Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February Origami Ride - Ride Report

Winter sunshine brought a good turnout of 26 riders to Syston for a ride to Leicester via Watermead Country Park. We welcomed Juan Marquez, who will be importing bikes from Pacific Cycles into the UK, and his friend Daniel from Taiwan - a student doing work experience at Pacific and spending a month in the UK assisting/learning from Juan. The bikes they brought along - an IF Mode and an electric-assist Carryme DC - attracted a lot of attention - the Carryme in particular coped amazingly well with muddy unmade cyclepaths on its 8" wheels and was the star of ths show in the car park after lunch. Other bikes included Bromptons, Moultons (old and new), Dahons, a Birdy, a Pacific Reach an Airnimal Joey and one non-folding large-wheeler. We took lunch in the garden of the Bradgate Arms in the balmy February afternoon sunshine (is this a record for the earliest al fresco Origami lunch?) before visiting Rothley Station on the Great Central Railway on the way back to Syston.

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