Every once and a while (But not often enough) I get a letter like this from someone that has ether found my Raleigh blog or has been reading it.
So you will know, Its the reason I continue. Its nice for folks to check in and read their story. This letter came to me today:
I just found your blog and enjoyed reading about the life of a Raleigh bike enthusiast. I'm just entering back into the world of the Raleigh bike. My folks gave us kids Raleighs for Christmas in 1971. I had the men's bronze-green Raleigh Sport. It was too big for me at the time but I managed to get on it and ride off into the sunset. Most kids in my neighborhood were getting the Schwinn 10 speeds. My Raleigh Sport, or "Green Hornet" as I called it, may not have been the coolest bike on the block but it was a great bike. I didn't know really how great a bike it was until years later when I started riding again. I've recently reconnected with the "Green Hornet" having purchased a near identical Raleigh Sport out of Portland, Oregon. It's going to be my town and pub bike. We have more hills here but the Raleigh should cruise without too much effort.
Thanks again for sharing. I've greatly enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to future postings.
From Auburn, California
PS. I should be getting my bike next week. I'll share a photo of the Raleigh, me, and the town of Auburn.
Thank You Deren Ross and please let me know if you need anything for your Raleigh experience in the future.
We are looking forward to your photos.