[CR]how many miles vintage? how many miles mod?

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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 19:39:31 -0500
From: "Harvey M Sachs" <sachshm@cox.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, crispyflotilla@yahoo.com
Subject: [CR]how many miles vintage? how many miles mod?

I ride something over 4000 miles/yr. I'd guess that 20% of that, or 800 mi. or so, is on an off-topic 80s C'dale commuting hack. Disgusting looking enough to leave outside in downtown DC. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. About as much is on my fixed-gear commuter, a 73 Raleigh Competition, which is on-topic. The rest is all recreational, on vintage bikes.

For the other poll, I'm 61. Grown up, if not adult. harvey "no relation" sachs mcLean va

Dear All, A question that I am sure comes up periodically, and one that has certainly has risen again (it's alive!) in George's letter, is a definition of terms: When we say 'we ride' (as in, our bikes) what number does 'ride' constitute? I have found that as I ride more (not a racer, not fast, but still do ride) that I am relegating my somewhat older bikes (bordering between 'on topic' and KOF mid '80's?Eisentraut, Colnago, Tesch, Sachs) less, my mod squad (Pegorettis, Litespeed) more... It's not a 'better'/'worse' commentary?more of what bike is appropriate for what ride. For distance, the mods. Pretty much, always. Which would beg (well, maybe not beg) the question: of those of you with modern bicycles & vintage, do you choose the vintage over the modern for rides that are 30+ miles? And how many miles a year on vintage vs. modern? I am, happily, at about 1000 per year vintage, 3-4,000 per year modern. How about all youz guys?
Just curious.
Ricky in very much
Carrboro, NC