Archive for September 26th, 2014


Mon Dieu! Buffalo’s own Bon Vivant Mr. Courtney graces the poster of this year’s BLRC Johnny Onion Ride and if there is any doubt of what this event is all about, all you need do is gaze upon this glorious visage. Always an anticipated event, the world’s only Johnny Onion Ride kicks off this Sunday at the crack of noon-ish at Canal Side. Dressing for this event is always particularly fun, as we adore all things French here at Buffalo Dandy. However, with the forecast calling for weather in the upper 70’s, one may have to tweak their outfits accordingly. Luckily, if you find yourself short of a French-inspired alphet, Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Outfitters will have everything you need to look parfait! As an added bonus, mention that you are partaking in the Johnny Onion Ride this weekend and you’ll receive 25% off your purchase! Long sleeve striped shirts (which are actually Russian Naval Shirts), berets, scarfs and pants can all be found there to get you looking as good as Mr Borden below. Hope to see everyone there. Don’t forget to bring some onions for the soup, and maybe a bottle of Cuvée Des Jonquilles. Salut!



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Oh look! The Moon! This means it’s once again time for the darling of BLRC runs. The Buffalo Lazy Randonneur Club hosts our fourth annual and (still!) world’s only Johnny Onion Ride. On this day we pay homage to AR JOHNNIGED BRO ROSKO, the pedaling peddlers of Breton’s famous Roscoff onions. Research them yourselves and see how fitting this tribute. Under their adopted moniker of Onion Johnny, these intrepid farmers have peddled their onions throughout Great Britain on bicycles. After crossing the channel by ferry, the Onion Johnny strings his bicycle with hundreds of pounds of prized onions to sell to homes and chefs. We do not ask so much of you. 

We do ask that you outfit yourself in [stereo]-typical french maritime or farmer style. Stripes, Berets, Neckerchiefs, etc. Also string a few onions to your own bike and we will add them to a cauldron of french onion soup made at the end of the ride. We gather at noon on the first sunday of autumn at out waterfront park, (port of Buffalo’s own ferry!) From there we lazily ride along bike paths to the rose garden pergola at Delaware Park, our nod to the english rose. Feel free to bring any other refreshments or picnic fare you like. 

As always we request that you remain responsible for your own safety and equipment. Whenever you ride, follow all laws and safety recommendations. 

This is a RAIN OR SHINE event. French sailors and farmers dress like they do for a reason.


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