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Website: http://bicycle-diaries.blogspot.com/2009/04/booze-bicycles-brits.html
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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 Lee Diamond on April 3, 2009 at 4:36pm
May 2nd Lads!

(Which Humber Badge do you have?)
Comment by John on April 3, 2009 at 4:11pm
May 24 is also Bike the Drive, so the 2nd would be better for me. I did ride the Humber on BTD last year - do I get credit for that?
Comment by Lee Diamond on April 3, 2009 at 3:51pm
I vote for either May 2 which is a Saturday or May 24 which is a Sunday. Which day forms a better day for all of you? The idea of doing a theme on Empire Day is somewhat attractive. that is 1 week before the Austin ride with Big Shoulders and the Active Transportation Alliance.
Comment by globalguy on April 3, 2009 at 3:38pm
If before the 3speed doesn't work there's always Sunday the 24th - Empire Day!

"Empire Day / Victoria Day 24th May - "It was not until after the death of Queen Victoria, who died on 22 January 1901, that Empire Day was first celebrated. The first 'Empire Day' took place on 24 May 1902, the Queen's birthday. Although not officially recognised as an annual event until 1916, many schools across the British Empire were celebrating it before then. ... Empire Day remained an essential part of the calendar for more than 50 years, celebrated by countless millions of children and adults alike, an opportunity to demonstrate pride in being part of the British Empire. ... Political correctness appears to have 'won the day' when in 1958 Empire Day was re-badged as British Commonwealth Day, and still later in 1966 when it became known as Commonwealth Day. Flags were flown from public buildings and schools decorated classrooms with flags of the British Empire."
Comment by globalguy on April 3, 2009 at 11:53am
Indeed, The Tweed! As for dates, early May would be great since the 3speed Tour is 15 - 17 May.
Comment by Lee Diamond on April 3, 2009 at 11:20am
That perfectly sets up our last stop, which should be in the early evening/late afternoon. The perfect stop for those that have had enough to pedal home, and those that are up for it to embibe at the final speakeasy until the wee hours should they be up for it.

So are you doing the tweed?
Comment by globalguy on April 3, 2009 at 11:03am
Now the creative juices are flowing!!! I was thinking a daytime ride leaving early afternoon?

Thanks Lee!
Comment by Lee Diamond on April 2, 2009 at 7:12pm
Later than April. May. I am still up for going to at least 6 spots which i think should be the 6 willing to buy us a round for stopping there! OR! ORRRRR!!!!!!! it should be any willing to let us peak at some cool speakeasy type stuff like hidden corridors and what-not. I have a better route kind of worked out if i may share.....soon. it involves several other historically significant alcohol related stops and they are nearby, but doesn't disrupt the theme much. there is a bit on the history of alcohol through riding.

so is this a night ride?
Comment by globalguy on April 2, 2009 at 10:17am
While we're honoring Brit bikes, all libations are tolerated. As for the route, from my experience on the Full Moon Fiasco and The Logan Square Draft Beer Preservation Society Pub Crawls I think max number of stops should be around 6 or so. Doesn't mean we can't stop to look at others and hear about their history. What about some combination of M thru Q and A thru G? Thoughts???

Also, what about suitable dates - late April???
Comment by Aaron Bussey on April 2, 2009 at 12:02am
right o mate!
 

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