Victor Roeder, son of Bellingham’s founder, Captain Henry Roeder, built this fine home. We’ll meet here to begin our ride. The first thing I notice is, where’s all the trees? I’m very happy there are so many more trees in the neighborhood. But when it was built…how close was his nearest neighbour? The second thing […]Read more "Victor Roeder’s Home"
The Victorian Cyclist blog writes: The primary function of cycling clubs in this period was weekend ‘club runs’, in which members would spend an afternoon going for a group ride, typically between twenty and sixty miles out into the British countryside. Central to these ‘runs’ were stops for food and liquid refreshment at pubs and […]Read more "Victorian Cycling Clubs"
Greg has been on previous Bellingham Tweed Rides. Here’s an awesome ride he made himself. He writes: I wanted to build a steampunk themed bike for awhile. But not gawdy, with a bunch of trinkets and such. I felt there were certain details that would make it steampunk. Brass, copper, swoopy lines, old-timey. The bike […]Read more "Greg’s Awesome Steampunk Bike"
While a tweed ride encourages you to find your grand-parents era clothes, just dressing for a Sunday outing is fine. Face painted mustaches and and a bow tie will work. A cotton blouse with any amount of lace will be fine. You may bring a tea cup, or a wicker basket. Bring some sugar cubes […]Read more "Hardcore for Tweed is Not Necessary"
Dean writes: Jed I might have a few pitches of the Skelton in my closet but I am down to a skeleton crew and lost my ghost rider. Scully had a little accident in all that wind a few broken ribs and a cracked scull usually the wind blows right through her but ,not this […]Read more "Tales of the Skeleton Crew"
While Maritime park is an OK starting point, I’d rather we start at a higher elevation, and preferably some place a bit historic. How about Village Green in Fairhaven? Throw out some ideas. (jed at bitratchet dot com.)Read more "What location should we start at?"