...should arrive at Draught House around 3pm. Ride bikes, drink beer. Two things Bill loved.
On Saturday April 19, 2014 at 14:00 (2:00pm) we're having a "pub-crawl" bike ride in remembrance of our lost friend and riding brother BILL REAMS.
It would be an honor to have you all (Bill would be proud I didn't say Y'all) join us for a ride starting at Nelo's Bike Shop on Mesa Dr. and heading down to The Draught House Pub where we will pay tribute to Bill Reams by doing 2 of the things he loved - riding and drinking good beer !
We'll start at Nelo's, tell some Bill riding/racing lore, drink a beer, re-live all the times he dropped us and all the times he dropped back to bring us back up. Have some munchies, drink another beer and head to the Draught House Pub. No doubt to do the same thing there. It's not required that you ride there, you can drive and meet us there if you like.
Here's the chance to bring out the old racer, single speed, cruiser or mountain bike, to share our sorrow with other people who all have one thing in common, our love of Bill Reams and how much we really will miss him.
This is the way Bill wanted it; smiles, remembering good times, laughter and enjoying God's gift to the simple people - "BEER"
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We meet on the first Monday of every month (unless that’s a holiday). We gather either at the Flying Saucer in the Triangle or at Mellow Johnny’s. We have food and beer, followed by discussion of club business, race results, and a guest speaker. Past speakers have included pro racers, experts on nutrition, cycling coaches, frame builders, massage therapists, and even an historian who talked about doping in cycling. Meetings are open to members and guests.
Here is a photo of Violet Crown's 1990 jersey (the Lightning Bolt) held up for the camera by Tom Paterson at the start of the Rosedale ride. Quite different from the club's more recent jersey designs also shown in the photo. Members of the club were encouraged to wear the 1990 jersey at the ride...more
by Kurt Bauer
The headliner for April's monthly VC meeting was Cary Jung's Gray bike. Nothing like bike technology and beer to get a good discussion going with this group. Cary's show n' tell included a rundown of the bike's parts and accessories starting with the Hong Fu Bike frameset he ordered direct from...more
Much loved husband and father, friend, talented engineer, enthusiastic cyclist, racer, winner, club-member, teammate, former officer, wit, and all-around great guy.
Bill, a long-time Violet Crown member, passed on Sunday, March 9. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda, two wonderful...more
Plan is to roll out from the Shiner Brewery at 8AM Friday May 2 headed to Austin, then do the Shiner GASP back to Shiner for beer and bratwurst Saturday. The GASP rolls out from the MET Center at 7AM Saturday May 3.
Anyone interested in one or both days please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We have a good group going for Friday, about 15 people, but could always use more. Since Saturday is a large T-shirt ride there is always someone to ride with.
Also, we are in need of drivers as we currently have more spots than cars so anyone interested in driving would be greatly appreciated.
The Violet Crown Sports Association
P. O. Box 10186
Austin, TX 78766