Friday Sips Live: Sept, 16 2022 - Boulder Spirits, Pursuit United, and more. Some good, some not.

I visited @Boulder Spirits this week and got into their first ever barrel proof bourbon and a soon-to-be-released, distillery-only single malt. I was anxious to see what Dan thought of the bourbon but I didn't plan to open the quite pricey single malt but you know how that goes with us. We opened it and it is fabulous. Really outstanding as is this 5-year-old barrel-proof bourbon.

Dan got us a couple of samples from Pursuit United. This is the brand founded by Kenny Coleman and Ryan Cecil of the Bourbon Pursuit podcast which has been, it seems to me, widely adopted by the bourbon geeks. Dan liked both the rye and the bourbon and we both appreciate that they went after some unique distilleries for these releases. My two cents are these are both weak offerings and not worth the $65 price tag by a long shot. In fact, I poured both out after a couple of sips, so for me, they are a NO at any price. Dan stands by his opinion that they are pretty good if maybe a bit overpriced. For the record, after we stopped streaming today, we poured Dan's wife a bit of both. Guess who she agreed with? This shit is weak. That's who.

On a non-whiskey note. You probably know that we also produce some excellent bicycle content. Slow Guy on the Fast Ride is focused on road and gravel cycling. Dan hosts a podcast and we put out a fair amount of gear-focused content. Our Lemme See That Videos are a hoot and valuable and we also do longer-form written and video reviews of road and gravel cycling gear. We also just launched Dawn Patrol MTB which is focused on mountain bikes as the name suggests.

At the moment, it's just me and Dan cranking it out, and when we can with our limited resources, we pull in freelance writers. We really want to provide diverse insight into cycling but we don't want to ask others to work for free (like we do so far) so we're asking for your support (beyond watching us, which we so greatly appreciate). If you can donate at this link - - we'll use all proceeds to pay talented freelance writers from backgrounds different from our own, to produce bike content that we know will appeal to a wide audience. Of course, whenever possible, we'll pour them a tipple of tasty whiskey too. Anyone who donates $75 or more will receive some goodies, not limited to a Slow Guy t-shirt, stickers, and probably more. Thank you for all you do to support the Practical Still and me and Dan.


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If you're into bicycles, we are too! Take a look at and @Slow Guy on the Fast Ride for reviews, interviews, and our podcast. In August, we'll launch Dawn Patrol MTB - a digital mountain bike title with videos, reviews, and more. You can already follow us on Instagram @DawnPatrolMTB.

And give a listen to the latest podcast to join us, Mental Healthlete - and @mentalhealthlete - it's on all the podcasts apps. We all struggle from time to time and maybe athletes more than most. Host Bill Garrels opens up about his own struggles and has great guests on to share their stories and the strategies they have found to keep them moving in the right direction.

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