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Fremantle Tweed Run is on again
Sunday Nov 4th at 10AM on the Esplanade sadly the the attractive poster is a triumph of style over substance - ignore it - it says Sat 4th at 8AM
Easy for us to think that colour has only been around since Technicolor the way we view the past in black and white and sepia makes us think everything was grey and drab without thinking about it.
Notice the fashion paintings and illustrations are more true to life than the photos
I thought this series was stunning: Photographer to the Tsar: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
So not afraid of colour, I gave my potential Tweed ride it's first real test today on 20km commute, child seat and pegs will have a full ride test Friday morning by daughter. I've sat on the seat and can confirm dinkies are possible, but give you a circus monkey on bike feeling.
Did you say cup of tea? The Lipton bike:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/forrestf ... 1008501744
Mine is off the shelf, a bit removed and a bit added for commuting test. I rode it again today since it was so much fun, and <20% (8min) longer trip home with single speed, which I was really impressed with, but not too surprised given the number of stoppages on the northern 20km of PSP from the CBD that lower top speeds. Went for a weekly Joe's cake kitchen visit and stopped by the office for a photo
On topic, wardrobe for the day is slowly progressing, trying to keep it cool anticipating a hot day, I'd be happy to ride it Hillarys to Freo (pending family work shifts don't kill the whole day).
If anyone is going to the Tweed Run down the coast. 10am target with a 20kph pace including stoppages.
<8:30am departure from Hillarys is anyone interested?
In promoting it to wife found this guy's blog of the 2011 tweed run by google chance that I've come across before when looking at bakfiets (box bikes).
http://sustainaburb.blogspot.com.au/201 ... arade.html
Nice bike you have there, a Basman? I have seen one similar in the new shop in Freo in the Paddy Troy Mall opp Myers.
I'm always cruising around Freo on the weekends and have posted a meet for 12pm at the Esplanade Hotel that is very slow taking off, but that's ok as I also ride with a bunch of Cruisers on Fri nights at Sth Perth which has some very unique rides, usually about 12 - 20 of us take off at 8 pm crn of Berwick and Canning Hwy (McDonalds carpark).
Keen to catch up for a ride somewhere when suitable, where do you normally start from?
Don't mean to take up your space Rob, I'll keen to go in the Tweed run aswell
Hi Ron, I read the cruiser sub-forum about the Friday night rides, usually can't make the time. If a free night does pop up for me I'll PM to check if it's on. Ride the Basman into work Friday and work late then go straight to the ride to the western halfway and continue north home from there. Very nice night riding in the warmer weather coming on now.
I've got some tweed from late grandfather at my parents so hopefully just a little tweed and a lot more cooler stuff if we end up with a 35degC on the day. Could all be in vain for me if wife is still booked to work unless I can get folks to babysit, but will be prepared in any case and hope for some cool weather.
there's an update on the Tweed Run on Dismantle's Facebook page (not reflected on the Freo Tweed Run fb page tho). Seems the ride will proceed at 1pm, rain or shine, (not at the previously advertised times of 8am or 10am!) Looks as if they were planning to have a 3 hour picnic prior to the ride instead of after it like last year, a shame that wasn't made clear earlier.
All in all I'm a bit sad that Dismantle have made a hash of their communication about the event this year; two separate facebook pages, wrong date and time advertised, and no mention of when the actual ride was to start - I had just assumed it would be shortly after the 10am muster.
I'll still be going unless it's ridiculous, so see you all there
Considering the weather and organisational issues it went well today. Hailed about 40 minutes prior to the ride but it was sunny, if windy and cold, for the ride itself. I reckon there would have been about 150 riders. The whole thing fizzled out a bit at the end. One moment we're all riding along, the next it's "we're stopping here" and a few makeshift bike racks were strewn about. There was some promise of Freo Tweed being a part of the Coffee Festival, it wasn't integrated with it at all as far as I could see.
This is Lloyd (right) aka metalrideroz on a tip find with a four speed Campag setup riding with Tim who's on his 1920's Armstrong
The lady at the front of this pic was riding a beautiful step through 1930's Super Elliott with original and immaculate paint.
Easy Rider was pedalling a cruiser with back tyre so wide the bike didn't need a side stand, just stayed upright on it's own when he stepped off, note top "tube" made of chain. Great to see so many kids tweeding it up.
Here's a late ride report and photos. Maybe I should buy a digital camera, or not.
Despite a wet and windy start to the morning the weather cleared up in time for the start of the ride. In time means 5 minutes before.
Rob was there. A flattering photo this is not.
That's a hospital in the background but (most) fremantle drivers are encouraging and positive so no one paid a visit.
Finish at the coffee festival. I prefer decaf.
Since the weather still wasn't great the streets were somewhat deserted and I went for a nice post-ride ride along the docks.
My bicycle for the day. Super laid back seat tube angle? No, it's just as fast as the torpedo it's leaning against and thats standing still!
Since I didn't get a photo of any dutch bikes here's a photo of the dutch ship Duyfken
Dismantle have tweeted that they are considering a Tweed Run in March 2013. If this interests you, they would like you to show your interest by liking the post on their Facebook page.
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