Vintage Bicycle Repair and Riding: American and English Bicycles
Monday, July 11, 2016
Evening Rides in the Summer
There really is no substitute for the evening summer ride. There's lots of daylight, making it possible to ride in the cooler, evening conditions. I like to go right after dinner time. It's still light enough to ride safely, but it's cooler than earlier in the day.
I see quite a few other bicyclists out, along with pedestrians and others making use of the longer daylight.
The Schwinn New World is of the 'light roadster' school of design, being much lighter than a rod brake English bike, and even lighter than a fully-equipped Raleigh Sports. This New World is noticeably lighter than my Raleigh Sports bikes, which are fully equipped with lights, bags, racks, and such extras.