Monday, June 24, 2013

Tern Tool

Every Tern owner must have it!

I picked up a Tern tool from the K2 Asia product guy recently and I must say that I am pretty impressed with its quality, fit and finish.
The Tern Tool is available on-line via Premium Bike Gear at USD$40 (RM128.28) a piece excluding freight charges and tax (none for tools).
It came with a nice packaging and in it, a neoprene sleeve including a patch kit.
This had exceeded my expectations because I was looking at a bare-minimal set-up.

A neat package: the tool in a neoprene sheath
Most useful implement..

There are about 20 implements on this tool.
It folds neatly into a frame and there are two sets of removable wrench, one - 15mm crescent-shaped wrench, which you can use to remove axle nuts.
This is useful if you ride a bike with an internal hub gear. And during emergencies, you can also use it to remove your pedals.
Integrated onto the 15mm wrench is a bottle cap opener! Now, drinking bottle beers would never be the same again..

The content of the tool, the patch kit is neat!
Other cool stuff..

On the Tern Tool, you fill find a tire lever, spoke wrench and a series of variable-sized hexagon screw drivers, flat and philips screw driver and a chain cutter.
So, in short, no stones was left unturned in designing this interesting tool.

The 15mm Crescent wrench

Expect a lot of punch in this little package

I was told by the K2 Asia product guy that a batch of the Tern Tool might arrive in Malaysia by the end of the third-quarter along with some Biologic goodies.
So, that said, let's hope that it will be sold here! 

Morphology: Topeak Morph hand pumps

An essential tool for your folding bike...

A Topeak Mini-Morph pump on my Dahon Speed P8

Unless your bike is equipped with a seatpost pump, you might want to consider carrying a good hand pump on your rides.

Taken for granted...

Almost 80% of the folding bike owners I met in rides and social meets do not own a hand pump.
Why? Its considered "bulky" and takes up precious space in their pack and bike frame.
So, more than often, they wind up pushing their bikes after experiencing a flat.
What's even more disturbing is the fact that 70% of the bike owners do not know how to fix a flat.
Their attitude: "Leave it to the more experienced guy to do the job".
I can attest to that through many social rides I've participated in.. 


Gone places: My Mini-Morph

I've had a Topeak Mini-Morph which is permanently attached to my handlebar bottle cage since I had my 2008 Dahon Speed P8.
This little pump which yields 160psi of pressure to inflate tires.
And it has the characteristics of a floor pump with a folding T-bar plunger and a foot stand.
So, in short, the Mini-Morph had saved my ass many times. 
And on the Samo-Scale, I would give it an 8 out of 10!

The Turbo Morph...

I must say that I have been planning to get a Topeak Turbo Morph for quite some time.
So, at long-last, I found one and the deal was so good, it was hard to walk away from it.
Like the Mini, the Turbo Morph packs plenty of power!
I am going to use this with my Dahon Jetstream EX which are now fitted with a pair of Maxxis DTH tires. 
These high-pressure wheels can use some "Turbo" power during downtime..

The Topeak Turbo Morph
Big is beautiful

Among the Morphs, one particular hand pump stands out. 
Its large enough for expeditions and I used it as an emergency pump. 
I stashed it in my car for use during trips and such.
The Mega Morph comes with its own carrying case and what drew me to getting one was a flip-out gauge on the pump.
But still, its a handpump and it has done a lot of service since I've acquired it..

The Morphs in my keepsake
So, on your next ride.. 

Be sure to pack a hand pump, don't be an ass by expecting others to do things for you.
Take an effort to learn on how to recover your bike from a puncture, valve blow-out and all the issues that would slow your bike down during a ride.. Be kind! Get a hand pump!

Malaysia's most wanted foldie...

A soaring demand.. 

The award-winning Eclipse X20

Since it was announced last year, the Tern Eclipse X20 or aptly known as the "Pirate-Ninja" became a well sought-after bike.
There are calls to the the local distributor on a daily basis to enquire about ordering the bike.

But, but, but... 

The K2 Asia product guy who left late last year didn't do his job.
Fearing that the market would only give a lukewarm reception to the 2013 Tern Bicycle line-up, he only ordered a large quantity of entry-level bikes.
So, this means that we won't see any new "X"-series bikes until late December (pre-order batches for 2014).


