Wacky Races on a sunny Saturday

Posted: March 4, 2012 in Saturday Transport
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My 1960’s Raleigh Runabout’s

Yesterday started quite horribly wet. It was almost like April can be, warm but raining quite hard. A day for the indoors, yawn. To my sheer delight after a couple of hours the clouds parted and the sun shone with that pale brilliance that I always associate with the spring. I checked my garden. My trees are budding nicely. My North facing clematis is a riot of bloom and all was well with the world.

As a perfect antidote to the slothful morning, the usual round of tidying and cleaning my significant other and I decided to let the housework hang and go for a ride on our recently restored Runabouts. There is nothing quite like the grin inspiring feeling of the wind full in the face while screaming along at all of 18 to 19 miles per hour whilst puffing small amounts of blue smoke.

It is quite insane. It is not just the rider that gains immense pleasure from these tiny machine’s. Pedestrians, and yes sometimes those cagers stuck in their 4 x 4’s look, point and smile. Children who have never seen such mechanical minnows before stare longingly. That looks like a Proper Bike.

Three quarters of an hour later we return home having had a blast that lasts the entire day. I highly recommend buying a Raleigh Runabout and having some quality FUN.

Two wheels are always better than four


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