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Old 11-28-2007, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

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90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

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Yet more bikeE observations...

- you can't hop the front wheel up for bumps & obstructions like a standard bike. You really do have to watch the road surface more intently, and plan where you're going to go carefully when not on smooth pavement.

- be prepared to talk to people about the bike, and have kids run after you to see what you have. (Sort of like what happens when a kid saw me pulling my utility trailer behind the junker 10 speed, yelling, "cool! Where'd you get that!"

Doesn't diminish the fun though.

I didn't think I'd be able to track stand on it, but I can... sort of. I tend to roll ahead a bit more than on the junker or the mtb though.
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