Friday, April 11, 2014

A New Biking Season Has Begun

     Finally, the long winter is over. The sun is shining and I'm ready to hit the roads again. Let me show you my new acquisition: A 1983 Raleigh Mixte.
     The poor bike had a few issues, so my husband went to work fixing it up for me. He replaced the rusted wheels and put on new handlebar grips and fenders. He also added a cute basket to the front. Here it is in all it's glory.

Doesn't it look spiffy? I took this picture just before I headed out with my boys for a picnic.

They love it when I take pictures of them

Yes, the basket is detachable, just how handy is that?  So, this leads to the reason why I bought this bike. I still have my peach road bike and my blue mountain bike. This bike will be used specifically for town trips under fifteen miles. So expect to see some fun posts about various picnic and city events.
    Speaking of which, expect a post soon about Portland's Tweed Ride on April 13th. My family and I will be dressed in our best tweed outfits for the ride. I promise to take lots of pictures.

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