Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20 & a 1964 Schwinn Tiger
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Regular bikes are a major pain storage-wise. Whether inside a garage, or inside a car or SUV when traveling, they are a challenge. I totally prefer folders, period. My Dahon S1 is a great "market" bike, and our Bike Fridays are better than our mid-60's 'engines'. Folders are also more agile in the city, accelerate better, and are far easier to transport than "normal" sized bikes.
The only venue that a normal bike clearly excels in would be in Mountain Biking, and at age 65, my continued Masters slow pitch softball participation is likely the most dangerous sport I am going to be involved in.