Had some errands to run, wanted to test out the new bar/control setup on my 1983 Fuji S12-S Mixte
I live near the National Park Seminary, which is being redeveloped. In the far background, you can see some of the old structures.
A closer shot. Mounted a blackburn rack and some carradice bags that have been sitting around.
From the Seminary, there is a feeder route down to Rock Creek Trail. This route has been used since antebellum days, when it was used to haul tobacco down to Rock Creek so it would be floated down to Georgetown. So they say, anyhow.
Rock Creek Trail hooks up with Georgetown Branch Trail and on to Bethesda. Outside the Bethesda Post Office, the city bike is right at home alongside Wisconsin Avenue. We're sending some bike parts to a lucky ebay winner....
Circling back to Silver Spring, a stop at the bodega for some essentials.
Nice shakedown ride, about 15 miles. A few minor adjustment stops. Definitely need more extension on the stem if I'm going to ride it regularly, but have to see what the missus thinks. The ride/shifting is flawless, the smooth, quirk-free performance of so many Japanese consumer products of the 80's/90's. Back then, many derided this quality as the hallmark of soulless Japan Inc., whether it was cars, motorcycles or whatever. But times change and now it seems a little nostalgic.