So, this is the legacy for the new product guy in K2 Asia who inherited all the "teething" issues from the day Tern bikes was launched in late 2011.
But, there is hope. 
We will see more good stuff next year as the window for ordering new stock is given only twice a year.

A chat with the retail guy..

I met EK from Rodalink in Bandar Botanic near Klang recently.
This is the premium outlet that stocks nearly 90% of the Tern bikes in Malaysia.
"How is your Pirate-Ninja..," He asked.
"Okay, but I don't have a chance to ride it yet, its the haze and the -+ > 3000 readings are hampering all outdoor activities..," I responded.
EK then told me that there has been daily queries about the Eclipse X20 and there's nothing they could do about it.
"We get many calls asking about the Pirate-Ninja.. There are interested parties," he said.

The only Eclipse left in Malaysia..

There is a 2011 Eclipse S11i in Rodalink with an asking price of RM7.7k.
Frankly, its a damn good bike and since there is a sale going on, further price reduction can be expected on this 24" bike... Apart from that, there's also a few Verge bikes at the store, namely, the Verge Duo, P18 and one remaining X20.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First impressions: Tern Eclipse P9

Our first Tern bikes...

We're moving away from the 20" class in folding bikes should there be any need to get a new one.
My choice was narrowed down to the 24" class and having test-ridden the Tern Eclipse S11i, I'd pretty much made up my mind about my next bike.
And since I ride a lot with Michelle, my wife, we always get two bikes of the same model.
In this case, my pick was the Tern Eclipse P9.
The model designate "P" means "Premium" which indicates that good quality components are used on the bike.
So, the Tern Eclipse P9 is basically a nine-speed ride with some really good stuff thrown-in.

A nice colour scheme..
All the bugs and glitches fixed...

Tern Bicycles is a two-year-old company.
Even at their infancy, they've won the prestigious Eurobike award in their first year for the Eclipse S11i.
When the bikes rolled out, there were some issues with the physis handle lock pin.
They quickly fixed the matter and won an award for their physis 3D handle at the Taipei Bike show in March this year.
That said, we were ready to acquire our first Tern bicycles.

A bike for Mrs Samo

The Eclipse P9
My choice had been narrowed down to the Eclipse P9 bike.
It's a basic 24" ride with a 9-speed drivetrain.
So, practically, it would be able to do a lot of moving around including leisure rides around the countryside.
The built quality on this bike is amazing. 
I particularly love the clean lines and aerodynamic shape of its frame.

Good stuff in an affordable package..

At least one sample bike had made it to Malaysia when the Tern bikes were launched in late 2011.
As for the Eclipse, I don't think that any follow-up was made for orders as there were few demands for it.
The faster moving bikes were the Link C7s, D8 and P9.
Even the better bikes like the Verge P18, X10 and X20 were "slower" in comparison.
Speaking of the Eclipse P9, it would draw a pricetag between RM2.9K - RM3.2K here in Malaysia. That's mark-up, tax and freight charges thrown-in.

The Andros stem
Simple as it seems, the Eclipse P9 has a few surprises on its own.
The physis 3D and Andros stem is one of the most stable steering system around.
Although its rather heavy, you can adjust the stem to your preferred riding style 
And since the stem is a solid single piece, you won't find it flimsy and squeaky during a ride.
It came with a 9-speed drivetrain, with 11-32T cogwheels and a 50T chainring. This is enough to propel the bike to yield any riding situation.
Another interesting feature on this bike are the Promax mechanical disk brakes.
Its simple to operate and has enough stopping power to slow the bike down on downhill descends.

The Promax disk brakes
What I found most appealing in the package were the Schwalbe Kojak  24" x 1.50 tires.
These are regarded as the best in its class for less rolling resistance and basic puncture protection.

The Schwalbe Kojak Tires
Some minor tweaks...

To get the most out of it, the 9-speed drivetrain on this bike should be tuned before you decide to take it for a ride. 
Make sure that the rear derailleur tension is correct so that there are no chain-slips.
I didn't quite like the Suntour "soap bar" folding pedals, although its a way lot tougher compared to the Wellgo folding pedals that tend to break.
So, I've replaced it with a pair of MKS EZY Promenade quick release pedals.
Another part that will have to go is the saddle.
Right now, my choice would be the Selle Royal Ergogel saddles and the right one would be a piece for female cyclists.

