Fall Tweed – Edmonton’s second ride

October 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Ladies and Gents!

After a very busy summer of riding, polo and racing it is now time for the fall tweed that I told everyone I would have.  While the first ride was also the first event I have organized, by the end of this busy summer I have learned a few things. So lets hope we can make this one better than the last.

Last time 31 dashing dames and gentlemen showed up for the ride with their tweed, caps, capes, and hip flasks. So for this second ride we will start at the same location but we will be taking a different route around the city and we will be ending at a different location.

The ride will start at 3Pm and the U of A ‘Quad’ on Oct. 24th. Last ride we ended up with some silly prizes and I hope to have a few more this time.

So everyone come out, dress your best, and enjoy a tweedy fall ride around this fine city!

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Bike polo in Edmonton

June 2, 2009 1 comment

Okay so a few people I know here want to start playing bike polo, so I’m posting this up to see if other people will come out and start playing as well. If you want to come out and play on Tuesday’s at 7pm, we’ll be playing at Ritchie Community League at 7727 98th Street. You will need to bring a mallet because we just have a few right now, but we plan to build a few more so people can come try it without have to build a mallet first.

Email  neil240@gmail.com if you have any other questions

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A Tweed Triumph

May 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Well a big thanks again to all the ladies and gent that showed up yesterday evening for the tweed ride. We had 31 people when we stopped at steeps for a mid ride tea and prizes. There was also talk and interest in having another ride in the near future so I will have to get planning again soon.

If anyone has photos they would like to share please could you email me the link or post it in below.

Here are some of the photos I had the chance to take while we riding.

First we had most civilized behavior on the day: Steve Anderson

Award for most civilized behavior on the day

Award for most civilized behavior on the day

Most dapper chap: Oliver

Most dapper chap

Most dapper chap

And Most dashing dame: Ang

Most dashing dame

Most dashing dame

More photos can be found here;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/o2/sets/72157618786145328/

http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh124/neil240/Tweed/

http://bentbirds.homeip.net/gallery2/cwc/Edmonton/bikes/tweed09/

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Tweed Ride

May 7, 2009 3 comments

All right lady’s and gentleman, it is time for Edmonton’s first (at least to my knowledge) tweed ride. We want to get this first ride in our best dress clothes before the heat of the summer has you wanting to wear nothing but hotpants and tanktops. So all you dashing wearers of tweed and other such fancy clothes can meet us on the 24th of May in the grassy field behind the administrative building at our city’s lovely university, also known as the “quad”. The ride starts at 7 so please get there a bit earlier.
This will be a social ride with a bit of style. The proper attire for this ride will of course be expected. We will be taking a leisurely ride through the city and will be stopping for mid-ride fortitude and cheer.

(Taken from London’s tweed ride)
Suggested attire: woollen 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, I am trying to work out some prizes for:

Most dapper chap
Most dashing dame
Award for most civilized behavior on the day

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