Wow, that was really quick. My LHT sold a little over three hours after I posted it on Craigslist Friday evening. The new owner is a nice guy who's originally from Great Britain now living in Fort Worth. He told me that a group of his friends from the U.K. are planning a ride from Seattle to Boston this summer. He's going to ride with them through a portion of the route. I'm glad that my old bike will be used for the purpose it was intended, loaded touring. I asked him to send me some photos from the trip, hopefully he'll remember.
Goodbye old friend.
Random Stuff below:
VelociPete: Go to Pete's blog for photos from the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. His wife (or girlfriend?) has lots of photos on her blog as well. The official web page for the tour looks interesting, but I haven't had a chance to spend any time there yet.
The Highway Cycling Group: This is another really cool blog from the U.K. that I recently discovered. This blog is devoted to leisure cycling.
David, the blog's author.
David's uncle used to do some amateur racing a long time ago. This is his uncle's old race bike.
Uggh...My eyes, my eyes!!!
This pristine Dave Scott Centurion road bike is currently for sale in the Dallas area Craigslist. I know I made fun of these bikes a while back, but this thing is so ugly that I strangely find myself wanting one, probably for the shock value alone. The matching saddle is what did it for me. I would wrap the bars in yellow tape and hunt down some matching vintage lycra. Once again, if you are the person selling this bike, please don't be offended as I will probably be the one buying it from you if it's still available in a few weeks.
Pondero: Christopher shows off his photographic skills and ability to talk large farm animals into posing for cycling related photos. I've mentioned his blog before, I just really like this photo.
Bike by the Sea: I've never been to California. Other than L.A. and San Francisco, I don't know much about the other cities out there. I had heard that San Diego was nice but I had never heard anything about Santa Barbara. It looks like a great place to ride. Christa has lots of beautiful photos of these places on her blog Bike by the Sea. I found Christa's blog after she commented on one of my posts, but I saw that she was recently featured on Change Your Life, Ride a Bike (Hey, Philip's there also).