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    Folding bike meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Today we had a chance to gather for a nice bike ride in Rio de Janeiro. The weather wasn't nice, but we had a good time!


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    Awesome, I'm supposed to visit my dad in Salvador next year. Sadly, I won't be bringing my bike.

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    Convention of the Cool!

    Aerobars on the Mini! I was going to do that. How's that working out?

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    I believe the aerobars have a limited use: You need perfect asfalt and nothing/nobody to dodge. Chances of overstearing while using the aerobars are significantly increased and for "Brazilian asfalt condition", impossible to use.

    We have a nice 20+km non-stop ciclopath that goes from Leme/Copacabana beach to Leblon. Today was a holiday, so on top of that the main streets in front of the beach were closed. Lots of bikers, skaters, runners,etc. I believe the Aerobars were used for less than 1km.

    It looks really good though (lol)

    14R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14R View Post
    I believe the aerobars have a limited use: You need perfect asfalt and nothing/nobody to dodge. Chances of overstearing while using the aerobars are significantly increased and for "Brazilian asfalt condition", impossible to use.

    We have a nice 20+km non-stop ciclopath that goes from Leme/Copacabana beach to Leblon. Today was a holiday, so on top of that the main streets in front of the beach were closed. Lots of bikers, skaters, runners,etc. I believe the Aerobars were used for less than 1km.

    It looks really good though (lol)

    14R.
    I've got pretty good road conditions where I ride. I think I'll put mine on tomorrow and try it out. Sure looks cool in the picture. Thanks!

    PS: How come you're the only one smiling in the picture? Your buddies look like they're not having any fun in Rio. That can't be...

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    My friends were very unhappy with the stranger we asked to take the picture, and I was the only one thinking the situation was quite funny.

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    More of my adventure in Brazil

    Santos Dumont Airport (Yes, in Brazil it is THAT easy to get there, we are not at war)




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    After about 9 hours, back to Ipanema Beach for the sunset:


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    As usual your pics are a pleasure to behold.
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    +1 ... great Pix !! (especially from this cold and wet, northern hemisphere, UK).

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