Question for the SCR temperance society

Rich158
Rich158 Posts: 2,348
edited April 2009 in Commuting chat
What did/do you guys drink when you go out. Most pubs seem to have little choice other than coke etc, which I really don't want to do.

I know I could probably find the answer to this if I searched enough, but it's Sunday afternoon and I'm too bloody lazy :wink:
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  • symo
    symo Posts: 1,743
    Lime and Soda, Red Bull, J2O or my favourite route 55 which is Bitter Lemon and Grapefruit juice mixed.
    +++++++++++++++++++++
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  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I like britvic 55s, but not all pubs have them. Also orange and lemonade, appletise and ginger ale (has to be canada dry). Oh and lemonade. In fact, lemonade is my drink of choice...
  • symo
    symo Posts: 1,743
    Lime and Lemonade?
    +++++++++++++++++++++
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  • roger_merriman
    roger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    coke if i'm out out, or if somewhere quieter maybe coffee?
  • NGale
    NGale Posts: 1,866
    grapefruit juice and lemonade.....very nice :D
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  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    I shall partake of some Budwieser on tuesday for the Brizzle branch of SCR Social gatherings next get together.
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Guinness or fiery ginger beer and when I'm very bad tequila :shock:

    I'm now now allowing myself to drink a drop of alcohol until i've ridden at least 150 miles each week, then of course I'm going to drink like a fish until last thing Sunday night :roll:
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  • Eau Rouge
    Eau Rouge Posts: 1,118
    Not drinking alcohol mean I'm pretty much forced to drink Coke, and there is only so much of that I can drink of a night. At least it makes for a cheap night.
    Back in Ireland I'd have a whole supermarket of choice.

    Is it really too much to ask for pubs to have Sprite/7 Up/Fanta in cans?
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Pints of OJ and lemonade or blackcurrant and soda
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  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    lashings of ginger beer :D
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  • Christophe3967
    Christophe3967 Posts: 1,200
    Rich158 wrote:
    What did/do you guys drink when you go out. Most pubs seem to have little choice other than coke etc, which I really don't want to do.

    I know I could probably find the answer to this if I searched enough, but it's Sunday afternoon and I'm too bloody lazy :wink:

    Merlot and Adnams :)

    Or seriously, Gin and Tonic. Use lime and full fat Tonic with crushed ice. Show the glass the Bombay Sapphire. Enjoy.

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  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Edit: I mis-read the OP. :oops:

    Beer, sometimes Guiness.

    If I'm driving, then the OJ etc.
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    "It stays down, Daddy."
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  • couple of bottles of corona followed by lashings of vodka & coke
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  • NGale
    NGale Posts: 1,866
    couple of bottles of corona followed by lashings of vodka & coke

    Corona...make sure you get your penny back on the bottle :wink::lol:

    god I'm showing my age!
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  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    I just discovered my gf has been recycling my Barr bottles! I thought she was keeping the 30 pence's herself!
  • NGale wrote:
    couple of bottles of corona followed by lashings of vodka & coke

    Corona...make sure you get your penny back on the bottle :wink::lol:

    god I'm showing my age!

    money back on bottles???? :?
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  • White Line
    White Line Posts: 887
    tardie wrote:
    I just discovered my gf has been recycling my Barr bottles! I thought she was keeping the 30 pence's herself!
    What? Is she crazy? I'm sure that will use more energy than washing them.

    I sense irony.

    As for the drinks, I usually start off with a few pints, then move on to Morgan's Spiced, Jack Daniel's and whatever else is put in front of me. Needless to say I get a taxi home! :lol:
  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Cheers guys, I should have clarified the OP, I'm now off the booze for the foreseeable future, so I'm no longer fuelled by Merlot and Adnams.

    Oj and lemonade sounds favourite, as does lemonade and lime. Might give the Lime and soda a try as well
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  • Greg T
    Greg T Posts: 3,266
    symo wrote:
    Bitter Lemon and Grapefruit juice mixed.

    I think you mis-posted this - it belongs on the "what do you use degrease your chain thread......"

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  • R_T_A
    R_T_A Posts: 488
    I know you mentioned Coke wasn't a favourite choice, but I used to have a bottle of it mixed with Pineapple juice in a pint glass. We called it "Thames Water" because it looks so murky, and the barman forced us to put ice in the top as it looked like dodgy beer :D
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  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,440
    I drink soda water neat it's lovely, some people think i'm crazy but it tastes wierd enough that i can fool myself that it's alcoholic, you can only really get it in bars too, I don't like the feeling that I'm paying a fortune for something I've got at home.

    Oh and its free :D
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  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    prawny wrote:
    I drink soda water neat it's lovely, some people think i'm crazy but it tastes wierd enough that i can fool myself that it's alcoholic, you can only really get it in bars too, I don't like the feeling that I'm paying a fortune for something I've got at home.

    Oh and its free :D

    I like the sound of that, anything that's free gets my vote :lol::lol:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Rich158 wrote:
    prawny wrote:
    I drink soda water neat it's lovely, some people think i'm crazy but it tastes wierd enough that i can fool myself that it's alcoholic, you can only really get it in bars too, I don't like the feeling that I'm paying a fortune for something I've got at home.

    Oh and its free :D

    I like the sound of that, anything that's free gets my vote :lol::lol:

    I like soda water... and have a soda siphon (not a soda stream) at home for that reason... however some bars will still charge you for it.
  • Feltup
    Feltup Posts: 1,340
    Soda, tonic etc seem to come under mixers in most of the pubs I go to and cost more than the equivalent beer :x

    So Rich is this for training purposes? Trying to shed a few more pounds to increase that power to weight ratio?
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  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,440
    Rich158 wrote:
    prawny wrote:
    I drink soda water neat it's lovely, some people think i'm crazy but it tastes wierd enough that i can fool myself that it's alcoholic, you can only really get it in bars too, I don't like the feeling that I'm paying a fortune for something I've got at home.

    Oh and its free :D

    I like the sound of that, anything that's free gets my vote :lol::lol:

    I like soda water... and have a soda siphon (not a soda stream) at home for that reason... however some bars will still charge you for it.

    Oh yeah, london, the only place round by me that changes for it is the sort of place your shoes stick to the carpet :? Don't know what it's like kent way I haven't been there since I was 10(ish)
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  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Feltup wrote:
    Soda, tonic etc seem to come under mixers in most of the pubs I go to and cost more than the equivalent beer :x

    So Rich is this for training purposes? Trying to shed a few more pounds to increase that power to weight ratio?

    A number of reasons, but nothing training related unfortunately. Although I have shed about a stone in the last couple of weeks :shock: so the power to weight ratio is looking pretty good at the moment.
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • Feltup
    Feltup Posts: 1,340
    Nice work on the weight loss, no wonder you were able to mix it with the pros! I've noticed a difference now that I have cut right back on the booze, it is certainly fattening.
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  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    It's cutting the crap out my diet that's helped me. No more chocolate biscuits, cakes or crisps. Now I get to eat what I want, when I want, cooked how I want it :lol::lol:

    And I don't know about mixing it with the pro's, from the speed the Rapha Condor guys went past me on one hill they were toying with us
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • Feltup
    Feltup Posts: 1,340
    I had a look at the Condor site and I really want one of those Leggeros - mmmm tasty. Not sure it will pass scrutineering though and besides I need a new kitesurf kite before thinking about a new bike.

    Anyone up for robbing a bank? I have a plan we can go disguised as MP's, they are crooks anyway.
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