Got out to get some excercse this AM

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monbla256

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Doc and my PT told me I need to get out a bit every other day for some exercise so I goy out my old trusty Raliegh Tourister roadster bicycle and did a short 5 mike ride. It's a nice long easy riding comfortable bike and I bought it back in the late 70s and used it for many years as my comuting bike for a 10 mile one way daily commute to work.
Hears a pic of it for those not familiar with a "roadster" style of bike.

 

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I had a black one just like that and i rode thousands of miles on that thing. then I got a newer model - both were great bikes. Glad you are moving forward.
 

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That's great! I'm delighted your embracing the new lifestyle, too. My brother in law had a liver transplant a couple of months ag and is doing the same. Biking, hiking, better diet, etc. Just go slow and work up to the longer rides.
 

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Yeah. Ease into it. They kept me around the house on light duty for a month. Then they were kicking me in the backside to get to rehabilitation therapy for 12 weeks.
 

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5 miles!!! Good for you!! :cheers: FTRPLT
 

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:cheers:  :cheers: HURRAY! :cheers: :cheers: I think this is a good indication that Michael is definitely on the road to recovery. Atta Boy Michael! Stick with it! :)

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Attaboy! And that is one cool bike. Is that a bell I spy bolted on the handlebars?
 

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Sure is !! And it has a nice ding-ding to it which can be heard quite well !! Gets folks attention without pissing them off !! :twisted: :twisted: That upright laid back , long frame provides a nice smooth, comfortable ride !! And the sprung, leather saddle adds to the comfort.  Not something to sprint across the finish line but for city riding a much more practical bike! To bad Raliegh does not make it anymore. :twisted: :twisted:  Any of you guys ride bikes and if so let's see some pics of 'em! Her's another pic I took before I got the bell and luggage rack !!

 

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Great to see you're getting some exercise Michael. And that you seem to be recovering from your invasive procedure. May you continue to improve as your health allows.

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Cheers,

RR
 

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Glad to see you getting out and about Michael. Great exercise for you too!
 

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Great to see you back in the saddle Michael, ahem.

Cracking bike mate. Long story but I acquired a very similar model last year; a Raleigh Superb. It looks almost identical to yours, though without the Brooks saddle. A nice easy ride to the shops but wouldn't want to go too far on it. 5 miles sounds fair though. If you keep your beret on and drape a load of onions over the bars you'll certainly look the part! Mais oui!
 

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Stick":3vupjim1 said:
Great to see you back in the saddle Michael, ahem.

Cracking bike mate.  Long story but I acquired a very similar model last year; a Raleigh Superb.  It looks almost identical to yours, though without the Brooks saddle.  A nice easy ride to the shops but wouldn't want to go too far on it.  5 miles sounds fair though.  If you keep your beret on and drape a load of onions over the bars you'll certainly look the part!  Mais oui!
I was thinking a satchel of bagettes, but onions work as well......
 

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I'd strap the baguettes to the luggage rack ! There's a bakery a coiple of mile from my house which is run by a man from Lyon who makes REAL baguettes with a crisp crust and nice tasty insides, not tasteless white flour things that have a rubber crust and are made and sold at all the market bakerys around here !! Might have to make his bakery a spot to go to Friday for my exercise ride!!  :twisted:  :twisted:





I went to that bakery this am for my ride and came home  with three baguettes strapped to the luggage rack , Felt very French for sure and will definately this winter when I wear my beret !! :twisted: :twisted:
 

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When I raced Bicycles back in '68-'70 my ride was an ATALA Record Professional 101 . Columbas DB tubing, Nervex lugs/ and all Campangolo Nuevo Record headset, bottom bracket, hubs, chain rings, deraileur. drop outs with a Cellini Record stem and bars and Universal brakes and a B17 Brooks saddle. It also had Mavic rims with Clement sew ups. I finally found a pic of one in the Yellow/Green color mine was (.Mine did not have the French iDEALE saddle as this one has, I also put Campy bar end shifters on mine. )) Was a fast. light and VERY responsive bike !! I think I paid around $350.00 1969 dollars for it at the time and sold it to another rider for what I paid for it in '76 . Don't know if they are still in business but they made a nice bike for sure !! Here's the pic I found:



It was a FAR different riding bike than my Raleigh Tourist by far !! :twisted: :twisted:
 

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So there are NO other bike riders here? Thought I'd get lots of pics of the rides folks use but from the dirth of responses I gues no one else rides a bicycle here. To bad as it is an enjoyable pastime. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 
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