I have been out every day so far and the trips get longer as I improve my fitness level. I am having a blast on this bike. Some days I take two and three trips, but not in the afternoon yet until the temperature goes down. Its still summer heat.
I decided, this morning, to go out and do some grocery shopping. Gotta love a folding bike. 15 seconds and the bike is in the cart and off I go around the store. I couldn't believe the amount of interest shown. One guy just simply said "Awesome". Some individuals haven't heard of folding bikes and after seeing what you can do with them, they were hooked. I believe I won over new converts. I told many that it beats locking a bike outside and then finding out later that someone has gone off with it. This way the bike is with you all the time. I was able to get a number of items that fit nicely in my new panniers with room to spare. Unfortunately I broke a zipper, so my wife who has a great talent with sowing will fix it up later.
I wish I had known about folding bikes years ago -- but, better late than never.