when i was a kid i used to go on outings to the park with my dad all the time.
i would rollerblade and he would ride his folding bike,
and we would head out from downtown brooklyn across the bridge to battery park in manhattan.
some days we would spend the whole time in battery, sometimes my mom came too.
other days we would head up the west side bike path and go all the way to central park.
we had some really good times, i remember now, father and son together..
now i'm "all growns up" and am an avid bike rider, weight lifter, martial artist,
i guess i can say that i'm a very physical person.
my dad on the other hand hasn't been on a bike in probably several years.
he's in his mid 50's now and developed arthritis in his hip a couple years ago.
he's been going through physical therapy, acupuncture, sports medicine, etcetera for it for a while.
he can walk better than when it first started, but not for extended periods of time.
he doesn't really exercise much, if at all, and i feel like he should be at his age.
i believe bicycling is good exercise for this type of condition, and really want him to get back on a bike.
he's shown interest when i've talked to him about it, but is a bit hesitant.
i figure a great way to entice him would be to get him a sweet new ride.
besides the fact that we'd get to ride together again.
he's always been a fan of folding bikes so what could you folder enthusiasts recommend?
you know his age and condition, i should also add that he's 5'4" tall.
i figure suspension would be nice, to make the ride supple and easy on joints, but not necessary,
because light weight is also a concern; he thinks all my bikes are too big and too heavy.
money isn't too much of an object as i can probably get the rest of the family to chip in.
i'd just really like to do something nice for my dad.
so if you're still here after reading my life story, please,
any advice for a folding bike for my dad would be helpful.
thanks for your time and thought.
-nate chin from brooklyn