Pictures of The Tweed Ride

Pip, pip, cheerio

The weather was unfortunate, but oddly appropriate.

After a week of summer-like temperatures, Albany put on its cold, wet, gray English countryside look just in time for Sunday's Tweed Ride.

A couple of dozen cyclists donned their best tweed and wool knickers, skirts, caps, argyle socks, and other stylish riding togs and pedaled from the Ultraviolet Cafe on Delaware Ave, through Washington Park and down the hill to The Olde English Pub in Albany's first Tweed Ride, organized by Ethan Georgi.

After the jump, some of our photos from the morning, and a few from Dave Mercier, who followed the cyclists through the park and down to the pub.

At the Ultraviolet


Beatrice here just seemed to fit right in

Through the park

Nearly there

Time for a pint

Thanks to Dave Mercier for sharing photos. There are more of Dave's shots of the Tweed Ride on Flickr.

Comments

Ha ha! That looks like fun!

Very nice! I was hoping to check out the gathering on Delaware but missed it.

This should happen more often. The men look so debonair!

Nice, wish I could have made it, though the closest I can get to tweed is some argyle spandex. I'd have liked to have had a good look at that ANT bike, was just wondering how one of those would do for my commute.

And in other tweed news:
http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Retro-protest-at-Abercrombie-Fitch-s-London-site-3502803.php

So sad that I missed but conversely, glad it turned out well...chances improve for a "next time" that I WILL get to participate in! Hooray!

I should mention that there's now an official Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/AlbanyTweedRide

Lots more great stuff up there.

Otherwise known as "Dorks on Bikes!" ;)

Sorry, I still don't get it.

That's the most adorable bulldog I have EVER seen!

pip pip cheerio and all that...

don't mean to be a wet blanket but I can't help but worry that tweed caps don't offer quite the noggin protection that a bike helmet does. I'm sure you can cram the helmet on over your cap for the ride portion of the day. or does that spoil the tweediness?

It is no surprise to me that the Morton brothers are dominating this photo set

So sad to have missed this! Sadly, sinus infections and broken bicycles prevented it. This looks so great, can't wait for next time!

Regarding helmets: I'm in my 30s. I have never once put a helmet on my head (even as a child) to ride a bicycle. I don't imagine that I ever will (unless I decided to go as fast as I can for long periods of time and/or if I go "off-roading" or something).

oh James...(sadly shaking my head). please pop in my work sometime and I will show you what I gaze at all day: the ghost bike across the street--Western Ave. Off roading has nothing to do with it if your bare head gets in the way of a curb. Or a car.

just saying...:-)

I wish they had this when I lived in Albany. Albany has it all over Florida, there's so much to do in Albany.

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