I want to promote the use of folding bikes as a means of transportation here in the Philippines. This blog is meant to share my experiences as a folding bike user. I chose a Brompton for its classic style and compact fold, but other brands like Dahon, Strida, Bike Friday, Flamingo and Peerless produce good foldies as well.
Some videos, I found on YouTube, from the recently concluded 10th FCAAF Springfest1st Folding Bike Race held at Macapagal Ave., Pasay City, last 25 March 2012.
Here, we are unfolding our folding bikes. It was kind of crowded. We had a difficult time accessing our bikes and proceeding with the race. May be next time the organizers should designate both sides to park the bikes and leave the middle open (Just like the Brompton World Championships). That way, even if the bike is parked at the back, the rider can unfold and bike without bumping into other racers.
This is also at the start of the race, when all riders have unfolded their bikes and are now biking.
This is another video from the perspective of one of the racers. It's actually a cool video, if you just skip the "crotch" segment.
This last one I shot. It shows the winners of the race as they blaze past the finish line.
It was a fun activity! Will post some photos next time!