Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gearing up for a tweed-ride

With the next tweed ride over a month away it's never too early to start planning an outfit or the picnic menu.

Tweed rides are an international phenomenon, where cyclists shun the traditional spandex in favor of knickers, vests, jackets, dresses, high heals and goggles.

Because the ride falls at the end of June and takes place in Sacramento it's going to be a seersucker ride, since tweed is too warm.

Seersucker, being that puckery light fabric, is perfect for summer rides. In keeping with the turn-of-the-century vintage look I checked for options, this dress would be appropriate. Ideally I'll find a  pair of light blue seersucker shorts and wear a lacy white button-up top.

I also want a pair of crocheted riding gloves from Effie's Heart and a yellow straw hat. 

For the picnic I'm planning:
  • cucumber sandwiches
  • raspberry lemonade
  • a goat cheese platter with pears, apples and crackers
  • prosciutto wrapped basil and mozzarella  
  • pretty table cloth and fresh flowers in a vase
For more information about upcoming tweed/seersucker rides check out the Sacramento Tweed blog or the SF Tweed blog, or whatever major city you're closest to, if you don't have a tweed ride, start one. 


Louise said...

Molly has the prefect hat for this ride, it looks a lot like the one pictured only with a wide dark green ribbon and a bit of matching netting. I could bring it to you, if she oks it.

Forevermelody said...

Oh yes, that would be lovely. And, if in all your free time you could learn how to crochet and make me some riding gloves, that would be awesome! Haha, thanks, Mom, I love you!


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