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A Group Ride In Tweed

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Last Sunday, my wife and I joined Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s first tweed ride. This was a first of many things for us. A first for us to ride with BFOC, a first for us to ride in a large group, a first for my wife to ride her new bike and a first for us to ride wearing tweed.

This was an interesting ride for me. I’ve seen pics of several other tweed rides and thought they looked fun, so I decided to join. My wife, wanting to break in her new bike, wanted to do the ride as well. The fun started when we spent some time searching for the proper attire. Tweed, at a reasonable price, is hard to find — but we enjoyed the hunt.

On the day of the ride, we joined the rest of the group as they gathered at the top of the Grassy Knoll, in downtown Dallas. We spent a some time checking out each other’s outfits and sharing stories as to how they were acquired. When the ride started, my wife and I stayed at the back of the group, hoping to not feel the pressure of being too rushed.

The group headed east on Ross Avenue towards the Arts District where we rode by the DMA, the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theater. From there, we headed south on Pearl Street and then west on Main Street. On Main, we stopped off at the City Employee Credit Union for a group shot on the steps. After that, we continued down Main Street until we reached Houston Street. We took it south to access the Houston Street Viaduct which crossed into Oak Cliff. It was interesting yet kind-of sad to see the old Reunion Arena in a pile of debris.

As we rolled into Oak Cliff, a few of us got separated from the big group. This didn’t concern me since my wife knows her way around OC. We actually followed some folks who got off the planned route, but quickly negotiated a new detour to the Bishop Arts District.

At the Bishop Arts District, the group gathered in front of Eno’s Pizza and enjoyed refreshments while Matt Tolentino entertained us with his accordion. We stayed there for quite some time, taking pictures and meeting other cyclists. After that, some of the group stayed while the rest of us headed back to downtown Dallas.

Overall, it was a great ride. My wife and I really enjoyed meeting all the great folks who took part of the group and we hope to do it again.

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Written by dickdavid

November 24, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Pics From Terror on Two Wheels

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Since we were hanging out with the kids today, we couldn’t break away to participate in FMD & BFOC’s Terror on Two Wheels group ride. Wanting to see some cool costumes and cool bikes, we couldn’t resist swinging by to check out the group before their ride. We managed to grab a few pics while we were there. Enjoy:

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October 31, 2009 at 10:38 pm

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Halloween Rides in Dallas

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Zombie Cyclist

"Zombie Cyclist" by georgie_grrl

If you have a bike and nothing to do on halloween day, head on down to Oak Cliff and take a fun ride in your costume. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, FMD and 75208 “will lead the group from the Grassy Knoll in Downtown Dallas through some of the most notorious ghost-ridden spots in town.” during their Terror on Two Wheels haunted Dallas group bike ride.

Show up around 2:30 p.m. today and wear a costume if you have one. There will be a contest for the best one at the end of the ride. Go here for details. IF you do Facebook, go here.

After that, you can take a spin with the Liberty Cycle Works costume ride, starting at 5:00 p.m. Head on down to their shop at 604 Plymouth Park Plaza in Irving, TX.

Haunted Group Ride

Image From BFOC. Please Visit Their Site.

Liberty Cycle Halloween Group Ride

Image From Liberty Cycle Works. Please Visit Their Site.

Written by dickdavid

October 31, 2009 at 6:55 am