Went on a hash run the other day. The meeting point and the party point were about 5 miles away. Several folks rode bikes to the start.
They made a car run and the guys who rode their bikes ended up walking or running or taking a cab later (not entirely sure).
Folded my bike and threw it in the car run van. Score another point for the versatility and flexibility of having a folding bike.
I'm starting to think that when I move here to Mainland Japan I may go exclusively folding bike. Did two pretty long rides this weekend with about 70 km. yesterday and my legs don't feel any better or worse than when I ride a full size bike.
Yeah, the hardcore bikers were out in force and they were passing me like it was cool whereas with a bigger bike I could at least hang maybe but I've never been out to set the world on fire. I'm more of a tourer than a road racer. A lot more.
Also I'm somewhat unsupported here for now. I get 35 km from home and I'm on my own right now if something happens. I made sure to carry enough money to get a cab to a train station and a cab from the train station to the base if I had a major failure or something.