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Tue Feb 21, 2017, 02:30 PM

Mushroom Country


This area of Southeastern Pennsylvania near the Delaware border is known for mushroom farms, many founded by Italian immigrants who brought mushroom cultivation techniques to the US. Mushrooms are grown in the one-story peaked-roof whitewashed cinder block buildings which line the roads. The final climb is through Kennet Square, starting at the Victory Brewing Company brewpub.

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jberryhill Feb 2017 OP
alfredo Feb 2017 #1
jberryhill Feb 2017 #2
alfredo Feb 2017 #3
jberryhill Mar 2017 #4
alfredo Mar 2017 #5
jberryhill Mar 2017 #6
alfredo Mar 2017 #7
jberryhill Mar 2017 #8
alfredo Mar 2017 #9

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 09:05 PM

1. Victory is a highly rated brewery.

But cyclist never drink beer. As the great cycling coach Edward 'Eddie B' Borysewicz said "beer is not for cyclist, beer is for coaches."

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Response to alfredo (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 09:08 PM

2. Liquid carbs


The original energy drink.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 09:20 PM

3. Especially their Prima Pils

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Response to alfredo (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:07 PM

4. I keep meaning to stop there


In the warm weather, they have a nice outdoor seating area and music piped outside.

They are at the bottom of a steep climb and I think, "Maybe I should stop for a beer... but then I'm going to have to get up this hill" and I end up not stopping.

There's also a nice Mexican place at the top of the hill with outdoor seating and I think, "Maybe I should stop for a burrito... but there's this nice downhill run I can take instead" and I end up not stopping.

I do that loop about every three weeks or so, and run the same mental program even if before I start I think, "This time I'll stop at one of those two places." I'm like, zero for twenty on that ride.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:41 PM

5. You are overthinking it. Do the route backwards.

You can eat a bit at the Mexican eatery, then for dessert a pint of liquid gold.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:03 AM

6. Whoa

That's brilliant.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:20 AM

7. Of course you will have to find a reversed gear cluster for that.

The hub will have to be rethreaded.

Fast descents take on a new level of excitement.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:46 PM

8. I definitely got ripped off

I have 20 forward gear combinations and no reverse!

It's not so bad, but the pedals keep cranking without me when I back up.

I did get the reverse gearing on my stem, though:

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 01:46 AM

9. I will way this in the morning

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