I'm intentionally not posting this in the "folding bike" forum since they'll just tell me to Do It
Does anyone keep a folding bike more or less permanently in the trunk of a car?
I'm getting annoyed with this pattern in my not-daily errand run:
1. Get wife and daughter ready for school; they drive off in the first car.
2. In the second car, I drive my mom to the elderly care home for the day.
3. Drive back home.
4. If I have an errand to run downtown, I consider if I have time/energy to bike there. It's 10 Km away, 200 meters ascent, and takes me half an hour. The ride is okay minus a few stressful spots, but the roundtrip takes slightly more than one hour.
5. Get back home and work (I work from home).
I'm thinking that if I had a folding bike, I could drive to the limits of downtown, park there, run my errands on the bike, and save some time.
(Plus, I could probably take the folding bike on trips - I frequently travel to conferences and having a bike would be fantastic.)
Does anyone do something like this? How does it work for you?