Monday, November 18, 2013

Raleigh Sports Three Speed- Fall Ride

As the days get shorter and colder, you have to take the riding conditions as you find them. Today was a prime example. At 70 degrees and sunny, the evening really demanded a ride after work. I managed to slip an hour's ride in and even get a couple of pictures while I was at it.

The 1974 Raleigh Sports is a sharp looking bicycle and the Bronze Green paint really looks good in the sun. The Dynohub and Sturmey lamp set work well enough to be seen by cars as dusk closes in, though I wouldn't want to be out on them in pitch blackness either.

It all goes to show that even a week or so before Thanksgiving, you can still hit good weather here in Virginia. The biggest limiting factor is the switch to Eastern Standard Time, which happened a couple weekends ago. That loss of an hour of light in the evening really hurts, and you have to take the best days when you can get them. You also have to work on your dark and cold weather cycling outfit, which I talked about last fall.

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