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).
That’s downright pretty.
What a gorgeous huddlement of bicycles, love the shots with the stone walls, especially the last one .
Bike Porn. Thank you!
Thanks for posting this.
I will savory the images, the individual dress is as fascinating as their steeds. Thank you for bringing us along.
Yes, it was quite a dress-up affair. Who knew you could tour two solid days, be comfortable, and look dapper at the same time?
Well by the looks of it you all did a fabulous job.
Very cool bikes, Chris.
I loved looking at the steel mugs, the Carradice and especially at the Twenty.
Thanks, Chandra. That Twenty has carried me through two Three Speed Tours, thus far.