And now, for something completely different…

Shortly before the concept totally jumps the shark (Dallas even put one of these on, for gosh sakes!) a group of folks here in Austin, TX decided it is time for one of them tweed ride things.

But, being Dapper Dan men (we don’t want FOP, gosh darnit) we wanted to do it a little differently…

So, we’ve decided to honor the woolen fabric made in the small hamlet in County Clare, Ireland…

Hence, the Dapper Dan Dash / Shannon Tweed Ride.

And no, our title does not refer to the nightly romps of Mr. Gene Simmons with his ex-Playmate wife. 

Our first hand-bill is posted below.  A bit crudely-done, don’t you think?

This ride is being sponsored by our friends at The Peddler Bike Shop.  Please check out their new location at the curious 5-way stop at 51st Street and Duval.

We will meet up at 2:00 p.m. on January 10, 2010 at the Pfluger Bridge.  Ride your best 3-speed English touring bike.  Wear your tweeds, woolens, leathers, argyle, plus-fours, flat caps, etc.  Go see the new Sherlock Holmes movie for inspiration.  Make an effort to dress appropriately.  And for God’s sake, absolutely NO LYCRA.

Well, then, there you have it…

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a bit crude, wouldn't you say?

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Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 6:43 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Looking forward to this, after having seen the photos of the original London Tweed Run.

  2. Getting my outfit together (yay for Savers – jacket & bloomers for <$10!)


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