Pic from Vik
It was 1am when I got a call from Walter L of Bike Friday. Usually I don't take calls at this time but I did. Turned out he was following up on my enquiry about getting another Bike Friday. Nothing like an upcoming expedition to provide the excuse, opps, I mean reason to get a new set of wheels.
Come mid-July, I shall be leading a group of foldies (you know who you are folks) along the Mekong in Thailand from Nong Khai to Chang Khan, a scenic 220km ride. My weapon of choice is the Pocket Sport. Its basically a New World Tourist with drop bars and zhnged for a bit more speed. My fellow BF enthusiast the highly respected Vik and Guru CW seem to like drop bars so I thought I would give it a try.
Ordered of course the mandatory racks and fenders. You cant call it a touring bike unless you have these fitted. Also, I got MKS pedals for easy quick-release and Japanese made precision.
Can't wait for BF No. 3 to arrive!
Amy, a happy owner of the Pocket Sport, wrote:
I love my Pocket Sport! It’s the best thing that has ever happened to me! I put at the very least 2000kms on it this passed summer, it carried me and 4 heavy panniers up and down psychotic hills across British Columbia, a 900km tour. Fits super nicely in a suit-case, no trouble at the border. The bike likes Hawaii, somewhat dis-likes dirt paths but if you’re careful it’s fine. It’s perfect for touring and the only thing I’ve replaced thus far was a stretched chain. Get one!