31.7.07

Purchase intentions


I think when I earn my first real paycheque for professional work after this degree, my first major purchase (after the beer, of course) will be a fold up bike. Some people use them around campus and they're such a cool idea. Sometimes your commute is too far to realistically cycle, or it's pouring rain or a host of other excuses, but you need wheels to get around campus quickly or at least efficiently. A fold up cycle is perfect! Ok, I admit that a skateboard is also a great solution, and I did try to figure out skateboarding but haven't had any success. Maybe a young prof looks cooler riding around campus on a skateboard, but I'm onside with the collapsible cycle. Read more about it at Bike Friday. They start at around a thousand bucks US (which is currently about $999 Cdn - tee hee!) and go way up from there. I wonder if it would be very tricky to build my own... might have to work on that and check out some plans. I suspect it's all about light materials and good hinges. Hmmm.

I'm going to look so cool cycling around campus on those dinky little tires!

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:18 PM

    Yeah bikes!!
    I used to work with a guy who had a fold up bike - he would take it on business trips with him and cycle around foregin cities to get to meetings. Fantastic.
    Miranda

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  2. Can you get it in Fire truck red?

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  3. what about these guys? Might save you a few bucks

    http://www.citizenbike.com/

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  4. Thanks Marko! I should have thought to ask you earlier. Anyway, the purchase is a long way off - it's a long term plan.

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