Tweed Ride and More British Fun

Mark your calendars for Chicago’s Winston Tweed Ride this Saturday, September 12. Everyone should come! I didn’t know anyone on the first Tweed Ride, but I still had a blast. The kind of people who dress up in tweed and ride to bars on bicycles are bound to be friendly.

Leaving from The Globe Pub @1pm, we’ll make our way at a genteel, civilizing pace to the 89th Annual German-American Festival in Lincoln Square. And of course we’ll be stopping in some damn fine bars representing British allies during that unpleasantness in the 30s & 40s!

In celebration of the British, here are some images from Trisha’s and my trip to London in April. Previously, we posted on London cycle chic, cycling infrastructure and tea time.

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See you there :)

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6 thoughts on “Tweed Ride and More British Fun

  1. Trisha says:

    Ah, memories! Can’t wait for our next adventure. :)

  2. I went to grad school in the UK and seriously considered staying afterwards. I didn’t, but my 4 years there are a strong anchoring point of my adult life. Maybe that is why I have 3 English bicycles – and an English car as well!

  3. Doohickie says:

    I’d love to come, but I don’t think even Southwest Airlines would let me bring my Raleigh DL-1 as a carry-on. ;)

  4. Doohickie says:

    I forgot to mention… I took the DL-1 out for the first time in a while (the rear tire went flat and I didn’t want to tackle it). Getting back on that bike was so awesome. It rides like a dream!

  5. jason says:

    i was really bummed to miss out on this, stupid weekend jobs.

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