LPTST – The Brew Up


As promised in my last post, today’s feature is the Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour Brew Up. The photo above is NOT a part of the LPTST Brew Up. It is actually representative (and actually occured this morning) of one of my typical and local “brew ups” …or what I like to call a micro-tour. I’ve included this image to provide a sort of puzzle for my readers. Although there are many similarities between my typical micro-tour and the LPTST Brew Up, there are also a few subtle differences. Can you spot them?

In the image dump to follow, compare with the image above and see if you can find the differences. I’ll go ahead and fill you in on one important contrast that might be especially hard to discern in the images. At the LPTST, we aren’t brewing coffee.

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10 thoughts on “LPTST – The Brew Up

  1. So if I have it correct @ LPTST tea was the brew. The most glaring differences between your local image and the photo dump, there are really well dressed folks(which you covered in your last post) and there’s a lot of grassy green lake side. ~Hugh

    • Yep. That and the elaborate picnic gear, wine, musical instruments, and fancy table cloths. Like I said, just subtle differences, hard to notice really.

    • Of course my (actually his) set-up would have been MUCH more elaborate if my buddy, GravelDoc hadn’t been hammered by a stomach bug the night before, leaving me to ride solo on the second day.

  2. have started reading your delightful and very picturesque blog Monsieur Pondero , interested to see a volcano kettle or kelly kettle (by other name) in use, I have one too and in case you didn’t know it was invented by a jack kelly in co mayo Ireland. my Dad (dead now but an avid fisherman in his time had one for years and years).am also amused to see the shot of one of the picnickers lunching with a helmet on his head….wonder what he feared! a flying wine bottle perhaps:). .

    • Ah yes, the kettle. I enjoyed seeing the smoke column leaving the kettle during the brew-up. I’ve got a Kelly Kettle myself, and the brew-up brought back pleasant memories for me. I’ve been using a Trangia alcohol stove lately due to size and ease of starting and maintaining a constant flame. But I really should take the Kelly Kettle out occasionally because it does provide its own delights.

      If you dig far enough back in my archives, you’ll find me smoking pop tarts on a homemade wire support sitting atop my Kelly Kettle. It is a goofy blog sometimes.

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