Thought this thread might interest you.
I've also used this website in the past, I like some classic bicycles! Not because I'm a collector, it's the one way I can have a "stylish" bike without spending a high amount of money. :rolleyes: Okay, some of that is said in jest but I really do know a bit about cycling over there, the brands, Claude Butler, that riding from Land's End to John O'Groats (which to anyone who doesn't know seems to be riding from one part of the United Kingdom (England) to the very tip top (Scotland where John O'Groats is)). It's a famous ride and of course, of course, United Kingdom have done very well in cycling events, the Olympics, the last Tour de France, I know who Reg Harris is, read a book all about Raleigh, so it's more than a passing knowledge. Oh, that website: classiclightweights.co.uk/
There is one essay/article on that website I find interesting is that before World War II, cycling as a pass time really was a big deal in England/UK. Why are there so many bikes under different companies called the "Clubman", because Raleigh, Claud Butler, various makers made them for the popular cycling clubs, a group would go on a weekend trip, rather inexpensive and go camping, etc. It really sounded like something one might want to be in.
Yes, even today, there are plenty of cycling clubs, one goes out for a ride and that is fine but I think it's a bit different in these modern times.
But what remains, is that one can go cycling, I've been cycling for years, and one can feel closer to nature, to God, honestly. I've seen wild life like never before, thank goodness, no really threatening animals here. Once at sunset, an owl caught a squirrel just a few feet right next to me once while I was on the bike, I kept riding, I didn't want to disturb things.
Deer, and a few other animals yes, I see, not long ago, I saw a flock of crows, I mean there were probably about 200 of them going through the crisp winter sky, I never knew that so many would do something like that. Well, sorry, a bit of a long answer here.
Afterthought: This would look good on a bike: img0.etsystatic.com/003/1/5696755/il_fullxfull.379908132_l7a6.jpg Somewhere, I should have one.