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Old 12-30-21, 04:24 AM
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On holidays in the Bay Area with my Downtube .
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At home in Paris, with a friend. An opportunity to take my two folders out, the Pacific Cycles Reach and the Birdy City.
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02 JAN 2022, 54 degree F, first ride for the year. Snow the following day.

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My Dahon 2007 Mu P8 on a walkway over the dunes on Hilton Head Island.
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After a long break due to covid I have now recovered my Mezzo D9 and been out on it on a trip to Lincoln, UK. I have not ridden the bike for 2 years but when I jumped on it, it was like an old friend.


Parked on the train
I had two people comment positively on the bike - it does draw attention and I know why... an excellent solution to a folding bike.
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On Prince Sultan st. just now...


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Actually, here's a better lit picture:

Albeit a slightly messier one...

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Interesting fold and on the manufacturer's site they even have a photo of someone with normal fenders over both wheels though presumably making that actually work can be a lot of challenge.
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Another visit to the Netherlands with my Brompton


Encountered the town of Monster on my way to the Hook of Holland


My favourite city in the Netherlands, Delft. This is the Delft Town Hall.


Somewhere between Leiden and The Hague, I encountered this historic mansion.


Historic windmill museum in Leiden


I encountered this tower on my way to the North Sea. Note my shadow at noon in December. The sun rises to about 30 degrees above the horizon at this time of year.


On the boardwalk facing the North Sea near the Hague


I do hope to one day visit the Netherlands in spring, summer or fall.. as I always visit on my bike in winter!
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Here right now.
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Into the abyss:



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Pigeons! Lots and lots of pigeons!


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If anyone ever asked me what love is, I'll show them this picture.
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Xootie of the hills. Chilling out at around 1800 meters near Trevelez on the south facing slopes of the Sierra Nevada Alpujarreño. Hit a small patch of Ice and snow nearby where I snapped this picture before climbing higher along the track and then descending to Orgiva via Capiliereira-Bubíon-Pampaneira, but it was t-shirt warm the whole way, even up high. A very pleasant day it was this 2nd of February.




Where wild Boars went B4.

​​​​​​... The whitewashed Moorish village of Capilleira down in the valley beneath the snowy peaks of the sierra.

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Brompton vs the World (leaving for work)
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Hahaha! Do they make 16" snow tires?
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Hahaha! Do they make 16" snow tires?
Yes, Schwalbe makes Marathon Winter in 16" size. I ordered them dirt cheap, like $20 apiece, out-of -season from Germany, so the elevated shipping was no problem in the end. Also, the small folder is easier to handle in the rough conditions than a full-size bike. You can put your feet on the ground at any moment and, if you need to carry the bike over piles of snow, it is not much of a problem either. I.e., it is not a bad solution for rough winter conditions.
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Originally Posted by joey buzzard
Hahaha! Do they make 16" snow tires?
Yes, of course Schwalbe Winter 30x349.

I like the two posts just after each other: Swift in the desert sierra Nevada, Brompton in the snow !
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Striking but somewhat poorly illustrative before and after shots of my Tern Eclipse P20 ludicrous upgrade spree. My company pays us a once per year fitness benefit if you don't use the free gym perk - taxable but still free money and a use-it-or-lose it benefit. I used last year's to buy a second Eclipse P20 even though I really wanted the "X22 Blackbird" with its Ultegra groupset and other upgrades. But that's Carbon roadbike money and I also didn't want to spend much of my own money on it.

So this year, I took the money and upgraded the second Eclipse P20 to near-as-damnit X22 Blackbird spec - in one or two cases, better than! So now I have the most confusing looking bike in Seattle - a mutant hybrid of Ultegra, 105 (crank) and at least one Dura Ace part because they were out of the Ultegra version - all on a weird looking bike that a lot of weekend Armstrongs think is an eBike because it's overtaking them on a hill.

It's dumb but I love it. I switched to cork Ergo grips and a few other little upgrades here and there.

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Well not exactly in the wild but right after good old Ernest had gotten back in from the wild:

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Striking but somewhat poorly illustrative before and after shots of my Tern Eclipse P20 ludicrous upgrade spree. My company pays us a once per year fitness benefit if you don't use the free gym perk - taxable but still free money and a use-it-or-lose it benefit. I used last year's to buy a second Eclipse P20 even though I really wanted the "X22 Blackbird" with its Ultegra groupset and other upgrades. But that's Carbon roadbike money and I also didn't want to spend much of my own money on it.

So this year, I took the money and upgraded the second Eclipse P20 to near-as-damnit X22 Blackbird spec - in one or two cases, better than! So now I have the most confusing looking bike in Seattle - a mutant hybrid of Ultegra, 105 (crank) and at least one Dura Ace part because they were out of the Ultegra version - all on a weird looking bike that a lot of weekend Armstrongs think is an eBike because it's overtaking them on a hill.

It's dumb but I love it. I switched to cork Ergo grips and a few other little upgrades here and there.

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I wouldn't have done it any other way! Sounds kinda similar to what I did with the Hemingway above: After a pair of new tires on new bike day; better (and expensive) things started finding their way onto the bike; Bontrager grips, Litepro seat post for better geometry and handling, a sportier saddle off of mu brother-in-law's Launch, and finally, a full upgrade to Shimano pre-assembled hydraulic brakes with BL-MT401 alloy levers and BR-MT420 four-piston calipers, along with a 170mm Shimano rotor up front and a 165mm Avid rotor out back. I mean yeah, the added cost om top of the basic price of the bike possibly would've got me a nice Mu LX or a very decent Verge (or even a Birdy that I could probably pick up locally,) but where's the fun in that?
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