October Tweed

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hendri
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Hello all! Ben and I are ironing out the last details of the October Tweed Run that we are leading saturday the 16th. We’ve led two of them so far, and rather than choosing the route for the upcoming with an iron fist, we thought we’d open it up to suggestions, and put something together from what comes back. All we know is that it will begin and end at ClankWorks in Doughboy Square. There will be an after ride studio open-house with free refreshments, and tunes of some kind.

So! The question is:

What parts of the city would you like to see from behind a pair of north road bars whist pedaling along in your knickers and wool caps?


t
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What if it rains?


dooftram
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“What if it rains?”

Ah, the smell of wet wool….


HoffmannJ
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Well, they are a company that makes fenders, after all.

Enough plugging, I do plenty of that for you guys as it is. Drew, I’d be cool with the ride going just about anywhere flat. I know some people didn’t care for the climb up to Schenley Park for the seersucker ride.

Do you have a start time pinned down? I’m still planning on how to fit this in around our PIX schedule…


edmonds59
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Bzzzt! Waxed cotton is the correct answer.


wojty
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Rain is of course a concern, and it should be said the after-party at the studio is on rain or shine. With shine, we can move things outdoors too and have a good time, otherwise everyone will get to know one another a bit better inside.

A current route that is looking fairly flat and attractive, though similar to the spring tweed, would be a jaunt all the way down penn, across roberto clemente with an immediate loop around down to the trail (things get tight there for a group…), take the north shore for a bit until the slope up next to heinz field. Allegheny Ave up to Western Ave (a bit of a hill there), western back through west park, take commons drive a bit until we turn down and take river ave back to 31st, and to the studio.

A big complication is that we want to start and end the ride at doughboy square, so that people don’t have to rush off to get back home at the end. As per start time, we are looking like 4-4:30 is most likely, so we can definitely say the part starts at 6 or so (sunset is at 6:15 that saturday)


wojty
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Official blog entry and poster have been posted.

We need your input!

There should be live music too…


Tabby
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love the poster. you should post it on here if you can.


cburch
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too bad i will be out of town…


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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Wow. Beautiful poster. Really nicely done.


Swalfoort
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Just hoping it isn’t 80 degrees out this time through…..


wojty
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The current projected high of 54 and slightly cloudy is making our inner brits rather excited.

We will have a grill going either way afterwards, with meat and vegetarian things alike to go on. A keg of East End should also be around…


StuInMcCandless
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Stop drooling on the bicycle, Stu.


Swalfoort
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Boy, that last post makes me really grateful that you are borrowing MY bike for the Bridesmaid Ride, and not the Tweed Ride! (and yes, I know you are drooling over the Tweed Bike…..)


edmonds59
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My Sat. is looking pretty shot, but the after party is sounding mighty enticing.


Tabby
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no beer for you, edmonds unless you ride. or at least you better show up in a dapper outfit.


StuInMcCandless
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Or at least with a Yorkie in a basket, and a bow in her hair.


wojty
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Pedal Pale Ale looks to be on the menu, and a half barrel of it at that! So we will definitely need your help after the ride, stay thirsty!


wojty
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Three Hours!

There will be Burgers, Dogs and Veggie Burgers afterwords, as well as a slew of finger foods. And plenty of drink choices!

The ride route is finalized, and will take us through a lovely jaunt in the Northside, and shall be a leisurely 8 or 9 miles, nothing too intense!

We hope everyone will join us, and then keep hanging out afterwards!


Swalfoort
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Wow! Another great ride! Many thanks to Ben, Drew and the rest of the Clankworks gang for putting this together.


Charles
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Good Times were had by all.


dwillen
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I agree. Super props to Ben, Drew and their associates. Fantastic bike ride and after party! The pedal pale ale and food was much appreciated!


Noah Mustion
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Thanks for the ride/party/food/booze guys. Lovely time!


Marko82
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Thanks for the great time! Can’t wait for the winter wool version.


wojty
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Thanks for coming out guys! It was a blast and we are looking forward to a winter ride already.

If anyone has pictures, feel free to send them over to info.at.Clankworks.com! We will be getting ours together and online shortly!

Thanks again to all those that attended and helped make this a success!


Erica
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Winter wool, you say? I’m ready:


StuInMcCandless
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I loved the music at the after party! If anyone else is into music of the 1920s and 1930s, try Radio Dismuke.

Yes, I very much enjoyed the food and brew! And the ride! Thank you!


Mary
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Thanks to all! Lovely to meet message board folks in person.


that guy
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That was great! Thanks guys and gals. Can’t wait for the next one.

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