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Old 02-16-09, 03:59 PM   #1
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I'm not the only American Fred in Okinawa on a Folding bike

Yesterday I decided to take an afternoon ride after lunch. It was a bit overcast so I put two flashing lights on the back of the Jetstream XP a flasher on front and a yellow rain cover on my rack bag. Helmet and gloves. Voila. Instant Fred.

Passed an American gal who had a foldie who had on a reflective vest, flag, etc. Fred-ette.

Not that there's anything wrong with either one of us, mind you.

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Old 02-16-09, 04:27 PM   #2
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I Japan they have plenty of folding bikes. You can potentailly meet just about anybody on those bikes. Last Friday, I went in Rome (Italy). There I have seen 3 folders. All of them Dahon's. That was a surprise.
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Old 02-16-09, 10:09 PM   #3
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Yesterday I decided to take an afternoon ride after lunch. It was a bit overcast so I put two flashing lights on the back of the Jetstream XP a flasher on front and a yellow rain cover on my rack bag. Helmet and gloves. Voila. Instant Fred.

Passed an American gal who had a foldie who had on a reflective vest, flag, etc. Fred-ette.

Not that there's anything wrong with either one of us, mind you.

John
I was out riding yesterday too John. - Double front head light, one flashing, plus rear flasher & all.
If you see a cyclist on a White MuP8 between Ginowan & Chatan, its most likely me. (till my Swift's built, that is ) Maybe we'll run into each other soon too. - its a small island.

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I Japan they have plenty of folding bikes. You can potentailly meet just about anybody on those bikes.
gganio, you got that right! Its either a home-center bought folding bike, or a "mama-chari".
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Old 02-17-09, 01:43 AM   #4
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No fooling. I ride in pretty much the same area. On the weekends I ditch the folders and head either to Naha or up north and back.

Hope to see you out there.

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If there's wind, I ditch my folder(bike) and hit the ocean to kitesurf! Gotta love the island life! ; )
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u guys need more pics of the landscape where u guys are....
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...I put two flashing lights on the back of the Jetstream XP a flasher on front...
But no flashing lights on your helmet?

I can only score that a 3.
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