Ain’t nothing gonna breaka my Strida

You might think me lazy but really I’m just impatient. Trying to get into the swing of rail commuting, I find myself somewhat put off by the mile and a half stroll from my house to the metro stop. I enjoy the walk, but to get there to catch the early enough train so I can catch the early enough shuttle means I need to be up and our of bed earlier than I want.

Okay, so I’m impatient and lazy.

So I was kinda interested to see a recent entry in Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools for the Strida folding bicycle. Every folding bike I have ever seen has been, to put it as kindly as I can manage, a complete turd. This one is seems pretty nifty, at least so far as its transportability once folded. I’m not sure I think it looks very ridable – and I’m even less sure I’m willing to pay $500 just to shave 15 minutes off my morning – but I wondered if in a city with as many commuters as we have, have any of you seen any of these around town?

Or do you use any kind of wheeled contraption to speed your trip? If they made razor scooters with slightly more robust wheels I’d be tempted just to get one of those. At $30 or so they seem a lot more palatable for a cheapskate like me…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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