Beer and Tattoos at the SS World Championships Forums › Mountain Bike Forum › Beer and Tattoos at the SS World Championships Tweet Add to Flipboard Magazine. Tagged: beer, race, singlespeed Viewing 0 reply threads Author Posts April 29, 2013 at 13:56 #118622 Greg Heil ✓ supporter When Garth Weinberg crossed the finish line to claim his fourth singlespeed national title he was met by his family, a crowd of people in costume and a funnel of beer. Such is the sport of singlespeed mountain biking. Nothing was straight forward about Weinberg’s victory on Saturday in the Whakarewarewa Forest. The talented athlete said he almost gave up before his race even started. "It was a shocking start. I couldn’t find my bike. Someone had moved everyone’s bike around and I lost five minutes looking for it," he said. "I was ready to throw in the towel." He said when he finally started he had to overtake hundreds of riders and it took until the start of the third lap to build up a decent lead. Along with most of the other 250 competitors at the 2013 Pig and Whistle New Zealand Singlespeed Champs, Weinberg chose to drink a bottle of beer at the end of each lap. Riders who declined the beverage were made to ride a longer lap as a consequence. "I didn’t end up drinking anything else during the race except for those beers," he said. "When the second beer kicked in I actually felt quite good and settled into a good pace." After winning the race, Weinberg was quickly escorted into an office at the Waipa carpark to receive his winner’s tattoo. He said he needed to have a quick discussion with his wife about where he should put his fourth national winner’s tattoo, deciding in the end to put it on the side of his rib cage. Read more here: http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz/news/ … e/1847180/ Author Posts Viewing 0 reply threads RELATED TOPICS Topic Voices Posts Freshness Your ideas toward diversifying cycling culture/industry. Started by: Brian Gerow in: Mountain Bike Forum 6 9 11 months, 1 week ago ZipHead Ride the Brutal Loop on March 28, 2020 [Cancelled] Started by: Leah Barber in: Mountain Bike Forum 1 1 1 year, 2 months ago Leah Barber Brewery Cyclocross Racing- 2019 Stoudts Cross, Adamstown, PA 11/3 Started by: furiousd in: Mountain Bike Forum 1 1 1 year, 7 months ago furiousd Meet up with Gwin, Rude, Kintner for beers and autographs in Winter Park, Co Started by: Matt Miller in: Mountain Bike Forum 1 1 1 year, 9 months ago Matt Miller Post Ride PUB suggestions Started by: Brian Gerow in: Mountain Bike Forum 5 6 2 years, 7 months ago ZipHead You must be logged in to reply to this topic.