Can't decide which bike to ride for my New Years Day ride tomorrow - 100k permanent Populaire. My new recumbent, or my '76 Grand Jubile.
The Volae 'bent is comfy, sleek, shiny, and faster. This is my LD bike; I really need seat time on this bike to sort out fit and acclimate my muscles to a new position.
The Motobecane, however, has panache. It's a frankenbike built from used parts purchased from the co-op, including used tires. Front wheel is presta, rear is Schraeder. Paint is faded and scratched, wheel bearings have seen better days. There's about 1 mm of clearance between the tires and fenders, so after the first big bump it will start going bzzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzz.
My heart says Moto, my head says Volae. Moto is about the journey, Volae is about the ride.