Riding A Brompton Bicycle In Pennsylvania

After unfolding the Brompton bicycle it was ready to ride 2.5 miles to the local U-haul rental yard to rent a truck.

After unfolding the Brompton bicycle it was ready to ride 2.5 miles to the local U-haul rental yard to rent a truck.

I got a call from a person who was out of town on a business trip asking if I could pickup merchandise stored at a warehouse in Philadelphia. The merchandise had to be picked up the next day to avoid being fined a storage fee of $150 per day, so I said yes and rearranged my schedule to have the next day off. I loaded up the Brompton bicycle and took off for Philadelphia. Hauling the merchandise from the warehouse to its new storage location required renting a U-haul 10 foot moving truck  To avoid any parking problems or fees, I parked my car at the person’s address and rode a Brompton bicycle to the local U-haul rental location. Because I was using a Brompton folding bicycle I could easily fold it up and store it in the U-haul truck while moving the merchandise. I printed out Google map text instruction for navigating, but I also had a Garmin Touring bicycle GPS. Sometimes the Garmin doesn’t give the same route as Google maps, so I like to have more than one option and choose the best route. The route from my parking location to the U-haul rental yard was approximately 2.5 miles and took 14 minutes. The roads were very narrow and unfriendly to bicycle’s, but most of the trip was in low-traffic residential neighborhoods, so it wasn’t too bad. I used the Bell Arella 100 tail light to make the bicycle more visible to traffic. I ran into one of the most unfriendly bicycle roads towards the end of my ride to the U-haul rental yard. It was very congested with traffic and had a cement and metal divider running down the center of the road and dividing opposing traffic. This made it difficult to cross, so I rode the Brompton bicycle in the opposite direction to find a place to cross the road. I figured I could cross at the next intersection, but instead I found signs saying no crossing. I couldn’t believe it! I ending up having to ride in a left turn car lane to make a left turn onto the congested road, and from there I was able to ride straight to the U-haul rental yard. After moving all the merchandise and returning the U-haul moving truck, I unfolded the Brompton bicycle and rode back to my car and came home.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The Brompton bicycle fit nicely in between the U-haul moving truck's two front seats

The Brompton bicycle fit nicely in between the U-haul moving trucks two front seats

The Brompton bicycle unfolded and leaning against the U-haul 10 foot moving truck.

The Brompton bicycle unfolded and leaning against the U-haul 10 foot moving truck.

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