Bernard Charles "Bernie" Ecclestone is an English business magnate, as president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration and through his part-ownership of Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. As such, he is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing. He is most commonly addressed in tabloid journalism as "F1 Supremo". His early involvement in the sport was as a competitor and then as a manager of drivers Stuart Lewis-Evans and Jochen Rindt. In 1972, he bought the Brabham team, which he ran for fifteen years. As a team owner he became a member of the Formula One Constructors Association. His control of the sport, which grew from his pioneering the sale of television rights in the late 1970s, is chiefly financial, but under the terms of the Concorde Agreement he and his companies also manage the administration, setup and logistics of each Formula One Grand Prix. Ecclestone entered two Grand Prix races as a driver, during the 1958 season, but failed to qualify for either of them.
Thursday, 9 February 2006
Saturday's beer ride...
The beer ride was a resounding success, and here are the photos to prove it:
We started with the traditional pre-ride lubrication ceremony...
then qeued up for the ride to Rahr.
Raced a train in Trinity Park...
then headed up 7th into downtown.
There's nothing like riding in a big group of cyclists downtown.
Finally, the Brewery! Hmmm... yeah, I'd tap that.
This is where the magic happens.
Here's Jason with the man behind the beer, Fritz Rahr (owner, brewmaster, bottler, AND delivery driver).
The brewery is awesome... you've got to check it out if you haven't already.
Also a good place to meet folks, like Mandi, Lindsay, and Aaron here.
These are only a few of the pictures, but all reports indicate that a good time was had. I'm thinking we need to do this again on the first Saturday of every month, so Jason and I can take turns going. Who's in?
The man known on local forums as DigitalRebel also took quite a few photos, including of the pub crawl afterward that went on all night. See those pictures here