New for 2008 and a smashing success every year is the Lake City Brew-Up. Join the Nutters with your vintage camp stove and enjoy a Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit-Down in Ohuta Park along the waterfront. Be sure to bring your favourite biscuits, cake, clotted cream, jam or ham. Ohuta Park is at the end of Chestnut or Walnut Street.
Yes, there are rules: In keeping within the spirit of riding through England in the '30s, your kit for the Brew-Up should be hauled upon your Trusty Steed. (Also because the 3-Speed Lorry may not be there.) Perishables like milk, butter or other treats may be purchased anywhere you wish. Judging is done via 2 categories: 1/4 menu, 3/4 presentation. We will not time the brewing process. Hint: the key to a cracking presentation is artwork; the winning couple in 2010 displayed an original watercolour painted during the tour at various scenic overlooks. The 2012 winners did a reading from a Jeeves and Wooster play.
This little competition is quite good-natured fun and sharing of your home-baked treats is strictly encouraged. Winners enjoy the adoration of all and receive a stunning traveling trophy in the form of a Silver Jubilee plate. Rules are subject to revision and bribes are strictly encouraged.
For many years, we have relished our stop at the Old Stone Wall in Old Frontenac; an idyllic spot for photos and a relaxing chat. A new addition for 2014 is the Light-Up; bring your fathers old Dr. Grabow or your new Askwith and have a go. Presentation is everything, of course, so plan on a nice bit of kit and be ready to tell the tale. I plan on having my new Tom Thumb pipe on display, perhaps with a new handlebar holder and a bit of roadside spearmint. Actual smoking is not necessary, no judging, no pressure. On the corner of Manypenny Avenue and Faribault Street.
"The 3ST had an unexpected impact on my cycling; it was as though I had been introduced to an entirely new sport. Quite shocking really." -Mike Jenkins
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