'The Glass That Gives' Program: WABA Happy Hour Thursday, November 17th, 2011 Brasserie Beck A glass filled with beer is joyous any time of year, but add a splash of philanthropic giving and it tastes even better. New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is giving back during the gift-giving season by donating to nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and WABA has been selected. Join New Belgium Brewing this Thursday at Brasserie Beck and you'll walk away with prizes and support WABA during the holiday season. For every New Belgium draft you purchase, you will receive a New Belgium Globe (a classy piece of glassware), be entered for a chance to win a company jersey(s), AND New Belgium will donate $1.00 to WABA. The world-class drafts of the evening will be the Ranger IPA & Kick Sour Ale. DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2011 TIME: 5pm, Giveaways at 7:30pm LOCATION: Brasserie Beck, 1101 K St. NW Washington, DC 20005 (Google Maps) RSVP: To our Facebook event page (not required to attend, but you can promote it to all of your facebook friends)![/QUOTE]While I think Fat Tire is overrated, I happily give my personal endorsement to the Ranger IPA. Please take this opportunity to come argue the merits with me on Thursday. Hope to see you there.
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Hey, WABA friends (and you're *all* WABA members, right?):
Had a meeting at 1919 Lynn St. (in Rosslyn) yesterday. The view was really quite distracting: I'd love to get back up there with a real camera, sometime.
One day Navy Yard's going to be a great place to live and play.
This week's Clarendon Cycles column starts:
“Get off the !@#$%^& road!” “!@#$ you, I have just as much a right to be here as you do.” And so goes a rather sizeable proportion of most on-road cyclist/motorist conversations. It doesn’t accomplish anything, except perhaps raising the blood pressure of those involved and setting the stage for a more aggressive conflict the next time a similar interaction occurs. It’s stupid, pointless, and childish.And I've got a bit of experience with it. Click the link above for more. Ricky Albores has thoughts in a similar vein.
The garbage truck driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Dupont Circle two years ago has just been sentenced to more than two and a half years in prison. Marco Flores Fuentes pleaded guilty to entering the country illegally after deportation on drug charges. He was never charged in the accident that killed 22 year old Alice Swanson.I don't give a damn about his entering the country illegally. Sounds like he had a family to support, and had done a decent job of it. But he, in my view, negligently hit and killed a young woman and was never even charged with it. This doesn't do justice for anyone.
As you might imagine, I could go on for quite some time about what I imagine the terms of this contract *should* be. But for now, here's a link to an interesting discussion of what they appear to be to a number of generally smart people in DC.
Time points us to GOOD Magazine's recent:
comp[ilation of] a list of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, naming 21 urban spots around the globe with the highest fatalities rates for walkers. Topping off the list are Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles with 10.97, 10.31 and 7.64 deaths per 100,000 pedestrians. Continuing with its hazardous image, the U.S. manages to take up the first ten slots on the list, with 13 cities named in all.That's quite an achievement, America!