Archive for December, 2011

A Flash of Light


Honking blasts of geese.

Sweet scents of fir needles.

A warm tear down an icy cheek.

A flash of soft morning light.

Lightning quick moments that freeze time and seemingly linger throughout the day.


That’s why.

Those are the endless stream of answers to the questions so many others ponder from the warmth of their cars as another morning commute unfolds.


That’s all they want to know.

Why would someone pile on a few layers of clothes?

Why would someone sometimes lather vaseline on your cheeks?

Why would someone roll their bicycle out into the cold, or wind, or rain, or snow?

So often the words stumble and bumble when we try to answer.

Words never seem to be adequate to capture the soaring, flowing essence of what lures us onto our saddles.

Then, it happens.

A flash of morning light that magically transforms an everyday moment into a stunning memory.

An image to attach to the sounds, the scents and the feel.


This is why.

1 comment December 23, 2011

It’s Not Ours, But …

Customer Ken Firestone saw this and fired it in our direction.

While it was produced by another folding bike company, we couldn’t help but point it out. Such an imaginative way to show the value of folding bikes.

Add comment December 17, 2011

Out of the Box

There are any number of ways you can ride a Bike Friday across the United States.

Dr. Mark Atkinson conceived a rather unique approach. You can read the story of this anesthesiologist from Kalamazoo, Michigan, in Kalamazoo’s Encore magazine.

It’s good stuff.

Add comment December 14, 2011

The Color Purple?

Experimenting with some shades of purple. What do you think of this one?

OK, so we’ve heard the rumblings and calls for an option of purple for your frame color. Nothing is simple. We experimented with this one. Let us know what you think (Click on Leave a Comment).

Thanks, in advance

9 comments December 10, 2011

Bike Friday Caption Contest

Stuart Knoles calls this photo "Mutual Interests."


What’s your caption?

Go ahead and get creative.  Just click on LEAVE A COMMENT on the right below and let the games begin.

The Bike Friday Caption Committee will pick a winner, and we’ll send a T-shirt to the Caption winner as well as Stuart.

5 comments December 9, 2011

Bicycle Times review of Bike Friday

When Bicycle Times contacted Bike Friday to do a review, they focused their attention on our Travel System.

Online Editor Adam Newman wanted to see what it was really like to fly with your Bike Friday in a Travel Case, then transform the Travel Case into a Trailer, and explore.

Adam had the system for a few months, and used it when he flew out from their headquarters in Pittsburgh to attend Interbike in Las Vegas.

Adam’s review appears in the December issue of Bicycle Times. We thought we’d share a few excerpts:

“We’ve ridden and written about some folding bikes in the past year — and there are more on the way — but Bike Friday stands out as the first one I’ve sampled that performs as well as a traditional bike….

“All the contact points match my regular bike exactly. If I were riding blindfolded, I could probably still tell it apart from one with larger wheels, but not by much….

“As a unit, the Bike Friday New World Tourist and Travel Case really impressed me. I was able to bring it with me across the country and enjoy riding ‘my own’ bike in a distant city….

“I would not hesitate to recommend it for general commuting or open road riding as well.”

— Adam Newman
Bicycle Times

His first impressions appear here

Add comment December 8, 2011


Kris Sornberger's stickstand holds up his tandem.

Tandem owner Kris Sornberger sent us this photo of  “Our rig. Our Chariot. Hauling four people. Down the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Trail.”

1 comment December 7, 2011


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