Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Out there, on my bike
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I get some stares, but mostly people are curious about the bike. If they don't ask me about it directly, they talk softly amongst themselves about it. One man came up to me and said, "How the hell did you break your bike in half? Hehehe." I appreciated his effort. I have a 26" folder, so it's not as compact as the smaller ones.
I think with me, people may wonder what a well-dressed (I take my bike home on the metro at night, so I'm not often dressed in bike clothes) professional-looking woman is doing with a folding bike. I like to let them wonder. The helmet attached to my bag should provide a hint.
As for putting folders in bags, officially they are required to be in bags. But a 26" in a bag is ridiculous. I'm just counting on continued good luck and keeping a low profile (riding in the last cars, etc.)