I received this super nice photo and story from Illinois by Tim B:
Dad and his new Schwinn Varsity, May 1973Pictured: My dad’s 197X (1974?) Schwinn Varsity. Put some air in the tires, gave it a test run, and took it out for a GREAT ride this morning. It needs to be greased, tuned, de-gunkified, and have all the other things done to it that have not been done in 20+ years. But for now… Perfect. Solid. LOVE that bike. I’ve been window-shopping for road bikes for years, but I think my resources will be better spent “tuning up” this one. Love it. If it ain’t broke…
from Tim’s blog: life at 1901
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Vintage classic bikes live on and get to see adventures from generation, to generation
♥Gracias/thanks for sharing Tim!!
I’d like to thank Bill, a loyal reader and butterlap enthusiast, for always sending in informative maps of his almost weekly butterlap rides as well as his rides around the Bay. These Garmin maps are pretty nice, they show many details such as altitude, distance and time. Do you ride with one of those smart gadgets? Or how do you map your ride? Do tell.
Well, here are Bill’s latest shared map-links. Check them out!!
•• Maps ••
His latest two maps of Butterlap:
Garmin map: Butterlap, Sept. 8th
Garmin map: Butterlap, Sept. 1st
and Mt. Diablo:
“Stats from my ride yesterday all the way to the top of Mt. Diablo 🙂 Absolutely amazing at the top by grueling from bottom to the top!”
Garmin map: Aug 15 Mt. Diablo
And from his Sunday ride in the East Bay:
Garmin map: Sept. 12 Mt. Diablo
Gotta love the maps+info. Very cool!
♥From the UK
Tarquinn class shared this super nice video of the Robin Hood Tax.
May I say that well, that Robin hood, such a hottie. Ooooh need to visit the UK soon, mate.
Reader Troiano has a commercial site where he sells bikes. These are on the pricey side (as in 900 euros) but thought I posted it because I find it to just a bit similar to rideSFO Phil’s infamous yellow bike, which is made by sdg components and there are only a handful (if not less) of its kind, according to him. Sweet.
Phil’s bike and me – via his facebook album.