Sunday, October 25, 2009

For her birthday, she asked for a bicycle

Last month I began riding my bike to work as a way to be more environmentally friendly, active, and neighborly while saving a little money. In the process, I've discovered a new passion for cycling and the cycle chic movement. I also became enamored with the idea of owning a vintage English 3-speed. Just a few days later, a gorgeous Raleigh Superbe showed up on our local Craigslist. I think we were meant to be together.

She still has her original Brooks leather saddle, air pump and DynoHub lighting. She was ridden so infrequently that she also still has an original Raleigh tire on the front. I'll replace her tires soon (as well as send her in for a tune-up), but as the old ones still hold air I took a chance on taking her for a ride into work yesterday. Aaron borrowed my sister's Trek so he could ride along, and he waited patiently while I took a few photos.

A lovely commute.

Snow! (You'll have to excuse the slight blurriness - I was pedaling one-handed.)

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