I started bi-modal commuting this year and it's so much fun and stress free ditching the I95 bumper to bumper traffic. Anyways it's getting to be really annoying with everyone asking tons of questions about the bike.
The weirdest was today when an older lady in her late 40s asked if she could touch my bike after saying it was really cool. She started rubbing my seat and the tubes slowly and thought she was going to.. yeah it was weird. Then came the question of how much it was. How do you guys answer this question on a train fully of sketchy people. My canned response is they start at a couple hundred dollars. This time I added "They start at a couple hundred dollards and go up to a couple thousand for some models". At that point about 4-5 people turned around and looked at my bike. I'm glad it was in the morning at not at night because they had that look like they wanted my bike
Most of the bikes on the trains are really beat and spray painted since they are either stolen or trying to prevent them form being stolen. Glad I don't need to lock mine anywhere as I just carry it everywhere when needed.