Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scenes from Philly's 3rd Annual Tweed Ride

As I've said once before, "I'm all about the Tweed Rides," and Philadelphia's is one of the best in the nation (I know it's not Jersey but too bad. I had great fun.). This year's ride was the first I was able to attend and it was an absolute blast. The weather on Saturday was perfect. In fact it was almost too perfect as the sun and warm temperatures almost made riding in wool and tweed a bit uncomfortable. Still we all managed to keep a "stiff upper lip" and had a "jolly good time!"

As part of the fun some really nice prizes were handed out for:
  • Most Dapper Chap
  • Most Snappy Lass
  • Most Stylish Steed (best/most period correct bicycle)
  • Most Marvelous Moustache

Below are some of the pictures I took of the ride, its spectacularly well dressed participants and some of the beautiful bicycles that were ridden.

Winner of the "Most stylish steed,"an 1884 high wheeler. Nice helmet!

Winner of the "Most Snappy Lass" award posing with my vintage lady's Raleigh.

Besides the ladies many of the gents were also dressed to kill.

Merriment at the Memphis Tap Room biergarten.

Winner of the "most dapper chap" and a sample of
the really nice prizes awarded to the winners.

More pictures of the ride can be found at Velodelphia (http://velodelphia.tumblr.com/) and on Velodelphia's Tweed Ride slideshow.

Also don't forget to check out the Philly Tweed Ride website with more photos and links to other galleries.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Fantastic, that looks such fun! I would love to get a "Tweed Ride" up and running here in Edinburgh.