Fifty Plus (50+) - Bought a folding bike - Dahon Speed D7
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
I work on a large industrial site, and often have to go between building. Sometimes multiple times per day. It can take 10-15 minutes of walking, or 3-5 minutes of driving to cover the distance. I hate the idea of driving, but sometimes cannot spare the time required to do the walk. And then there are the lunchtime walks that I enjoy, yet wish I were biking.
So in a quest to ride more when the weather gets better, I just took delivery of a folder. I'll keep it in my car parked within a minute or so of my office, and am looking to secure an indoor spot in the lobby of one of the distant buildings (for theft security). A few people know my plan, and I am hoping to start a trend. A small 'green' move, plus better heath and enjoyment for me.
12-07-07, 01:17 PM
There are quite a few people in my office who bring their bikes to work and go for recreational rides at lunchtime. I often bring my road bike and leave it in the back of my car. I'll change clothes, go for a ride, and put it back in my car before I go back to my office. Some keep their bikes in their offices. I do when I ride my bike to work in the summer.
12-07-07, 02:16 PM
Good application for a D7. They fold up very nicely, too.
12-07-07, 02:19 PM
Sounds like a good plan to me. I've read good things about the Dahons.
12-07-07, 02:23 PM
When I was with the press I sometime did stories at Dow Chem (or was it DuPont?) down the road. They had a bunch of bikes all over so anyone could hop on one and get across the plant. Always seemed pretty cool to me.
12-07-07, 02:34 PM
I posted my experiences with the new bike over in the Folding forum, titled "What a Blast". I won't repeat the whole thread, but a nice break in winter weather this past week afforded me the opportunity for a 30-40 minute lunchtime ride around the Hudson Valley Research Park on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, and a bonus ride on Saturday at Bear Mountain State Park with my daughter.
Riding at work - what an attitude changer! I smiled for hours thereafter.
01-14-08, 09:55 PM
Great idea! Working at a university, with a parking spot a mile from my office and meeting sites spread out over several miles, I do something similar with my folder. I think of my car as the mother ship and the bike as the lunar module.
01-14-08, 09:58 PM
I tried keeping a bike in my car for a while, but the walk to the car and back was an obstacle that discouraged me. Now I keep a $50 beater bike chained in a bike rack 365 days a year. It has been there for 13 months so far with no vandalism or problem of any kind.
01-14-08, 10:24 PM
Took me a minute to picture it........then I got it. An executive on wheels.
This is tongue-in-cheek of course.
Did it feel different?
Sorry, but I don't think I understand your question. Were you referring to biking at work vs. biking with my 5 year old? If so, very different. Both a lot of fun, but in very different ways!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.