Sunday, October 08, 2006


York to Leeds - 50Km on my A-Bike

A nice cool morning, we decided to go for a ride to Leeds. I took my Birdy, while my wife Cathy took the A-Bike.

We followed quiet backroads through Copmanthorpe and Wighill. At Boston Spa, we stopped for lunch outside the library.

The bridge over the river Wharfe was closed to traffic, but it was still possible to walk across the bridge.
It was nice to hear the sound of the water flowing underneath, something that would be drowned out by the noise of motor traffic any other day.

This was Cathy's first long ride on the bike, but she found it very comfortable. She is about 5 foot 9 inches, and found the riding position just right. The bike did have my custom folding seat on it though.

The route we followed went over some small hills, nothing too steep. The A-Bike climbs very well, and the brakes did everything that was asked of them.

At Leeds we caught a bus back to York. The Birdy went into the luggage rack, while the A-Bike came up onto the top deck of the bus with us.

We really like doing rides like this. With folding bikes you can do longer rides in one direction and then bus or train back home.

Cathy now claims to hold the world record for the longest A-Bike day-ride at 50Km, but would love to hear from challengers!

WoW, Good!!
I will introduce your story to Korean Riders.
Thank you.
Thanks Dynafeel!

I'm really glad you like the blog.

I posted a message on the seat section about the subject of the 50km ride. I would like to take my A-copy copy out sometime to see just how far this bike can be ridden.
By the way, this is a great blog! I hope that you at least looking at it every once in a while see the comments. For the ones looking at it, they could get good ideas about doing things with there A-bike if they have one or get inspired to ride it like your wife did.
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