I haven’t mentioned it since I first received the bike last week, but I have been riding the Strida quite a bit. My time playing around with that bike is coming to an end though. I’ll be traveling all next week and I plan to ship the bike back before I leave. If I don’t get a chance to post about it while I am on the road, I will do so after I return. In the mean time, check out a few pictures of the bike that I posted on Flickr.
I mentioned in the earlier post that my four year old really liked the Strida when he first saw it. When I got home from work yesterday, he showed me this picture that he drew of me with the “little triangle bike”. He told me that he drew it to show his friends at preschool how cool it is (he uses the word “cool” all the time; can’t imagine where he picked that up). One thing I can definitely say about the Strida is that it does attract a lot of attention, around here anyway. I ride all kinds of different bikes around Greenville, but none of them seem to turn heads like this little folder.
I also want to pass along a link to some renderings and photos of an interesting Cargo bike concept. I like the design and I am definitely a fan of the Nuvinci hub, so I am interested to see if this gets into production. Thanks to Fritz for the tip.
Speaking of bikes and cargo, watch this film that a reader, John, sent to me. Amazing; I love it.
Lastly, I want to mention something that is a little off topic, the People’s 50 Million Lottery Giveaway in the UK. If you are reading this from the UK, go to the site and vote for the Sustrans cycling campaign. Even if you don’t live in the UK, like me, the site is worth checking out. You can read more about it here and here.
As I mentioned earlier, I will be gone next week. I’ll post if I can, but it is sometimes hard to find the time during a business trip.