LPTST – The Bikes

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When I arrived at the gathering spot, the first thing that caught my eye was the bicycles. I didn’t really see the people or the various motorized vehicles in which they arrived. All I really saw was wonderful machines in all directions. In fact, I was a little surprised to see cars in the background of these photos.  I didn’t even realize they were in the vicinity.

I’ve been to races, bicycle rallies, and various charity rides, and have seen large numbers of bicycles gathered together before. But I had witnessed nothing like this assembly. To someone who cares nothing for these amazing machines, I suppose it looks simply like a bunch of bikes. But to me, the vast variety of the unusual was overwelming. So I carried my camera with me everywhere and snapped quick photos all along the way.

So today’s post is basically a photo dump of some of the bicycles of the Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour (or LPTST for short here on out). While I admire and marvel at these machines, I confess that I am not very knowledgable. I realize that there are many classic Raleigh roadsters in the bunch. But there are a few other brands of high reputation represented as well. See if you can spot them.

I invite you to quickly scroll through just to get a general sense of the bicycles used (105 in all) in this event…or slowly savor and identify delightful details…as it suits your fancy. Maybe you’ll pick out a favorite, and maybe you’ll even spot my dressed up Quickbeam (which will have its own feature post later).

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