Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lyndi, N Milwaukee Ave & W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL

Lyndi rides a vintage Raleigh Super Course MK II restored by Lugs

Where are you going?  I am headed to a meeting before work.
Tell me more about your bike, and where you got it?  My bike is a vintage Raleigh Super Course MK II, I'm not sure of the exact year but i think its early 70's made in England. The awesome people at Lugs restored her for me.
Why ride?  I ride because I don't own a car and wouldn't own one living in the city and riding is so much easier that relying on public transportation.
Favorite ride?  I don't have a specific favorite ride throughout the city, but I do love my Sunday morning, with no particular place to go, rides with my boyfriend.
While riding you …? 
I never listen to any music or try and multi task while I'm riding. Its dangerous enough bobbing and weaving through the traffic and watching for car doors.
How can Chicago improve bike infrastructure or make Chicago more bike friendly?  The biggest problem i encounter are the pot holes, some streets are just littered with them and a flat tire is just a bummer on your day. I appreciate the bike lanes but would  appreciate even more would be drivers paying attention to bikers. It's so dangerous to bike in the city, you have to pay attention to so much, one wrong move could mean your life. So a little extra caution from a driver is much appreciated.


  1. Love the whole ensemble. I just discovered that leather jackets are great for cycling in the fall.

  2. Great outfit, and great bike. I have the same frame, but the paint job was not nearly as good. It's probably an '74.

  3. I have the same bike, also converted to fixed. Though I'm a tinkerer, and currently has flat bars, fenders, and a rack on it. Nice ride, and awesome jacket!

  4. I got the same bike a few years ago for six-pack of beer. Converted to fixed gear but felt the frame too small for me so sold it.