I am now the proud owner of a Bike Friday folding bicycle. The name of the particular model is the Pocket Rocket, and it is a beautiful, fire-engine red bicycle that rides like a regular road bike but folds down small enough to fit into a suit case that can be checked in at the airport. I got this bike because in order to meet my goal of riding my bike at least an hour a day for 10 years, I will have to have a bike that I can take with me when I travel by bus, train and airplane. Of course, I recently upgraded both my race bike and my mountain bike, but the fact of the matter is that when it comes to cycling, few are more obsessed and in love with the sport than I! It is rare in life to find an activity that guarantees health, fitness and happiness, and for me cycling is just such an activity! So far I have ridden 10 days in a row, and I feel absolutely fantastic. Read more about the bike (and see more photos!) after the fold.
The bike rides just like a road bike; the only difference is that, due to the smaller wheels, the bike is a little slower up hill and when coasting. Also, the small wheels aren’t as good at absorbing shock, but apart from that the bike rides fantastic. It’s a light, comfortable, fun bike to ride, and enables me to ride anywhere and everywhere. For instance, in New England one cannot take a bike on the trains unless the bike is in a bike box, but with a folding bike they let you carry it on board the train without any problems!