Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-09-10, 01:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco, California
Bikes: Brompton H6, Schwinn Mirada, Cruzbike Sofrider. Used to own: ICE B1, 2 F-frame Moultons, Koga Myata Elevation 2000 mtb, Challenge Hurricane, Riese & Mueller Birdy Silver, Actionbent Tidalwave 3
Posts: 550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Gold Country folding bike tour

Over memorial day weekend, Mrs Yangmusa and I took the train up to Auburn with a few others. Our route was roughly: Capitol Corridor train to Auburn (camp 1), bike to: Georgetown (lunch) Lotus (camp 2) Coloma (gold rush museum) Placerville (lunch) - Shingle Springs (camp 3) Folsom - Sacramento, train back. About 120 miles over 3 days, with 8500 ft of climbing. My 9-speed Birdy keeps amazing me with how capable it is despite the limited gear range, though there was one short hill that was so steep I had to get off and push - but then so did everyone else!

The Mrs and I have a good system now, where we distribute the food, camping and cooking stuff between us. Both bikes are great for loaded touring, no problem at all carrying all our gear and keeping up with "real" touring bikes.

My only wish is I could find a height adjustable sport stem for the Birdy, but the US dealer seems to have given up the ghost. Maybe next time I'm in Europe.

yangmusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-10, 02:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
stevegor's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Oz
Bikes: lots... even a Raleigh twenty !!!
Posts: 2,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You sir, are a lucky man.

Enjoying such a trip in beautiful country side is one thing, but to have the one you love enjoying it with you is the ultimate joy as a cyclist.

I've often said "It's great to ride with your friends, but so much better with your sweetheart, 'cos after the ride you get nice cuddles"
That's something I don't want from my friends!!

PS: Pic 3 is very poignant.... traveling down the path of life, TOGETHER.
stevegor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-10, 05:04 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,289
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 235 Post(s)
Looks very enjoyable.

PS I could have a go at getting a sports adjustable stem for you...
jur is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-10, 05:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
lucille's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Very nice! Looks like a great area to ride. Mr and I will be taking our Fridays on the road soon.
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-10, 06:34 PM   #5
Foldable Two
Senior Member
Foldable Two's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20 & a 1964 Schwinn Tiger
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
We are in our small trailer (hard-sided folding trailer, for what it's worth) between Baltimore and DC tonight, and hope to ride the Annapolis/Baltimore trail tomorrow if the rain goes away.

Got in two good rides in Madison, WI last week, plus one in Missoula, MT a few days earlier.

We have the Pocket 8's with us.

Life's good.
Foldable Two is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:10 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.