Following my solomn vow, I gave away my Vintage Raleigh Sports yesterday. It was given to me, in excellent riding shape, by a BF member who only asked that I give it away when I no longer wanted to ride it.
I realized pretty quickly that a beautiful vintage three speed doesn't get much road time with me here in the hilly Virginia countryside, so it mostly sat in my office. After a few months the Raleigh (which an office mate had named "Miss Moneypenny") seemed to want much more fresh air and exercise than I was giving it, so I posted here and elsewhere a "Free to Good Home" ad.
A fellow who plans to ride it on the flatter Washington DC trails came and picked the bike up and took her away. His five-year-old daughter seemed fascinated with the big ding dong bell I had put on it.
I feel just a touch sad to see Miss Moneypenny go. But mostly I feel good to know that the bike will be getting regular workouts. And, honestly, I'm glad to have a little more free space in my office. Sometimes ya just gotta let go.