Fat Guy Rolling
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Bikes: Bacchetta Agio, 80s Raleigh Record single-speed, Surly Big Dummy
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I have two serviceable bikes. Both are a bit heavy, and built for touring. My LHT was bought in January, and despite some recent pain issues, I love the bike. My Baccetta Agio is a wonderfully comfortable long-wheelbase recumbent. Neither bike is terribly fast, but fast isn't really my style.
I had record miles for June, and July was starting off that way too. Most of those miles were on the LHT, and some hand/wrist issues were probably aggravated by the riding.
The last week and a half, what little riding I have done was on the recumbent, but I was losing my drive.
I came home from work today and there was a big box on my front porch. My lovely wife, despite being on the other side of the continent right now, had a new bike shipped to me.
This isn't a bike I asked for, or really even thought about. However it will be very useful soon.
She got me a folding bike. It's a Dahon Speed D7.
I have a business trip to Washington DC next month, and she wants me to be able to ride while I'm there. I've been there twice this year. The first time I drove, and took my (now dead) hybrid bike with me. The second trip, I flew and was bikeless. Next time, I'll have a bike.
Now I just need to pack it and toss it in with checked luggage, and hope they don't charge me "oversize" luggage fees.