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Old 04-28-09, 06:15 AM   #1
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Sunday on a Friday

My new Bike Friday Pocket Crusoe came last Thursday, and Sun-Mon I went for an overnighter: 44 miles each way on the Great Allegheny Trail. All I can say is "wow". The bike carried 25+ pounds of crap on the rear rack/pannier like it wasn't even there. I rode the crushed gravel trail on 1.35" tires, no problems. My config is 8 speed cassette with a 3 speed IGH. I absolutely love the IGH for this kind of ride: the terrain varies little, so I was basically using one or two cogs and switching the IGH as needed.

The bike felt totally solid, yet light and fast. There were no nefarious squeaks or complaints from the bike the whole time. It was quiet and stable. The pics are at the campground, and at the Eastern Continental Divide (kicked my butt riding 25 miles of steady uphill grade from Cumberland, MD, to the Divide).
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Old 04-28-09, 07:56 AM   #2
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The fact that it's in my favorite color... priceless.

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Old 04-28-09, 08:10 AM   #3
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Nice bike. Must have been nice to look back over Cumberland with thoughts of a downhill return!
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nice bike....and color too is even nicer...
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Sweet ride...I've been bombing around town racing people on my IGH NWT and having a blast. Great bikes....love the colour of yours...
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The fact that it's in my favorite color... priceless.

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I normally dislike orange, but that bike is looking very nice in orange. I think it helps that some of the pictures are taken when the sun was low and that really makes the orange look good.

OP, congratulations on your new bike!

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Old 04-28-09, 01:21 PM   #7
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My new Bike Friday Pocket Crusoe came last Thursday, and Sun-Mon I went for an overnighter: 44 miles each way on the Great Allegheny Trail. All I can say is "wow". The bike carried 25+ pounds of crap on the rear rack/pannier like it wasn't even there. I rode the crushed gravel trail on 1.35" tires, no problems. My config is 8 speed cassette with a 3 speed IGH. I absolutely love the IGH for this kind of ride: the terrain varies little, so I was basically using one or two cogs and switching the IGH as needed.

The bike felt totally solid, yet light and fast. There were no nefarious squeaks or complaints from the bike the whole time. It was quiet and stable. The pics are at the campground, and at the Eastern Continental Divide (kicked my butt riding 25 miles of steady uphill grade from Cumberland, MD, to the Divide).

Cool. Some of the local Bike Friday buds are thinking of putting together a friendly ride out in Middleburg.
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Congrats on the BF and welcome to the fold
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Nice! Congratulations! Beautiful bike!!
So, in what way is the Pocket Crusoe different from a NWT?
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@invisible....Middleburg? Yeah, I'd be up for hanging with the fox hunter set out there

@Chiapas...Crusoe is the ******* child of a Pocket Rocket and a NWT---made for touring (but lighter touring than NWT) but weight-optimized like the Rocket. My stock bike (no pedals/saddle) was 21.8lbs I think. Thanks all for the comments. I'm such a proud papa!
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@invisible....Middleburg? Yeah, I'd be up for hanging with the fox hunter set out there

@Chiapas...Crusoe is the ******* child of a Pocket Rocket and a NWT---made for touring (but lighter touring than NWT) but weight-optimized like the Rocket. My stock bike (no pedals/saddle) was 21.8lbs I think. Thanks all for the comments. I'm such a proud papa!
hahahahaha ... make no mistake, they will know that we are not from Middleburg ...
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