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  1. #1
    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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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.

    John

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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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    小型自転車マニアック \(^o^)y
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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.

    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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    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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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.

    John

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    小型自転車マニアック \(^o^)y
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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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    Building a better Strida
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    u guys need more pics of the landscape where u guys are....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekJapan View Post
    ...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.
    I have the heart of a young boy. I got it on eBay.

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