A bike with plenty of potential...

The Eclipse P9 is one smooth ride and it also folds compact.
You can use it for your daily commute and leisure rides and if you are a strong rider, the bike can be rigged for touring (Tern has a lot of accessories such as luggage racks that can be added onto the bike) and bikepacking.
And for the future of this model, I heard that some extensive work is being carried out to improvise the bike. So, its no surprise if Tern Bicycles would make an exciting announcement at the Eurobike 2013 show this coming August.. 

Dawn of the Eclipse

Pre-ride adjustments

I had my new bike sent to master Johnny Ng's shop for a tune-up.
Seems that I had a chainslip because I squeezed the trigger shifter for the front derailleur too hard.

Later, Johnny also re-aligned the handlebar because it was veering too much to the left.

He also adjusted the physis 3D stem for a stiffer lock-up.

So far, the Eclipse X20 is holding up fine.. that said I am looking forward to take it for a spin soon!

Schwalbe Airmax Tire Pressure Gauge

Ma! Look what I found!

I made a trip to the Rodalink store in Desa Sri Hartamas in search of a 24" x 1.50 inner tube for my Tern Eclipse X-20.
There was only one piece left and I had to be contented with it.
While cruising the shelf, I found a couple of Schwalbe Airmax Pro tire pressure gauge.
And at RM49 a pop, its a whole lot cheaper than the Topeak digital gauge that I have been using for more than five years.

Schwalbe's digital tire pressure gauge
Taking precise measurements....

Having the correct tire pressure means you are going to prolong the lifespan of the tire's service life.
If incorrectly done, your tire rims might be damaged.
And with high-pressure tires that offers puncture protection, the pressure has to be optimized for this feature.
I gave the Schwalbe digital gauge a try and it worked like magic!
The recessed activation button on the gauge prevents accidental on/off on the gadget.
Its unlike the Topeak gauge that can be easily activated and because of that, it drains the button battery cell easily.
The Schwalbe digital tire pressure gauge is available from most Rodalink outlets in the Klang Valley.

MKS Promenade EZY pedals

A worthy replacement..

Michelle's Tern Eclipse P9 came supplied with a pair of Suntour "soapbox" folding pedals.
Despite its simple looks, these pedals are really tough.
You get them with most premium-priced folding bikes from Dahon and Tern.
Its a whole lot better than the Wellgo folding pedals that tends to break under too much stress.

The MKS Promenade pedals

It comes in a pouch 
It's available here!

I didn't have to go on-line to get the MKS pedals. 
Johnny Ng's shop - My Bicycle Shop in Bandar Utama has them and he's selling them at a decent price.
This means, you don't have to waste time on postage, foreign currency exchange and going around like a headless chicken looking for the pedals.
It took me less than 10-minutes to fit the pedals onto Michelle's Tern Eclipse P9. All you need is a simple no 17 flat wrench (can be purchased from Daiso Japan as a set) or a proper 15mm cone wrench.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The future is Tern..

A defining moment.. 

I received a call from the delivery man.
He said there are two large boxes waiting for me.. 

Cool stuffs comes in a pair!
A re-cap

About a year ago, Joshua Hon of Tern Bicycles had sent me an email. 
He asked about the Tern Eclipse S11i which I test-rode for a review in
It was an awesome bike and I was told by Josh that team Tern were developing a 24" folding bike which is suited for the Asian market.
That was privileged information about yet-to-be released Eclipse X-20 which went on to win an award in Eurobike 2012. 

And the timing was impeccable..

I waited for nearly a year to hear news about the Eclipse X-20 that went into production recently. Even when it left the factory in Taiwan, this bike was sold out.
To sink my claws into my first Tern folding bike, I made a deal with the local distributor and ordered two bikes: the Tern Eclipse P9 for Michelle, my wife and the Eclipse X-20 for my own use. 
So, after a brief slumber, I received the good news from the local Tern product guy. 
The bikes were on its way. I had enough funds to cover the purchase of the two 24" bikes which will be used for the Penang Round-island ride in September.
And like what Josh had earlier said about "a bike that is like nothing you've ever ridden.." I must say that the Eclipse experience was a notch above the rest.
Having tried the Eclipse S11i, another award-winning design from Tern Bicycles, I had my mind set on acquiring the 24" folding bikes.

