Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Bikes: 2005 Trek 1000 - Orange / 2006 Dahon Speed P8 / 2008 Brompton M6L
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Back on the saddle -- Got a new 06 Dahon Speed P8 today
I haven't ridden a bike for months since I'm 7 weeks into recovering from my collarbone surgery. Ironically, it wasn't a bicycle injury. Yesterday the local orthopedist said that I'm healed from a medical perspective and can do things without restriction, though I beg to differ. I can somewhat ride a bike, but I can't lift it. I can't ride my road bike, but I can ride an upright one, like a folding bicycle.
Last week I sold my '05 Dahon Boardwalk D7 so I can make room for an '06 Dahon Speed P8.
So I pulled the trigger today and bought it at Gotham Bikes in NYC.
I wanted fenders, so to fit it they had to remove the thick tires and put in 100psi thin tires without charging me extra. That was nice of them.
I bought the bike during lunchtime and was able to ride it home. The saddle on this bike isn't as comfy as the one on the Boardwalk, but the ride was different. I can't put my finger on it, so I'll see why it's so...
To be continued tomorrow...