Our last ride together was along the Katy starting at Research Park ending in St. Charles, about a year ago. Great 30 mile ride with a beer in the middle. We found a beer tasting and tried a new beer. Funny thing was, we could accept samples but could not enjoy an open beer. What? We purchased two O Fallon Sticke It To The Man bottles with two brown paper bags. We enjoyed them hiding behind a building, shielding ourselves from the wind and any possible lawmen. On our ride back the alcohol took effect and we laughed a lot. I will never forget that ride.
Last year for Christmas Mary bought me a four pack of Sticke It To The Man. I have held on to them for a special occasion. That day came yesterday. Christmas day 2011, I spent riding with an awesome friend. We rode the Katy to Klondike. We chatted, caught up on each others lives, rode 18 miles in 1:18, and parted ways by 3pm. I handed Mary one of those four beers yesterday. I imagine she enjoyed it and reminisced about our ride too.
O Fallon did not make this beer this year. There will be only two left by the end of this evening. I will enjoy this beer and remember that day. Priceless. The last two we will drink together. You can't buy that.