Un-boxing a Tern, Happy! Happy! Happy!

I brought home the bikes last week and assembled them.
Right out of the box, our new rides were really impressive!

The boxes in our crowded living room

My new ride, the Eclipse X-20

The task ahead..

I have scheduled the bike's maiden ride and had it tuned by Master Johnny Ng from My Bicycle Shop recently.
There were some slight adjustments to be made before the bike hits the road.
I have yet to rig up the frame with bottle cages which I intend to do soon.
For starters, its gonna be a middle-distance urban ride to evaluate the Eclipse X-20's handling and durability...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Maxxis DTH

Learning from the FRIM experience.. 

We have been using our Schwalbe Marathon Supreme for more than two years. 
So far, so good. 
It performed flawlessly and with the entry of our new bikes, we have unanimously decided that the Dahon Jetstream P8 and EX would be made as our offroad rides.
Our gig at the FRIM Rover trail had given us the push to seek for a permanent solution: wider tires with traction.

Excuses, excuses, excuses..

I had my eyes on the Schwalbe "Mad Mike" offroad tires. 
It has a width of 20" x 2.25 which is wide enough to tackle any condition on the trail.
Better still, the Mad Mike comes with Kevlarguard protection. 
But, having said that, the Schwalbe dude here in Malaysia told me that he can only sell them if there's demand and the Minimum Quantity Order is a container load. 
So, having heard that, it ain't gonna happen...

Enter the DTH!

The folded tire
Last week, when we rode up the KKB route towards Sg Chilling, I was shown to a bike fitted with a wide and knobby tire.
Johnny Ng of My Bicycle Shop pointed me to a Dahon ECO7 with the Maxxis tires.
Later, I learned that it was a dirt tire meant for BMX bikes.
Its called the DTH or short for "Drop The Hammer". 
The tire's pretty aggressive and it came with Maxxis' silkworm puncture protection, which is just basically enough to cover the bare necessities on the trail.
Having seen that option, I gave it much thought as my Schwalbes are worn out.
So, I didn't waste precious time to outfit both our Jetstreams with the DTHs.

Fitting the new Maxxis tires
Fitting the tires..

I was lucky to learn that the Kinetic pro rims are compatible with the Maxxis DTH.
It has an ETRTO standard of 406mm, so, fitting the wider tires were not an issue.
I spent an hour fitting the new tires. 
And the irony was this: The Schwalbes were never taken out of the bike because I had never experienced a single puncture with it.
Removing the rear tire from the Jetsream EX was an experience.
It was held together with a 15mm nut and a special wrench is needed to remove the entire tire.
I had no problem with that with my Topeak spanner.

Simply badass! 
I was pretty happy with the fit and this means that we have no more excuse not to climb "Steroid  Hill" in FRIM.
If there's any doubt, the DTH would erase our fear of getting no traction at all on the punishing offroad climb.

The Maxxis DTH on the front fork
Only time can tell of the new tires would perform.
But I have confidence in this set of new tires -- that they would grip the dirt tracks with ease.
So, that said, I am really looking forward to my Sabak Bernam - Teluk Intan offroad ride at the end of the month!


Back to our regular programme...

Seefu Johnny Ng from My Bicycle Shop in Bandar Utama had organised a weekend bikepacking ride.
His plan was to cycle from Rasa to KKB and Sungai Chilling.
Johnny's ride is a crowd-puller and he's very experienced in handling groups in such cases.

On our own

I told Michelle about this and had planned to ride up the Selangor Dam via KKB without joining the crowd.
I knew that for a fact, they will be slow in terms of timing due to train transfer and moving up from Rasa.
So, our plan was to drive to KKB town and ride up to the Dam after a hearty breakfast.
And we did just that! 
At 06:00am, we rigged up the bikes and packed them into the car and rolled out.
We reached KKB at 07:45am and found a nice coffee shop to have our breakfast.
The flavour of the day was curry laksa and Lee coffee shop did it really well.
I also sat there and had a chat with the shop's owner who told me about the unfortunate incident a few years ago where five people had drowned in one day.
I spent four days going to and fro to Sg Chilling and the last body, belonging to a 17-year-old kid was recovered about five days later.

My boy checking out the scene at home.. 
A moment of doubt...

