 PM  

SpaceBison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYCfWyC6r5o


Wow, what an asshole.
 
2014-02-11 06:07:03 PM  

Car_Ramrod: SpaceBison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYCfWyC6r5o

Wow, what an asshole.


C'mon, that was funny.  It's not like he slapped them hard.  From the sounds they seemed surprised then amused.
 
2014-02-11 06:18:46 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Carthax: Ow! That was my feelings!: "It undermines the thought that we are trying to instill in young people that you don't even think about drinking and driving," said Rep. Tom Riner, a Louisville Democrat and critic of changing the law.

I foolishly assumed that drunk driving laws were created because drunk drivers are a danger to others. Now they are used by neo-prohibitionists as laws against alcohol consumption.

//actually had a friend get a dui on a bicycle. Idiocy.

Bikes follow the same rules as cars in Tennessee.  You can get a speeding ticket, a DUI, a failure to yield...  It's not idiocy if you're posing a danger to others.

How is riding a bike drunk a danger to others? Sure, it's a danger to the drunk bicyclist, but DUI laws were created because driving a 2 ton vehicle intoxicated is a danger to everybody. That danger doesn't exist with a bicyclist.


Unless you live under a rock you know about a few high profile incidents were sober cyclists killed pedestrians. Also, imagine a bike swerving into traffic, causing a car to swerve and hit something/someone. OTOH, a drunk pedestrian has some of the same risks. It's a wee bit tricky IMHO but on the whole I think I'm ok with drunk cycling being a DUI, mostly because I'm strongly in favor of bikes being ridden on roads as vehicles.
 
2014-02-11 06:39:23 PM  

Jument: Ow! That was my feelings!: Carthax: Ow! That was my feelings!: "It undermines the thought that we are trying to instill in young people that you don't even think about drinking and driving," said Rep. Tom Riner, a Louisville Democrat and critic of changing the law.

I foolishly assumed that drunk driving laws were created because drunk drivers are a danger to others. Now they are used by neo-prohibitionists as laws against alcohol consumption.

//actually had a friend get a dui on a bicycle. Idiocy.

Bikes follow the same rules as cars in Tennessee.  You can get a speeding ticket, a DUI, a failure to yield...  It's not idiocy if you're posing a danger to others.

How is riding a bike drunk a danger to others? Sure, it's a danger to the drunk bicyclist, but DUI laws were created because driving a 2 ton vehicle intoxicated is a danger to everybody. That danger doesn't exist with a bicyclist.

Unless you live under a rock you know about a few high profile incidents were sober cyclists killed pedestrians. Also, imagine a bike swerving into traffic, causing a car to swerve and hit something/someone. OTOH, a drunk pedestrian has some of the same risks. It's a wee bit tricky IMHO but on the whole I think I'm ok with drunk cycling being a DUI, mostly because I'm strongly in favor of bikes being ridden on roads as vehicles.


Heh, I appreciate you touching on drunk pedestrians, because that is where the continuation of this argument would be headed.

With that said, sorry, no. A drunk bicyclist or pedestrian does not pose the same threat as a drunk driver behind the wheel of a 2 ton SUV. It's an absurd argument. If you to create a 'low level' DUI charge for them, that might be reasonable. But treating a drunk cyclist as equivalent to a drunk driver makes no sense to me. It's an argument that the only the idiot prohibitionists at MADD would make. Not buying it.
 
2014-02-11 07:49:31 PM  
The Germans have the right idea

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