Friday, July 30, 2010

Oh You Sweet Thing

Enough of these dry subjects like parking and infrastructure for now. While these thoughts were running through my head, I personally was enjoying a few rain-free days on my Raleigh. Now, I adore Blue Belle and respect her comfort, reliability, and ability to carry several weeks worth of groceries. But it's the Raleigh that makes me swoon.
It's really not fancy, or practical in bad weather, or even in the greatest condition. But it is a pleasure to ride. The responsiveness of the old internal gear hub. The sturdy frame that smooths out bumps and maneuvers nimbly through the streets. The perfectly sized handlebars. I just love it. It makes me feel stately and graceful, too.

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