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    Sad, but true , a late ambition in life, on a folder

    Hi,

    Never to be outgunned by a Brompton, on a open road.

    At my age I've been completely stuffed by a girl on what looked
    like a Raleigh Twenty, but then again she was probably a third of
    my age (or less) and probably not much more than half my weight.

    I don't mind being overtaken by "normal" bikes but in a form
    of reverse snobbery I've decided I don't like being overtaken
    by Bromptons and its not going to happen if I can help it.

    Well in fact is has, but not on an open road, on a footpath
    that allowed bikes with a suggested 10 mph speed limit.

    Why ?

    Every bike owner or ex-bike owner I've met has expressed
    some interest and questions regarding my bike on seeing
    it, (as I do regarding theirs), but not Brompton owners.

    Obviously I can't avoid it cruising along, but if you ever
    overtake me riding a Brompton, and don't look half my
    age, I'll give it a go to leave you in the dust, .

    rgds, sreten.
    Last edited by sreten; 03-11-13 at 07:36 PM.

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    just enjoy the ride, dad.

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    :-j

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    What is it that you yourself ride ?
    Jetstream P11 ; iXi

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    Get one of these and be the king of every towpath...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis Shumaker View Post
    Get one of these and be the king of every towpath...
    Stick an electric motor on it and confuse them even more lol


    Jerry
    Brompton M2L (SRAM A2), Brompton M2L(X), Dahon Uno (SRAM A2), Both Swift Xootr & Moulton TSR2 now gone

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    One of these on each side would help too:

    I have reluctantly come to accept that any teenager on even the crappiest of bikes is far faster than me. Particularly since it is not the done thing to stop at red lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis Shumaker View Post

    I have reluctantly come to accept that any teenager
    on even the crappiest of bikes is far faster than me.
    Hi,

    When I run you soon get better at any distance a person
    hasn't trained for (generally) but for bikes its different.

    Its low impact and simply young people are extremely
    good at it by default compared to us older duffers.

    Little to no excess weight and a lot of relative power.

    rgds, sreten.
    Last edited by sreten; 03-12-13 at 05:31 PM.

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    i read it out loud in a (bad) british accent

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    Obviously, it had a 250 watt electric motor on the front wheel, it's your heart, do what you want...

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