Bicycling in and around Atlanta.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Electra Amsterdam

The Electra Amsterdam has arrived.  The Classic 3 version is made of lugged steel and features commute friendly accessories such as lights, a rack, fenders, and a fully enclosed chain guard.  Now once upon a time I was pretty down on Dutch commuters, thinking them too heavy for hilly American cities, but then I had one of my trademark changes of heart.  The problem isn’t hills, although they don’t help, the problem is that we Americans are simply in too much of a hurry.  Even those of us who commute by bike, speed along rarely taking time to enjoy ride.  Well I’ve decided I’m too old and too slow to keep up with society much less the local club riders I see on my commute.  Make no mistake, I have no doubt that when the Amsterdam arrives it will be heavy and slow, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Just FYI "down" on the West Coast means you really like something. As in "Hey I want to buy one of those Amsterdams, are you down with it?"