Just before Christmas, I found myself joining the staff of a bike shop for a Christmas night out. We started in a pub before moving on to a Chinese restaurant.
Early in the evening, the boss returned from the bar with a substantial round of drinks, and we started discussing the considerable mark-up placed on drinks by the licensed trade.
What followed was a boozy conversation which, though it seemed like a good idea at the time, is admittedly one of the geekiest in which I have ever played an active part. For some reason that I can’t explain, it seemed a natural process to find an appropriate drink to match each of the inner tubes for sale in a bike shop.
I present below our reasoned findings, transcribed from the paper napkin upon which they were noted. Make of them what you will.
|700 x 38C Schraeder||White Wine|
|700 x 35C Presta||Real Ale|
|20 x 2 Schraeder||Vodka Red Bull|
|700 x 21C Presta||Mineral Water|
|27 x 1 3/8 Tubular||Red Wine|
|26 x 2 Schraeder||Carling|
|26 x 2 Presta||Becks|
|20 x 1 3/8 Schraeder||Vodka and Tonic|
|16 x 1 3/8 Schraeder||Tanqueray Gin and Tonic|
|29 x 2.2 Presta||Single Malt Whisky|
|700C Cyclocross Tubular||Sloe Gin|
|24 x 2.5 Schraeder||Strongbow Cider|
|26 x 3 Schraeder||Stella Artois Lager|