Posts Tagged ‘Dahon’

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The Dahon is Free!

Wednesday June 24, 2015

exIt’s been a long, long time but this week the Dahon broke free from the shed.  It’d had been in there almost three years, chained up, since I moved house.  Now, tyres pumped, rack and mudguards all removed, it’s looking great and riding even better!

I’d forgotten how good this little bike is and I’m really enjoying the ride – feels completely different to my Trek (which is seeing a lot of use this year!).

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Christmas: all done…

Thursday December 29, 2011

Well, that’s Christmas over with for another year.  A little heavier after all the food, I’m now looking at the Dahon and thinking that 2012 has to be a more active cycling year!

I’ve got my eye on a new cycle rack for the car – a Thule roof-mounted system – so that should help.  The ‘future-wife’ (!) is keen to break her bike free from the shed too so having the rack on the car will give us more options to explore other parts of the country on the bikes.

The Dahon was running well before Christmas but today still has the puncture which it got on my last ride.  That’s going to be repaired this week whilst I’m off work for the Christmas/New Year period.  I still enjoy the Dahon and riding it makes me smile even when the stress and pressures of work  are getting me down.

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Dahon Puncture!

Saturday October 22, 2011

Took the Dahon out today as I was spending the morning out and didn’t want (or need) to take the car.  The trusty bike was a great ride as always and the 3.5 mile round trip was very nice on a cold autumn morning.

Back home and the Dahon was placed in the hallway and left whilst I had a coffee.  Shortly after, the rear tyre was completely flat and the bike leaning to one side.  Hmm, a damn puncture.  Will need to take a look at that, but not today…

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25th August 2011 – Freedom!

Thursday August 25, 2011

It’s Thursday the 25th of April and the Dahon broke free from the confines of the house and ventured out!

Yes, it’s true, it’s the end of August and this is the first time this year that I have been out on my bikes.  Crazy, huh?!  I had a day off last Thursday and gave the Dahon a clean and oiled the chain.  I checked the bolts were tight, the handlebar was straight and made sure the tyres were pumped up.  It was ready to go.

Tonight I went out for dinner and the Dahon was the transport.  It was really great to be out there on the bike – I had forgotten how much fun it is to ride the little folder.  With my NiteRider fully charged, the ride home in the dark was even more fun:  I was weaving along from side to side on a country lane (not used by cars) like we used to do when we were kids.

Ahh, I’ve missed cycling.  🙂

 

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DoD: Three Years Old

Tuesday July 26, 2011

Today, the 26th of July 2011, marks this blog’s third birthday!

Three years ago today I posted the very first post in my blog, a blog to provide other riders with information on Dahon bikes and primarily my experiences with these great machines.

Although I’ve so far failed to cycle this year (I know, it’s bad!!!) I still have the passion for cycling and my love of my Dahon is still strong – it’s just work is getting in the way more often! I just need to change things and readdress my work-life balance! (Don’t we all?!).

I hope the blog continues to help other cyclists.

Keep riding!

Dave

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New Dahon Bikes For 2011

Monday January 3, 2011

Dahon have updated their site with the 2011 models today.

I quite like the Speed P8 but I don’t think my budget will stretch to a new bike this year!

I’m going to give my two bikes a quick service this month and get them ready for a year of increase cycling.  Both (Dahon and Trek) need a dust down and a quick mechanical check and then they’ll be ready for the road.

Must add that to my list of things to do…

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Still no cycling

Sunday November 28, 2010

It’s still quiet here on the cycling front.  I haven’t managed to get out for a while.  I even had a week in Norfolk (again) this month for relaxing but although I took the Trek, it didn’t see any action due to gales and heavy rain.  Managed some long walks though – the longest being 12 miles.

I need to get my shed cleared so the Trek can get out with less hassle and I need to charge the lights so the Dahon can get some after-work use.

Hmm, I hope the snow holds off.  None here yet but some is forecast.

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