That is the question on my mind this week. Of all the major questions in life, I guess this falls a long way down the list however! The question concerns what I hope to be my new bike.
I spent a very enjoyable day with David at Laid Back Bikes a couple of weeks back, test riding three different high-racers (recumbent bikes with two wheels of 26″ or above). Two things came out of that day – (i) a great sense of satisfaction of being able to ride a challenging two wheel recumbent reasonably well within four hours and (ii) the decision that a Metaphrastic is the bike most suited to my application. That being pukka week long cycle touring on something I can transport in a bike bag in an aircraft to non-UK touring destinations. Metabikes offer three standard colours – Matt black, gloss blue (both of which I am certain I don’t like for different reasons) and also gloss white. A new option is to have a bespoke colour, but that is only due to be possible in 12-18 weeks time. A white frame could be shipped over to Laid-Back and built up within the month. So that leaves the question – white or wait?