Any interest on a Viking Ride?

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bikeygirl
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Trying to rescue this thought from the vegetarian tread…

WE SHOULD DO A VIKING RIDE!!!!! :D

Just THINK about all the fun involved!!! And at the end, we can go and ‘pillage’ a bar or restaurant for lot!!! :D

Before winter ends & those long-beards go to waste, let’s friendly-terrorize the city! Anyone in?

I’m already fantasizing of putting horns on my helmet, and maybe getting a hatchet or something :)


edmonds59
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It would be a good way to celebrate Walpurgisnacht, but that’s kind of a long way off (April 22 – May 1).


reddan
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If time permits, I’m in. I’ll scour the rust off my old helm for this.


edmonds59
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Leave the blood though, right?


reddan
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Most of that is on the inside of the helm.


salty
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I don’t know if this is or is not a good viking helmet (well, for $5 I guess I have a pretty good idea about that), but I have to love the description:

– Gives you a true VIKING FEELING!

excellent!!!!!!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/McToy-Viking-Helmet/dp/B000FH9EQO


bikeygirl
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Maybe it can be a “welcome spring” ride….. on March…


Pierce
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If Nick D or Mark comes we can have techno vikings


StuInMcCandless
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How about a Hagar The Horrible look-alike contest?


Lolly
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We could do a bulk order of fake beards.


wojty
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Or plan far enough ahead that the grow-your-own variety can get prepared.

Vikings.


edmonds59
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Yes – how about for Ostara, March 20 – 21 (equinox).

http://www.wizardrealm.com/norse/holidays.html

If dudes can wear dresses, then ladies can wear ladybeards.

Grub down on some lutefisk…


Lolly
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The last time I wore a fake beard was at a Barack Obama Inauguration party.

I am ready to dress as a viking.


bikeygirl
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I’m also ready to dress as a Viking!! :)


cburch
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If there is a Hagar lookalike contest please ask me what I want to win beforehand :D


erok
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there should be mead associated with this. also, there needs to be lots of valhalla references and epic battling after consumption of said mead


robjdlc
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Turkey legs.

That is the extent of my input. Delicious turkey legs.


reddan
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+1 mead. And, to go with the Hagar look-a-like, we need a “Best Valkyrie” competition.

And Wagner! Thunderous, overly loud, bonus-points-if-dance-remixed Wagner!


Pseudacris
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This sounds totally fun. Maybe a potluck picnic could be part of it since so many of the vikings on this list claim to be awesome in the kitchen?


Erica
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there should be mead associated with this. also, there needs to be lots of valhalla references and epic battling after consumption of said mead

Mead is delicious, and I happen to know a girl who made her own and is shipping some to me. I am excite.

Also, YES.


Lolly
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my high school mascot was the viking so i am highly qualified, for everything.


edmonds59
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This is starting to sound like a thing.

Also, my guess is that Meadville, Pa would be a huge disappointment after this discussion.


bikeygirl
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I would highly recommend props…. i.e. hatchets, hammers, shields, swords, etc that could be carried in the back…. otherwise how would the pillaging happen?

+ mead

+ turkey legs

March might still be cold for a picnic, though… unless is somewhere inddors we could arrive to.


stefb
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I am all about wearing a beard an bushy eyebrows.


robjdlc
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Ride to renaissance festival!


Swalfoort
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Great idea. But I have another commitment on March 20th. Can we find another culturally relevant day? Syttende Mai (May 17th) is Norwegian independence day. Maybe then? Or would that be too close to the also proposed Cinco de Mayo ride?


edmonds59
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The date I tossed out was only an ever so loose suggestion, open to adjustment.

It would be nice to line something up in March though. And would certainly not exclude something else in May.

This seems to be taking on more legs than the 5 de 5 suggestion, so that’s just fine.

It seems like a ride of this nature should end around a large fire. I will need to think on this.


reddan
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“Loot, pillage, THEN burn.”

Important to keep things in order.


erok
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“Loot, pillage, THEN burn.”

hmmmm. this coulda been an amazing ride to the pittsburgh international auto show ;)

http://www.pittautoshow.com/AutoShow/


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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“my guess is that Meadville, Pa would be a huge disappointment after this discussion.”

I spent four years in Meadville. The town is a disappointment under any circumstances.


Pseudacris
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OMG, erok, I love that idea!


edmonds59
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I was thinking of an after pillage pyre, with a papier mâché suv. So we just need a location.


cburch
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if we burn an suv i’m out. i need mine for raiding trails and pillaging bike parks all summer.


Lolly
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We could make one of these! I’ve been giddy about the Green Hummer Project for years but have never had a chance to make one. Make it, ride it, burn it, grill food over the fire.

EDIT: the materials used in this particular hummer are not ideal for burning food over.


edmonds59
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alright, no suv, I don’t wan’t to bum anybody out.


cburch
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but seriously, i think its the wrong message to burn vehicles, even in effigy. it just reinforces the us v them mentality that gets no one anywhere positive. i do like the idea of a bonfire though. that’s always a good time.


reddan
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+1 cburch


dbacklover
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I have a cyser (apple mead) fermenting now (just sayin) I would enjoy a welcome back to riding ride since I’m not one of those who rides all year (i did ride much later into the cold this year than any other year)


Charles
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I have a few bottles of aged mead in the liquor cabinet.


Mick
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I gotta say that I really like the idea of burning vehicles. In effigy is best only because of pollutants.

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