Part of my rationale for getting the Dahon folding bike for my ride to work was that, if the weather ever turned nasty during the day, I could fold it up and take it home on the train. Well, when I got a puncture a couple of weeks back, I realised that I needed to do some more preparation if I was ever going to get the bike home on a crowded Metro peak hour train.
I had added double panniers which added quite a bit of weight and were impossible to carry along with the folded bike. So they’ve been ditched and I now just use a backback for my change of clothes, and I leave a spare pair of shoes at work so I don’t need to carry them with me.
Now I’m looking for a carry bag. Luckily Dahon have come up with a new CarryOn Cover which you can stash in a handy saddle bag when not in use. It folds out to cleverly cover the folded bike when you need to carry it as luggage onto the train — and, in Melbourne at least, you can also take a folding bike with you on a tram or bus.
So, I’ll be giving Human Powered a call next week to see about ordering one. Wayne’s got a Dahon too, so we might order two.
Here’s a video from the lovely Josh from Dahon demonstrating how it works…