Tweed, the new…Spandex? | Synopsis

Tweed, the new…Spandex?

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About 70 people gathered in Decatur, Georgia, on Sunday, November 11, for a celebration of period fashion and cycling. Style-centric rides such as this one have been organized around the world, but Sunday was the Atlanta suburb’s inaugural Autumn Classic Ride. “It goes back to childhood, to riding for fun. … No spandex or cleats,” a recreational rider says (CNN) — Laura Bellinger wishes she could bike around Atlanta more often. She’d even consider making the five-mile ride to work if she weren’t “a little chicken” when it comes to braving the city’s infamous rush-hour traffic without the protective shell of a car. But she couldn’t resist an opportunity to bike for her first “tweed ride,” the dandy’s answer to critical mass, in which cyclists don vintage-inspired attire for a leisurely ride.

People:

Laura Bellinger

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.619648

Sentiment Quote
0 “Events like this get me comfortable with the idea of riding more often because I can learn from others,” said Bellinger, …
0.0775992 “Events like this get me comfortable with the idea of riding more often because I can learn from others,” said Bellinger, a public relations specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I totally love fashion and vintage, so dressing up just made it more fun.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0775992
  • Mean: 0.0387996
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Robin Bylenga

Overall Sentiment: 0.473437

Relevance: 0.391724

Sentiment Quote
0.16601 “Roadways are the new runway,” reflect owner Robin Bylenga’s view that women look good when they feel good, she said. …
0.326687 “We’re about community and building camaraderie and demystifying cycling,” Bylenga said. …
0.131795 “We’re about community and building camaraderie and demystifying cycling,” Bylenga said. “My customer would rather buy two fashionable jerseys than one highly technical, over-the-top, performance-enhanced jersey.”
0.115124 Bylenga said she hopes eventually to add a coffee shop similar to Chicago’s Heritage Bicycles General Store, where a counter sign proclaims, “People demand bikes and coffee.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 4
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.739616
  • Mean: 0.184904
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Melissa Balmer

Overall Sentiment: 0.118589

Relevance: 0.356886

Rebecca Serna

Overall Sentiment: -0.459864

Relevance: 0.335091

Sentiment Quote
-0.266171 “People don’t realize that for kids and young adults, being in a car is the biggest cause of serious and deadly accidents,” said Serna, …
-0.0239962 “People don’t realize that for kids and young adults, being in a car is the biggest cause of serious and deadly accidents,” said Serna, referring to studies showing that motor-vehicle traffic-related deaths are the biggest cause of unintentional deaths among those 19 and under. “There needs to be a better understanding of what the real risks are and all the ways in which you make cycling safe.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.2901672
  • Mean: -0.1450836
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Levi

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.325993

Chris Hunt

Overall Sentiment: 0.359993

Relevance: 0.323968

Sentiment Quote
0.162417 Chris Hunt chose an outfit of matching black vintage wool racing shorts and sweater emblazoned with the logo of Italian luxury brand Cinzano in a nod to the days “when cyclists smoke and drank and still won,” …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.162417
  • Mean: 0.162417
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Mikael Colville-Andersen

Overall Sentiment: 0.156088

Relevance: 0.321402

Michael Salvatore

Overall Sentiment: 0.23216

Relevance: 0.309079

Norma Palus

Overall Sentiment: 0.713019

Relevance: 0.304446

Sentiment Quote
0.408973 “It’s just riding for pleasure instead of running the roads,” Palus said …
0.255548 “It’s just riding for pleasure instead of running the roads,” Palus said as she prepared to join the ride. “It goes back to childhood, to riding for fun, to enjoy it. No spandex or cleats.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.664521
  • Mean: 0.3322605
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Andy Clarke

Overall Sentiment: 0.0421061

Relevance: 0.302954

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Harris Tweed

Overall Sentiment: 0.191933

Relevance: 0.287475

Jae Schmidt

Overall Sentiment: 0.0470028

Relevance: 0.24701

Key:

  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Organization: League of American Bicyclists

Overall Sentiment: 0.183306

Relevance: 0.386269

Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.31534

Company: CNN

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.355779

City: Decatur

Overall Sentiment: 0.0951232

Relevance: 0.783704

City: Atlanta

Overall Sentiment: 0.049767

Relevance: 0.497051

City: New York

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.304422

StateOrCounty: Georgia

Overall Sentiment: 0.16789

Relevance: 0.391675

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StateOrCounty: California

Overall Sentiment: -0.0646868

Relevance: 0.370421

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Facility: Bicycles General Store

Overall Sentiment: 0.287452

Relevance: 0.368183

Country: United States

Overall Sentiment: 0.99885

Relevance: 0.318228

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Tweed, the new…Spandex?

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Laura Bellinger wishes she could bike around Atlanta more often. She’d even consider making the five-mile ride to work if she weren’t “a little chicken” when it comes to braving the city’s infamous rush-hour traffic without the protective shell of a car.

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