I'm digitizing some old photos and ran across a picture of my first full-size bike taken in 1951. I would have been 6 at the time and rode the bike continuously until the bike and I were hit by a care in 1962. It's a Raleigh "English Racer" as they were called at the time. Fancy 3-speed Sturmey Archer shifting and such. I loved that bike and rode it everywhere. The next bike I owned would have been by 1984 Miyata 912, purchased so my wife and I could ride with our twin sons.
Thinking about it how did a 6 y/o ever ride that darn thing?
Raleigh English Racer, Christmas 1951.jpg