As much as we like to use public transit in combination with our bicycles for transportation, limited service on the weekend sometimes forces us into the car. We drive a tiny, fuel-efficient vehicle, and we don’t like racks on the outside because they negatively impact fuel economy, so a pair of folding bikes that fit in the back are a perfect way to extend our reach.
This past weekend’s excursion was a great example of how the folders work for us. It was too far to ride from our house to the events downtown. We could have taken the bikes on the train, but because of limited weekend service, it would have been a 13 hour day; not too practical for a 3-hour event. The alternative was to throw a pair of folders in the car, drive to town and park in a central location, then use the bikes to get around. It was a reasonable compromise that met our needs while keeping our fuel consumption to a minimum.