Today for the first time ever, I did a “big shop” on the bike; coming back with quite a large number of items.
The bike in question was the Fiido D2S and the trailer was my brand new Burley Travoy, which after fixing the minor manufacturing defect is now absolutely perfect. It easily coped with around 15kg of shopping and in all honesty the Fiido didn’t struggle or feel laboured.
It’s only about a 4 mile round trip and it didn’t take too long at all, in fact the journey home was probably quicker for me than it was in a car as there was a queue all the way down the retail park.
I sparked controversy a couple of days ago. I’ve had some pretty opinionated comments on Instagram from people who have since been removed from my circles. Why? I hear you ask?
Well consider this photo. I’m out on my Fiido enjoying a ride. I’ve got the trailer hitched on the back and I’ve just been shopping. You’ll notice I’m wearing leather trousers. Leather chinos to be precise (not jeans, and if you want to stay friends with me you’ll learn to differentiate between chinos, jeans and formal trousers! 😉)
That’s the problem.
Guys think I shouldn’t be riding a bike in “expensive leather trousers”.
Fellas… They were £15 off eBay. Most of my leather trousers/jeans come from eBay and cost under £20.
Now let me put this in perspective; I have a couple of pairs of Levi 501’s. A pair of 501’s is currently around £90. You don’t say a thing when I wear unwipeable non water-resistant £90 jeans when cycling but you moan because I wear a pair of fifteen quid leather trousers?
Seriously guys, stop standing in front of the mirror getting off and sharing bedroom photos on Instagram and get the fucking things worn in your life!
I’ve been wearing leather trousers in my daily life for about thirty years now and I won’t be changing any time soon!