Saturday, January 13, 2018

Winter Riding with a Raleigh DL-1

It was a cold, windy day here. However, most of the road salt has dissipated because we recently had two warm, rainy days. While it was cold, the clearer roads gave me a chance to take this 1963 Raleigh DL-1 Export Model out for a ride.


The large wheels and wide tires go well over gravel roads - much more so than a regular Raleigh Sports bike.

After about 75 minutes, it was time to head home and get warm again. But it was my first time out on the road in about a month. I've put my Raleigh Grand Prix on a roller for practice indoors, but there's no substitute for real, over-the-road riding.