In spite of the torrential rain and a shortened ride, a wonderful time was had by all at Tweed Ride Victoria 2013! Instead of a nice long ride to Gorge Park, a few of us took a shorter ride from St Ann’s Academy to the old railway roundhouse in Esquimalt. Many more came by other routes and means and we all picnicked together. It was nice to be dry for the afternoon. And, I won in the Best Lady’s Bike category! The coordinators of this event always do an amazing job. The proceeds support Bicycles for Humanity, Victoria. I didn’t take too many photos, but in the weeks ahead there should be lots to view on the Tweed Ride website.

Riley, Frasier and GJ having fun as twits. We'd all had a lot of tea by then.

Riley, Frasier and GJ having fun as twits. We’d all had a lot of tea by then.

GJ (right), in his fabulous hunting trousers,  beret and Welsh wool tweed jacket, chats with two other tweedy gents.

GJ (right), in his fabulous hunting trousers, beret and Welsh wool tweed jacket, chats with two other tweedy gents.

The rain! It actually wasn't bad while we were riding, but really opened up later in the afternoon. Still a very beautiful day!

The rain! It actually wasn’t bad while we were riding, but the sky really opened up later in the afternoon. Still a very beautiful day!

The "art" shot of a rain-soaked window with our friend Riley (who won for Best Men's Facial Hair) seated on the left.

The “art” shot of a rain-soaked window with our friend Riley (who won for Best Men’s Facial Hair) seated on the left.

Our tweedy picnic at the roundhouse.

Our tweedy picnic at the roundhouse.

My little picnic: sandwiches, fresh farm cherry tomatoes, pickles made by our friend Rebecca, and in the tin, orange coconut macaroons. And of course, tea, this year supplied by Murchies.

My little picnic: sandwiches, fresh farm cherry tomatoes, pickles made by our friend Rebecca, and in the tin, orange coconut macaroons. And of course, tea, this year supplied by Murchies.

 

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