G'day Beautiful People!
How are we doing with the chilli winter? Is it one more reason to ride or does winter make you more numb and willing to stay warm and at home?
Luckily for us it was not that cold on the evening of FRI 5th MAY (yes I know it is now 15 days ago but we've been very busy) and we enjoyed one of the most interesting bicycle events around Australia, the so called Style over Speed ride. It was 150% awesome fun!! Photos attached below courtesy of Pixels by Design Photos, Wynnum.
We had plenty to ride, laugh and enjoy at Style over Speed ride, people were all happily joining together under a beautiful clear sky spreading some magic powder-of-stars. Everybody around had a big smile. Quite a good number of people were first timers showing up, as well as plenty of first time riders! Nonetheless, nobody was scared and people were just excited of attending such uniquely diverse and original event.
We experienced a tremendous success at the ride, not only because everybody loved our truly authentic and somehow woggish accent (pizza, pasta, mamma & cappuccino) but also thanks to Paulina and Enzo, the Lombardo Bikes Asia Pacific representatives who paid up a visit and joined us with their beautiful Sanremo and Touring 28 for a beautiful evening ride along Brisbane CBD, South Bank and West End.
From the top of my mind and after checking with Mario we probably counted 189 bicycles all together, 90% with working lights on.
Although, this time the remaining 10% without lights did not receive any fine by the police, unlike those without helmet during the Tweed Ride last August. The bike portfolio was extremely diverse, from the classic old ladies bike to the modern funky cargo bike and all the way to the great latest MTB with hydraulic disc brakes! In spite of this, everybody was welcome no matter the bike type, the clothing or the experience.
The ride itself was not excessively long, it was actually quite enjoyable for any type of rider including the extreme novices. Having said that, you needed a decent functioning bicycle to perform the ride with working lights. Temperature was actually quite nice but what impressed us the most was the ability for people to be ready at 5:30pm on a Friday afternoon with their beautiful stylish clothes and their bikes, yet displaying enough energy to ride around... to our vision, it is a great alternative to the classic socializing in front of a beer in a pub... not that we do not like the latter, however variety is the spice of life! Why pizza everyday if you can have classic lasagne?
A similar event like the one we are describing to you today will be held around August, the so called Tweed Ride. It is a very interesting event and you are required, when possible, to wear your most amazing tweed. Scroll down our blog to find out more about the last year Tweed Ride event in Brisbane. Although last year we attended the Tweed Ride in Melbourne and Sydney, unfortunately due to iPhone collapse we have no photo on record of those :(
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Thank you very much for your attention, see you all soon, Many Happy Rides!
Mario and Roberto
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