Thursday, September 17, 2009

Adventures in Folding Bikes

When I picked up a folding bike, it was for a fairly mundane reason - I wanted to be able to keep up my bicycle exercise even when traveling or when a bike rack was impractical.  I have ridden my folder in Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, and hope to ride in upstate New York in a few months.  But for others, a "foldy" is more than a practical choice, it is a philosophy and a way of life.  Bicycling Magazine has a Woody Allen-esque story of nihilism and alienation in the big city, starring one man and his new folding bike.  I wouldn't call it "uplifting", exactly, but a life on two wheels did show the author a way out of his bleak existence.

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