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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 John on April 4, 2009 at 11:25pm
I think you just did. Anyone want to call the first meeting of the Deutsche Biervereinfahrräder?

We now also have our Poster Boy.
Comment by Aaron Bussey on April 4, 2009 at 4:58pm



We need to start a German beer club - but how do we tie it to bikes?



I'll still drink to it ...
Comment by globalguy on April 4, 2009 at 12:55pm
A'man & Pirogi John:

Sorry I skipped out last night. I had to be up at dawn today for my maiden expedition to Costco. I'm now feel like a survivalist with an overflowing pantry %)

And A'man, you are permitted to invite a companion on the Queen's Tweed!
Comment by Aaron Bussey on April 4, 2009 at 11:55am
I can derail anyone...it's amazing what 'really good tap water' can do to you...
Comment by John on April 4, 2009 at 11:52am
I'm a few comments behind the pack, but May 2nd sounds good to me both historically and expected weather-wise.

Lee, here is my badge:

and yes, if not the ride, someone should definitely name their bike Julia. She seems like a fixie to me (wistful sigh).
Comment by Aaron Bussey on April 4, 2009 at 11:23am
I say we name our ride - Julia Echter....or was it Julie? I just call it heaven...
Comment by globalguy on April 4, 2009 at 8:39am
May 2nd is a great day! In 1969, the British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II departed on her maiden voyage to New York. Or in 1997, Mike Myers' "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" opened in theatres.
Comment by Lee Diamond on April 3, 2009 at 4:41pm
That one is a beauty.
Comment by Lee Diamond on April 3, 2009 at 4:41pm
2nd May 1927 : Despite the prohibition law to stop alcohol consumption the sale of hip flasks continues to grow which many say is encouraging the sale of alcohol and womens pressure groups are trying to ban the sale of hip flasks

Source
Comment by Lee Diamond on April 3, 2009 at 4:39pm
On May 2nd, 1933:

1933: Loch Ness Monster sighted

Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland's Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on 2 May 1933. Several London newspapers sent correspondents to Scotland, and a circus offered a £20,000 reward for capture of the beast. A famous 1934 photograph showed a dinosaur-like creature with a long neck emerging out of the murky waters, leading some to speculate that Nessie was a solitary survivor of the long-extinct plesiosaurs. Since then a succession of investigators have employed devices from sonar to underwater video trying to find definitive proof of the Loch Ness Monster's existence. Revelations in 1994 that the famous 1934 photo was a hoax hardly dampened the enthusiasm of tourists to Loch Ness.

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http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/this_day_in_history/this_day_May_2.php
 

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