Monday, January 26, 2009

For the love of christ can we PLEASE have one of these events here!!!

I've been wanting to have a sort of dapper gents and elegant ladies ride here in the city for a while now. This looks like it would've been a real gas!


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Proper attire will of course be expected, so dapper gents and elegant ladies, polish off your lugged steel beasts and prepare your best outfits. Suggested attire: woolen plus fours, harris tweed jackets, flat caps, fair isle jumpers, alpaca coats, merino wool team jerseys, cycling skirts and perhaps a jaunty cape for the ladies, cravats or ties for gentlemen, and of course a hip flask of brandy.

Be sure to dress with a bit of panache, there will be prizes awarded for:

Most dapper chap
Most dashing dame

Best moustache (open to both men and women, of course)
Most enviable period bicycle
The Doff of The Cap award for most civilised behaviour on the day

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As seen on trackosaurusrex...

p.s. - Phil, I'm going to murder you if you didn't go to this!


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6 comments:

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

This is the coolest thing that happened so far in the blogworld......

Fix Memphis said...

I was equally as excited to see this. Some pretty bikes there as well.

CyclingWMD said...

Don't you mean Blogishpere?! But yeah, I'm seriously thinking of holding an event such as this one day this summer..

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

Yeah,blogosphere,whatever..its late and iam low on sugar......

Kris said...

EVERYTHING is right with this.

Ed Scoble said...

I took park in that ride, the best thing about it, is that it doesn't have any reason to have a huge ride, everyone just feel like dressing in tweed and cycle around London's famous London for no reason other than pure enjoyment.

it work better than fucking Critical Mass, originally it's to encourage people to ride bike, and to increase awareness, but the recent few years it's just a clash with authority, annoyed people, and all we see is lots of lycra and expensive gear.

the tweed run does exactly what critical mass originally does, we not only enjoyed the ride, but other people loved it as well, I'd like to think that we brighten up the local's day by being ladies and gentlemens.

even motorists enjoyed it despite being force to stop to let us pass.

Ed