A commonplace of Strida lore is that it’s for multi-modal commuting only and a penance to ride for distances greater than three miles. However, someone (perhaps me ) forgot to mention it to Mrs lexm.
She accompanied me by Strida on an 11-mile lakefront bike path ride yesterday and a similar 12-mile ride today. On top of rides of 1.4 and 6 miles last weekend, she’s now logged 30.4 miles on the Strida.* She shows no ill-effects and is always asking if we can do more.
[* Making this easier was my near-immediate disposal of the stock Strida saddle in favor of a plush and springy Specialized Expedition Plus. How anyone rides a Strida without a sprung saddle is beyond me.]
Mrs lexm’s now ready to tackle the mean streets of Chicago. She wants me to accompany her on a test run commute this coming Friday to her office (about 3 miles from our apartment). I think we have another convert to the Strida.