Friday, May 22, 2009

Downhill slide


Now it is more obvious than ever. The FGBC demise is imminent. I went to pick up beer the other day, and what did I come across? A sampler 12 pack of fort garry and.... two rivers!
I realize now that the FGBC will slide into oblivion in the RRR battle. To partner with a beer that comes in 2 litre plastic bottles (and the 591ml plastic bottle) is unexplainable. We may not have a beer sponsor, but at least we are not shamed by being connected with two rivers. I believe that new jerseys are in order for the FGBC (soon to be TRBC).
First the Russell thing and now this- where is the dignity? I have to admit that picking up the half pints was an excellent decision, and almost makes up for the two rivers- but not quite. Have a drink on me boys- as long as it's brewed in Manitoba....
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9 comments:

  1. The amalgamation with 2 Rivers took place in 2003, although that doesn't negate the ickiness of 2 litre beer "bottles."

    More disturbing is Russell being based in Surrey, the crotch of Beautiful BC. Although for $4 million in cash and stock Larry and I will sell all rights to and assets of Red River Racing, except the blog, it's KK's baby and he's holding out for $5 and a lifetime supply of Catfish Cream Ale.s

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  2. I bought a case of Catfish Cream Ale once. That's $14 I never get back again.

    Make it a lifetime supply of 2RR and a couple jelly donuts and you have yourself a deal.

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  3. So the slide has been going on since 03? yikes....

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  4. Well, this is what one gets for trying to support an effort which is still produced locally... derision. Just to check, when was the last ingestion of Red River Cereal by the team? While locally named, it hasn't been Canadian for years. Robin Hood Multifoods is owned by the multinational Smucker Foods of Ohio... I'm assuming this will be the breakfast of choice for some at the Spring Ride... although, Cheerios Racing sounds pretty fast...

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  5. While you have a point on the locally-made issue, RRC is a regular part of my well-balanced breakfast. I can't speak for the rest of my team as we haven't made breakfast together a regular occurance. Unfortunately, the same goes for riding together.

    And yes...hearty servings will be served to FGBC members willing to blur team lines in favour of a low-glycemic breakfast at this weekend's event.

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  6. I was already thinking I'd pack my box along for you guys, but nice work KK. Any luck getting your kids to eat it? No dice here.

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  7. Speaking of blurring the lines, you know the free product coming to us from the klubhaus will all be the same colour, so it'll test your pride I suppose... although, I'll be the first to admit I don't really have much when it comes to free.

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  8. Two of the three kiddies enjoy a bowl on occasion. What they really can't resist are the RRC choco chip cookies Deb makes. A few of those might make it as far as Falcon this weekend, but no promises.

    Any free product from the klubhaus is fine with me..."you had me at free".

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  9. I am also a regular (no pun intended) of the RRC. Only my youngest enjoys it of the 4. Did someone say free? (yes I am a mennonite)

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