Despite the pictures below, Annie and I have returned to a regular morning ride on the Fuji. We really still love those bikes. We have proved to ourselves without a shadow of a doubt that we will be able to use the Brompton/Bike Friday for exactly what we bought them for:to travel and have a decent ride when we get somewhere, particularly by air.
But thanks to Deneen I wanted to share this two shots of me using the Brompton to get around town yesterday. The best of the three shots she took I've added to the (semi-) permanent place on the sidebar.
Meanwhile I wanted to just remind folks of the really interesting blog that Robert Mackey is writing for the Play section of the New York Times that I've mentioned before. He is 41 years old, and having a "mid-life hobby" crisis that not only brought him to cycling, but to signing on for the L'Etape du Tour, the chance for amateurs to ride the same route as the pros for one of the stages of the Tour de'France. In this case a stage that includes climbing the Tourmalet, one of the hardest climbs in the tour itinerary. His blog is charting his training as well as interesting other tidbits about the tour. Check it out.
This morning we had a fast ride in perfect weather on the Fuji. I have the Brompton with me for town use and will fill in the mileage later.