Sac Tweed

Mark you calendars! Join your hosts Erin and Rick on Sunday, November 8th for Sacramento’s first ever Tweed Ride! From the Sacremento Tweed website:

Not long ago, on a weekend jaunt from Sacramento to Davis, my co-conspirator and I happened upon a lycra-clad lass looking lost atop her carbon-fiber racer. She was stopped by the chainlink fence just on the West Sacramento side of the I Street bridge. You see, she wasn’t sure if it was the right or the left fork in this road that would take her, eventually, to the bike path.

She was riding in a group, she explained to us, a pack of her lycra-clad pals. Only she got left behind somehow. Everyone else had barreled on ahead, she reluctantly admitted, and she was unfamiliar with the route and feeling a bit uncertain.

‘This is a joy ride?’ I wondered. Such unchapliness! It’s unseemly.

Thank goodness, then, for Newton and his laws — the “equal and opposite reaction” bit. Which we will casually adapt to the social realm, particularly bicycles:

Here is to camaraderie, lugged steel, and plus fours. Here is to the (truly) social ride. Here is to tippling from hip flasks, maintaining a leisurely pace, and flaunting with style.

Here is to more cycling and less lycra.

As Erin and Rick would say, “Don your tweeds and mount your steeds” for a luxuriously slow ride around downtown Sac with stops along the route for breakfast and libations. Put on your best duds and compete for prizes in categories including Dapperest Chap, Snappiest Lass, and Most Enviable Moustache. We hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, Novemebr 8, 2009
Start Location: Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen (1915 I Street)
Time: Enjoy a spot of coffee at 9am. Ride sets out at 10-ish.

Sacramento Tweed

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