The Beer: Central Waters Brewing Company Happy Heron Pale Ale. Very nice, but not exactly a Sierra Nevada clone. It's from Central Waters Brewing Company. First time I've seen it. MPB was kind enough to buy a six for our post-ride soiree.
The Bicycle: 25 miles at Maywood. The Maywood Earth Ride is a pretty well run fund-raiser for the Maywood Earth Park in Sheboygan (hey...I'm a Teddy Roosevelt conservationist....not an enviro-whacko. I'll put my money where my mouth is).
The VRWC: I'm still trying to understand what has happened in the financial markets this week. WSJ, via Opinion Journal has a good summary. I offer this without comment, because it really isn't my forte. Time will tell if this is good or bad.