Never have I ever been so in love with a bike before because it literately changed my lifestyle.
I have always liked to cycle but turned into a folding fanatic when I first bought my folding bike, the Brompton. I visited my friend in Belgium where she used a folding bike to commute to work. It was a Dahon and while they were OK, I always thought those bikes to be too clunky. She confided in me that she would buy a Brompton if she had the funds because they were so bloody expensive.
Later in the year, I ran into a family who boarded the streetcar with their Brompton. I inquired where they bought it and then browsed the store. $2000 later (with taxes), I purchased a beautiful Arctic Blue Brompton M6R with a C-Bag ($200). It was a lot of money but I’ve never looked back. I use it often and I have paid the bike off by saving on public transit, car insurance, gym memberships and the all important – time and health.
Everywhere I can, I try to take my folding bike with me. So here are some of my stories.