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
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
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?
Ricky in very much