[Yak] Do you still like big wheel bikes?
jkeenan0407 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 7 17:43:39 CDT 2008
As they say: "Different courses....different horses."
I'm a recumbent rider so when it comes to a longish ride, the recumbent is
my bike of choice: I conduct 100km and 200km rides periodically and for that
distance, I like to smile the whole way.
BF NWT: Living in Shanghai, a very busy, crowded, 8,000,000 cyclist and gosh
knows how many cars city, this is the perfect bike!! She be quick, nimble,
aggessive when needed, track stands (okay sorta), and fold it up and take it
inside when I need to. And if I want to hop a train and ride someplace
else.....the BF is perfect!!
BF Family Tandem: When you have a spouse who isn't a "cyclist" but likes to
toodle, what could be better? The "packability" means it can be here in
Shanghai with us during the school year and home in Oregon during the
summer. Best of a bunch of worlds.
MTB: Some rides here go through rice paddies, industrial sites, back dirt
pot holed muddy roads, etc. The cost of a GIANT MTB complete with 24 gears,
fenders and a rack was $95 U.S. in Shanghai. Why not? <grin>
Brompton: There's a Brompton shop here in Shanghai I've yet to visit. And
I will for one reason: Cost. I might be able to pick up another folder at
an unbelievable price, but not the way the U.S. dollar is going. When we
first arrived the $ gave us 8.25 Yuan. Now the $ gets 6.75 Yuan.
Off on me NWT to the bakery and explore another neighborhood.
Ride long and prosper...........
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