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May 1st Tweed Ride!


May 1st Tweed Ride!

Time: May 1, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm
Location: Red Lion English Pub
Street: 4749 N. Rockwell (not Lincoln Park!)
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: social, ride, tweed, bbc
Organized By: Carl
Latest Activity: May 8, 2011

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Dress in your finest tweedy gear (or at least Sunday best), strap a picnic basket on your steed, and let's ride! This promises to be a delightful spring ride, and if you're not familiar with this part of the city, you'll be quite chuffed at the charming sights along the way.


Everyone who arrives in appropriate garb, receives a commemorative hub shiner or basket medal, handmade from leather. Spandex queens and hipster bores shall have none.


We will meet at a dandy English establishment - the Red Lion - for some pastys and chips. It's BYOB, so be sure to have your picnic basket packed for the journey. (there is a libation vendor at Rockwell and Lawrence, and a green grocer -Harvestime- one block west of there) Then at 2 o'clock sharp, we shall ride leisurely through urban countryside, over hill and dale, to a delightful place where we shall nosh and drink from our baskets! Along the way, shall be more parks, Chief O'Neills, a stroll on a riverside boardwalk, and then finally rolling into the Anglo-friendly Globe (with whomever managed to get out of O'Neills). Those who need to return to the starting point, but are too exhausted, may shuttle their steeds on the Lincoln bus.


Here's a map of the general route.




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Comment by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 on May 1, 2011 at 9:38pm
Jolly good show.  Shame we didn't make it to the end.  I should have fitted a different plusher saddle to the bike my wife was riding.
Comment by April on May 1, 2011 at 9:35pm
Yes, thank you for the lovely ride.  My first tweed was a wonderful experience!
Comment by Ash L. on May 1, 2011 at 8:48pm
Thanks, Carl. We had a great time!
Comment by MeganK on May 1, 2011 at 7:01pm
Thanks for the awesome ride, Carl!
Comment by rb on May 1, 2011 at 10:16am
R20, is aired up and ready to roll. Metra awaits! Cheers!
Comment by Alan Lloyd on May 1, 2011 at 8:54am

It does look nice out there, doesn't it?

Leaving the NW 'burbs now, heading for Bridgeport ...

Comment by Carl on May 1, 2011 at 8:43am

Weather's looking very agreeable today! Jolly good!!!!

Wait till you see the Ride Marshal's bike - it's a hoot! It will be a slow ride for sure, seeing as I have very meager braking!

Comment by globalguy on April 30, 2011 at 6:11pm
Making the L run in a few moments ourselves - tolled up the BSA while watching Brenda (in lovely daffodil) leading the grandkids into blessed matrimony ... rather inspiring, I'd say ...
Comment by Alan Lloyd on April 30, 2011 at 3:36pm

Just installed a replacement left-hand (non-drive side) crank and pedal on my ride for tomorrow - I knew that the pedal was bent, but I was surprised that the crank-arm was twisted as well ...


Stocked up with Jameson whiskey & Bombay Saphire gin at Sam's Club yesterday ...

Comment by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 on April 30, 2011 at 3:04pm
Don't mention the war...

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