Basically, the ride to Sg Chilling was a gradual climb from KKB town.
Its an elevation gain of 474metres in the 28km ride.
One of the toughest section was the slope leading to the Selangor Dam Visitor's Centre.
The last time I rode here, I had to jump off my Dahon Speed P8 and push. 
That was of course, with 20kgs of load on the rear pannier.
On this ride, we set out on our Dahon Jetstreams. No excess baggage, just some personal items on our backpacks and recovery gear.
So, as we slowly approach the bend leading up to the Dam's Visitor's centre, I realised that it didn't take much effort to climb. As a matter of fact, Michelle actually led the way to the centre.
Later, I found out that at least two cyclists from Johnny's group had suffered cramps.

The road to Chilling..
I learned that one of the cyclist who was treated for cramps was actually a fella that I had criticized for showing his temper during my organized ride.
Same fella was riding his puny little bike and suffered all the way.

The climb to Selangor Dam's Visitor's Centre

At the parking lot near the Dam, we met an old timer, Pak Ayob. 
He lives in KKB and cycles around the area regularly. The man had a VHF radio strapped onto his chest.
We chat a bit and exchanged information.
After taking a short rest, we rode off to Sungai Chilling, which is about 5km away from the centre.

At the Kelah sanctuary entrance

Riding into the sanctuary
Chilling out.. 
The Sg Chilling Kelah Sanctuary charges a nominal fee of RM1 for the public to hike up its 2-kilometre trail.
This is a dangerous area which claimed many lives especially unsuspecting campers.
I had a chat with a ranger there and found more about camping at the site. It only opens on Fridays through Sundays.
Michelle wanted to check out the Pertak trail, so, after a brief rest, we set out to the trail.
Kg orang asli Pertak is my preferred bikecamping site.
This is also a place where the campsites are secluded and not many people would camp there during weekdays.
After riding the trail, we decided to head to the Selangor Dam again.

At a suspension bridge at the sanctuary
Meeting up with old friends...

Johnny's group arrived late at the visitor's centre.
There were about 30 people. A group that were hanging out near the vending machine were familiar faces.
I spoke to Johnny and several other cyclists.
And as I was riding in, one of the guys wearing a Union Jack nutcase helmet was staring at me.
Then, another fat dude who walked past me did the same.
I caught up with Radzi, a regular cycling kaki of mine and asked if he did okay. 
He had to sweep the rest of the group and told me that two guys had suffered cramps.
Then, I met this Malay dude, he had muscle oinment all over him.
"Eh, macam ada mamat kaki cramp aje???," I teased. I saw his embarrassed face and went on with my conversation with the rest of the guys. 
I told them that the Kelah sanctuary was packed and that the offroad track was wet.

With blogger Sin, sweeper Radzi and ride leader Johnny
We left the Dam and rolled downhill.
It was a fast and furious affair as it took us less than 15-minutes to do so.
Once in KKB town, we packed up our bikes and walked towards a stall in the hawker centre.
There, the main attraction was the "yee man taufoo" and "mui choy chee yuk".

Kuala Kubu Baru at last!

The one-hour wait for lunch

The stall where we ate was famous.
There was a huge crowd there and our order came an hour later.
A family who were eating beside us felt guilty because their food was served before us.
Michelle began to show her displeasure and the timing was such, our meals arrived.
There was no doubt that they were good, but the service was damn slow!
After a good fill, we drove back to our home in Subang Jaya.
As for the ride, it was awesome! I think that another ride up to the Gap near Fraser's Hill is in order...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

OTF bike gps mount

Avoid cockpit instrument clutter... 

Gone were the days of the "quarter turn" bike mount for GPS devices.
The rave now - is the "out the front" mount for cyclo computers and bicycling GPS.
And these things don't come cheap...

My cockpit set-up on the Dahon Jetstream EX
The name of the game: getting ripped-off...

Believe it or not, some GPS retailer wanted RM220 for a pack of quarter turn mount. Its just a piece of plastic held together with two pieces of rubberbands and a rubber foot.
Similarly, some years back, I paid a bomb for a piece of handlebar mount for my Garmin Oregon 300.

The original Garmin mount
Choices, choices, choices....

There aren't many choices in the market for OTF mounts.
Garmin has one the goes at RM180 a piece.
The other alternative was the Bar-Fly GPS mount at RM85, sold by Quicksports, a staunch supporter of the Malaysian Foldies Forums.
The owner, Mr Yong, is a very nice guy!
Another alternative is the SRAM "quickview" computer mounth.
This retails for 20Euros excluding freight charges.

