Both of these steel Raleigh bikes are made largely from made-in-the-USA parts at Walker’s one-man shop in Kentucky. The tubing for the Cheetah is Vari-Wall (Cincinnati), castings are made by Henry James (Portland, Ore.), and additional components are from Phil Wood (San Jose, Calif.), Velocity Rims (Michigan), and Cane Creek (Fletcher, N.C.). Raleigh Bicycles chose to work with Walker on this project in part because of Walker’s lasting friendship with Vails. The two met at the 1983 Track Nationals on the warm-up track before Walker’s event.
A not-to-be-missed film by Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan will be the Friday, March 31 opening night feature film for the American Documentary Film Festival, taking place in Palm Springs March 31- April 5. Keoghan was inspired to tell a relatively unknown story in an unconventional way in a film with wide appeal and evocative, good story-telling. Handsomely shot with beautiful views of the French countryside, LE RIDE chronicles Keoghan’s reenactment of the 1928 Tour de France, and the series of events that inspired him to do so. The beauty of LE RIDE goes beyond what is captured by the lens.