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Old 03-09-14, 06:06 AM   #1
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Tweed Ride Recumbent

Has anyone ridden a bent in a Tweed ride. Would it be appropiate or frowned upon. I was thinking of using my Vision R30 CLWB.
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Old 03-09-14, 06:12 AM   #2
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Here is a picture of the intended bike.
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I think it's safe to say there will be folks who disapprove because there are folks who disapprove of almost everything. I'm also sure there will be folks who will think it's fine because it adds one more bike to the parade.

If you think that kind of ride might be fun, I say go for it and let the chips fall where they may. You're never going to be able to make everybody else happy so you might as well try to make yourself happy..
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My attitude is why should you care if some one dissapproves. As some one pointed out, there is someone that will dissapprove of most anything anyone does. I say ride and have fun!
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I joined a Tweed ride riding my polished Gold Rush while wearing a neon green jacket. I'm a rebel, I am.

They rode awful slow. What's the point of riding a bike if you don't get along?
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Old 03-09-14, 09:23 AM   #6
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We have a Seersucker coming up next month, I plan on riding it for the event. Right now i have it disassembled for cleaning, new housing and new cables. I also might get it repainted, now would be a good time for it.
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I don't 'get' this Tweed stuff. And now you mention Seersucker!!??

Oh, well, if it gets people out on bikes.........................................
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Definately ride your recumbent,be prepared to answer lots of questions.Nice bike by the way.
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I hadn't heard of the term. Here's a link to the Wikipedia article and pictures of the last San Diego ride.
Tweed Run - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
5th Annual San Diego Tweed Ride | Photo Gallery | UTSanDiego.com

It looks like a lot of ordinary people mostly riding ordinary bikes in conventional clothing with a few in genuine tweed. The only concern is the possibility of crashing a SWB recumbent in that large a crowd. I'm not sure I would do it on my Haluzak Horizon but would consider using a trike.
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I hadn't heard of the term. Here's a link to the Wikipedia article and pictures of the last San Diego ride.
Tweed Run - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
5th Annual San Diego Tweed Ride | Photo Gallery | UTSanDiego.com

It looks like a lot of ordinary people mostly riding ordinary bikes in conventional clothing with a few in genuine tweed. The only concern is the possibility of crashing a SWB recumbent in that large a crowd. I'm not sure I would do it on my Haluzak Horizon but would consider using a trike.
I've ridden my Cruzbikes in large crowds without any issues.

That being said, not having to worry about balancing in a large crowd is definitely a plus.
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According to Wiki, tweed rides started in London, and people actually wore tweed outfits.

But again unless there is a specific rule against riding a bent, by all means do so. I have read somewhere in the past some rides do specifically exclude bents. Something about the roving sags wouldnt be able pick up a bent in case of a break down.
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I'm going to go for it. delcrossv, cool looking bent, I would love to ride on of those.
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