Paying more than we should.. 

At a retail price of RM180, the trader gets at least RM50 profit.
But, I think its a 150% profit margin for a piece of plastic molded in Taiwan.
The price to beat for the Garmin OTF mount, is RM127.00 which is practically, the MSRP on Garmin's website.
SRAM's quickview mount
But, if you really couldn't give a shit about brands and stuff, you might get a mount for RM50 or less from China-made copies of the OTF mount.

These are the items you can hunt on trading sites such as,, and so on.


A brainstorm...

So, there I was, day dreaming again.
While warming up my brains, the thought of cycling in the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia came to mind.
"Ummmm.. This place is in Kepong, I've been there a few times, the trails are not bad and its pretty foldie-friendly..," I thought out loud.
Then, I did a search on Google and came up with some interesting blogs about cycling in this area.
Basically, there are two sections to ride around the FRIM. On-road and offroad.
Cyclists are charged RM5 per entry for each bike and since there are ample parking in the area, it should be interesting to give it a try.

An early session in FRIM
We're gonna do it sooner or later...

Some folding bike cyclists have ridden in the area and gave this trail a really good mention.
Our plan was to explore the place and see as much as we could.
So, Michelle and I had set out on a Saturday morning to Kepong from our home in Subang Jaya.
We arrived at Taman Ehsan Kepong and had breakfast in a coffee shop.
The curry pan mee there was not bad.
After a good fill, we drove to the FRIM entrance where the free carparks were already packed to the brim.
It was the Yang DiPertuan Agong's birthday, so, it was a public holiday.
There were a lot of hikers and people who went there to do their walk on the trail.
We saw many mountain bikers who parked their vehicles and rode out to the area.
After scouting for a carpark, we found a nice place to set up our bikes at the entrance of the FRIM Botanical Garden.
Right beside us, was a Toyota Hi-Lux pick up with its engine running.
Its really an irony to see some dude "going green" with his car engine chugging away.
Anyway, the guy was a prick as he behaved like the whole world had owed him a living, so fuck him!
We rigged up the bikes and rode to the FRIM's main building.

One of the easy trails
Michelle riding her Dahon Jetstream P8
The light trail

We found a dirt track near some worker's quarters in FRIM.
It was an easy loop and the trail was really beautiful.
But it was short.
Michelle and I ended up at the entrance of the trail after a 10-minute ride.
We felt that this would be suitable to conduct an outdoor workshop for the members of the Malaysian Foldies to do offroad cycling.

Rover trail and Steroid hill

Well, after some snooping around, we found the trail head leading up to "Steroid Hill".
This is where the fun begins!

Queuing up for cyclist on the Rover trail

A nice view of the city 

Rolling away on the dirt track
"You don't belong here.."

We rode past some mounties along the way.
Some gave us a dirty look, as if we were snatching away their fun on the trail.
Way I see it, the dirt track is for all to share and its courtesy to give way to those rolling downhill like a bat out of hell.
I yelled at Michelle to move aside so that those maniacal showoffs would get through.
Then, a group of middle aged Malay men said: "Wah, folding bike pun boleh!"
The Rover trail seemed short and it leads to the Steroid Hill, which is basically a steep climb on gravel road.
When we exited the trail, I asked one of the Mounties about the trails in FRIM and where it leads to.
"Ah, you end up in Hospital Sungai Buluh la..," said one of them.
That wasn't on my agenda, so the sane thing to do, was to turn back to the trail head.
Michelle and I felt that we've achieved something by completing the ride on the trail.
We did tried to cycle up the Steroid Hill, but our tires weren't meant for gravel and dirt tracks. 
At one point, the hill was so steep, my front wheel was doing a wheelie!

A stream found along the trail

Our Jetstreams

Getting there and back...

We spent about three hours on the trail and covered quite a bit.
Michelle and I were quite satisfied with the ride and how our bikes handled along the way.
The full-suspension really helped in taking the knocks and bumps.
Later, I cracked a joke about getting killed and eaten by cyclists riding their little pink folding bikes, where some folks actually took it seriously.
I guess with such a safe area to ride, we might go back to FRIM to follow-up on other trails...