Happy New Year Fellow Strida Owners,
The day after I collected my Mini the snow and ice came to London. But after all the Christmas and New Year Festivities my Mini and I have been able to go for our first real ride together.
Yippee, I love my Mini. We went on a bike shop finding mission around my home town. One shop was closed for the holidays, one was a chain who were not very helpful but the 3rd one was an independent bike shop who were fasinated by my Mini. Alas they didn’t have a bag to fit my strida so I am going to order the handlebar bag I have seen on the official Strida website.
I confess I did put a gel saddle cover ontop of my saddle as I have read about sore bottoms on this forum and I didn’t want to experience that. I must say it worked wonders. Although we only travelled about 3 miles I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all. I think the top speed of a Strida is about 19k/h (not sure what this is in miles per hour) but I can tell you, going down hill, I was matching some cars. It was an amazing feeling. I did get tired so I folded my Mini up and jumped on a bus. Wonderful. She takes up less room than those awful buggys and prams, people insist on squeezing onto buses. I am planning on going out tonight so instead of driving which I would normally do, Mini and I are going half way on the bus and then we will ride together to our destination. She has lights, I have a helmet and we are eager to attempt our first official outting together.
By the way, I moved the saddle forward towards the seat tube and I have not experienced anymore wheelies so thanks for the advice.
One final thing, it’s so very cold outside. I foolishly went out without a hat yesterday and I won’t be making the same mistake tonight. Comfort, safety and warmth comes before how I look. LOL!
Talk soon, Rapunzel.