Dinner Date with Bromptons

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13 Responses to “Dinner Date with Bromptons”

  • Cullen Carter says:

    Cycling in sandals? I’m impressed!

  • kanishka says:

    over time, i developed a habit of carrying inside, but parking near doorway or coat rack. in britain, people might know how to steal bromptons better, but here, i think someone who would be inclined to steal a bike would first be confused by a folded brompton indoors.

  • Sharper says:


    What would you have her ride in?

  • bongobike says:

    I’m glad they allowed you to take them in all the way to the table!

  • Nicolas says:

    And finally, what was the menu ?

  • Nico says:

    Is EcoVelo advocating the use of Bromptons as a way to meet and date women? If so, I look forward to future installments in this series… If so, I have an idea for an automobile ‘door test’ equivalent for the Brompton.

  • Alan says:


    “And finally, what was the menu ?”

    Ha! Let’s see, veggie Thai yellow curry, veggie pad kee mao, green beans with tofu, and rice. Good stuff.

  • Sharper says:


    Funny — that restaurant screamed Thai to me, but only because it reminded me of Taste of Thai down on Broadway.

    And silly me. I discounted that possibility just because it would have been such a looong ride on the Bromptons. As if they weren’t car-portable and wouldn’t have been an ideal way to catch an after-dinner movie at the Tower or some dessert at Gunther’s. Duh.

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    Oh wow – That dress and bike were obviously meant for each other!

  • dynaryder says:

    @Sharper: srsly? Non-slip-on shoes with covered toes. If she has to be fashionable,carry the other shoes in a bag. I’ve had a shoe scuffed badly after a pedal-strike;glad it wasn’t my actual foot. Having your foot slip off the pedal and losing a shoe could also be painful.

  • Chris says:

    Here in Tucson, we ride our Brommies all the time in open toed sandals.

    (We just stay at the back of the pack for the bunch sprints).

    Of course, we do barefoot running, too!



  • Alan says:

    Yeah, a leisurely ride to dinner in sandals is not much of a health risk.


  • Sharper says:


    Srsly! At sidewalk speeds, pedal strike should be right after a Canadian invasion of California on Mrs. EcoVelo’s list of worries.

    But this is coming from a guy who just rode his Raleigh Twenty barefoot to the market to get some milk and routinely wears sandals on his commuter, so take it as you will.

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