Ho! Ho! Ho!
The Holiday Season is upon us.
We Administrators of the Raleigh Twenty website wish you all the best in this holiday season and in no particular order:
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah (Chanukah if you prefer), Habari gani? (the traditional Swahili greeting for Kwanzaa). Other world wide holidays (that I don't know the proper greetings for and don't want to slight) Saint Nicholas Day (Christian), Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican), St. Lucia Day (Swedish), Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian), Boxing Day (Great Britain and closely related countries), Omisoka (Japanese), Yule (Pagan), Saturnalia (also Pagan), and any others I may have unintentionally overlooked.
While we are celebrating any and all of the above, let us not forget Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, and take a moment of remembrance for it.
~ Stay Safe & Stay Well ~
Please send me your pictures and write-ups by the 25th of the month so I have something to choose from for the next month and beyond.
The Grumpy Old Squid, David in Florida, 2whls3spds
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The original Raleigh Twenty was in production in various forms and under various names from 1968 until 1984 and has gained a cult following from cyclists worldwide. This popularity can be largely attributed to the late Sheldon Brown, a legendary bicycle guru, who owned several Raleigh Twentys throughout his lifetime.
At one stage, the Twenty was Raleigh's biggest seller. Raleigh's survival through the cycling slump of the 70's can be largely attributed to the Twenty and it's variant models. It was also sold under many of Raleigh's captive brand names such as Triumph, Sun, Hercules and BSA. It was sold as the "Supercycle Twenty" in Canada. It was also built to a unique design by Morrison Industries in New Zealand.