Hi new to this site, I recently bought a Dahon folding bike last summer to be exact been riding it all winter long. Having the right bike garb really helps. I'm originally a roadie, (still am) but I find the folder to be liberating. I laugh at the parking authority and their monsterous tickets. It gives me a great upbeat feeling to just hop on my bike as opposed to being institutionalized in the car. A great new way to see the world as you pass it by. Looking forward to some interesting ideas and conversations here in the forum.