Unfolding--Riding & Unfolding
My daughter, who is a teacher, and I took time to practice unfolding and folding the new Dahon D7 bikes, and it was a little more complicated than I thought. We both thought they were a bit heavier than we expected-----but they do fold in a compact, neat package. We rode the bikes to the shopping center, which is about 5 miles from the house, and since most of it is going down hill---what a nice ride----coming back it was a bit more difficult, and then the last half mile was about a 25* incline. The bikes did great, and we were happy with our performance. It's easy to see how these little bikes can save a lot on gas and other expenses as well as provide a means to better health. I've spent the last 10 years riding Specialized mountain bikes, on some pretty rough terrain, but I'm enjoying this new ride and the mobility of packing it around. The new Dahon El Bolso bag is great.