Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Postby two40 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:10 pm

I say, fancy a ride?

On Sunday 31 July over 300 dapper gents and ladies turned up for a very successful and enjoyable cycle through the streets of Sydney. We convened at at Moore Park for a picnic.

1/ My steed
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2/ My friend Tom
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3/ My friend Rob
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4/ Me
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5/ Me and my girl
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6/ Dude with a wooden tripod attached to his bike with zip ties
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7/ My friend Ash and his girl Mel
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8/ Rob again
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9/ A really old bike
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10/ Douchebag arty alien skin shot
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11/ Randoms enjoying the picnic
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12/ A Gazelle as ridden by Rob.
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Re: Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Postby hewey » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:07 pm

Great pics, thanks for sharing.

I'd built up a bike for the run, my partner and I both had put together better tweed outfits than we had last year, we'd bought all the ingredients to make some cupcakes, and I got a cold and spent the whole weekend under the doona on the couch :evil:
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Re: Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Postby Saro28 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:40 pm

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Re: Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Postby lang » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:33 pm

That is awesome.
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Re: Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:08 pm

Great photos... thanks for sharing!
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Re: Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:01 pm

Sorry to dredge up an old thread (although there are some very nice pics in here which i'm sure more people will be interested in) but i'm trying to get outfits together for myself and my girlfriend for this year's Noosa L'Eroica show (she doesn't really ride, and i'm not doing the strenuous 120k course in a suit!) but i'm hitting a brick wall everywhere i go, the op shops are turning up nothing. Not too surprising really with the climate up here i guess. So where do you lot get your outfits? The gear Two40 and his lady were wearing is exactly what i'm thinking, though if i can find plus fours and a waistcoat for myself that would be perefect.
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Re: Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Postby hewey » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:42 pm

Around here most of the op shops have old gents tweed jackets, though it takes a few different stops before you're likely to find something that fits. Sometimes they do have complete jacket/pant combos, but they're pretty rare to find something in your size. The next step is suss out some vintage clothing places, this is the kind of place you're much more likely to find the vests. Not sure if there's any up your way, but there'd be some great ones in and around Brisbane.

Other things to consider:
* If your lady (or your mum) is handy with a sewing machine, some full length pants can get taken up for that plus 4 look.
* Myers (down here anyway) have some woolen vests in their menswear section.
* Some modern 3/4 shorts can pull off a vintage vibe if teamed with the right stuff. I've got some beige ones with a light coloured pinstripe, and with a plain white t shirt and some suspenders they look pretty cool.
* Clip on suspenders can be picked up on ebay pretty cheap and totally sell the vintage vibe, plus you can get away without wearing a jacket which is much better for your climate!

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Even jeans when teamed with a vest and a regular business shirt and a tie can get the right vibe
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Re: Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 Pics

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:26 pm

Thank you so much for those tips, i've worn nothing but t shirts and shorts my whole life so thinking laterally re clothing is utterly foreign to me. It doesn't sound like this will be too difficult after all.

EDIT: bit of a heads up, don't type 'suspenders' into ebay on a work computer (oops!).
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