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British Bicycles of Chicago

Whether you ride a Raleigh, Dawes, Rudge, BSA, Hetchens, Pashley, Humber, Sunbeam, Hudson, Moulton, Triumph, Hercules, or Cox, this group is for you!

Website: http://bicycle-diaries.blogspot.com/2009/04/booze-bicycles-brits.html
Location: The City of Big Shoulders
Members: 173
Latest Activity: Jun 7

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4th Annual Indy Tweed Ride - 2 Nov 2013

Started by globalguy Oct 1, 2013.

What are you're trusty steel steeds? 87 Replies

Started by globalguy. Last reply by Hector Lareau Sep 5, 2013.

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Comment by Aaron Bussey on April 1, 2009 at 11:50pm
does this still involve Newcastle and Carlsburg?
Comment by John on April 1, 2009 at 11:49pm
How about - starting at point Q and working counter clockwise around the map? Start with the cluster west of the river, then southeast to the Gold Coast, then north up to point "A" and finish off with T through W.
Comment by Aaron Bussey on April 1, 2009 at 11:36pm
Thats a long stretch on Elston, but we should be well inebriated by then so its ok...long ride, I like it alot.
Comment by globalguy on April 1, 2009 at 6:17pm
Still working on it - tell me what you think: http://tinyurl.com/agusua ?
Comment by Aaron Bussey on April 1, 2009 at 5:53pm
So when is the British Newcastle and Carlsburg pub ride happening?
Comment by Lee Diamond on February 7, 2009 at 1:22am
OK. Very intriguing. I will be restoring three English frames this winter/spring. A Raleigh Record, A Raleigh Woman's Sport 3 Speed and an old Hercules that will be a bomb proof single speed. Garth, looking forward to planning a ride with ya!
Comment by globalguy on December 24, 2008 at 2:32pm
the more things change the more they stay the same
It's 8 May 1928, the Great Depression is more than a year away. The 20s are still roaring ... at least for cagers. The previous year Henry Ford ends production of the Model T with 15 million built and starts production of the Model A. A NYTimes editorial celebrates his success by announcing The Decline of Cycling Here. Among the many reasons cited are
  • The increasing popularity of car ownership
  • The resulting dangers from sharing the road with 20,000,000 cagers
Most fascinating, though, is the alleged cultural differences between Americans and Europeans.

As well as state support for bikers rights:

Comment by UffdaDave on December 10, 2008 at 4:11pm
But then I'd get stuck outside with nothing but the smokers and no a tasty English meal. What kind of bloody way is that to live?
Comment by globalguy on December 10, 2008 at 3:48pm
Actually, the only issue with numbers is the 2nd evening's entertainment at the Eagle's Nest with it's limited seating. All you would miss is a tasty English meal if you just showed up.
Comment by UffdaDave on December 9, 2008 at 1:24pm
Makes me feel like I lived through the wrong times. By the way, I selected the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour and they have a banner that says the tour is full. Rats.
 

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