We recently heard from Bike Friday owner Steve O. about his frequent travels to The Netherlands, here’s Steve to tell you more about it:
We fell in love with bike touring riding standard bikes in the Netherlands, a cyclist paradise.
And I fell in love with folding bikes on my local commute to office.
Clear road signage and cycle friendly trains are part of what makes the Netherlands ideal for cycling!
When I had the chance to spend a month cycling in the Netherlands on a work sabbatical a few years ago it just felt kind of unfair to leave my tikit at home while I went off to have a good time riding, so I did the right thing — packed my tikit (a Hyper-fold with Nexus 8 internal hub, modified with extra-large chainwheel and Northroad handlebars) and off we went. Had a great time! .
One trip led to another, Tikit-envy sparked acquisition of her own Tikit by my spouse, release of the Silk with Alfine-11 and Gates Carbon drive led to augmenting our stable of Bike Friday machines, release of the pakiT is leading to another Alfine-11 / Gates Carbon addition in the next couple months. Funny how that happens. Can a person ever have too many bikes?