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13Dec/124

E-Brompton Banter—Part 5—Surfin’ Safar-E

E-Brompton Banter---Part 5---Surfin’ Safar-E--- By Turbo Bob

E-Brompton and board carrier

E-Brompton and board carrier

After my last installment of E-Brompton Banter, you might think I have my head in the clouds. You wouldn’t be the first one to think that. Today we are headed back to earth, specifically the shore break here in sunny Southern California.

Now, I can’t take my E-Brompton out in the waves to catch the big one, but I can sure ride the coastline to watch some great surfing. And the E-Brompton could be the best way to get yourself and your board to the action. Board trailers, board racks or just carrying it while you ride west makes it easy. Back in my surfing days, bikes, woodies and surfboards went together like Hawaii and shooting the curl. Nowadays with all the woodies in car shows or museums, bikes are bigger than ever for getting to the beach.  Having an E-bike is even better than a woodie. Every cool surfer knows that protecting our planet is part of what keeps the waves rolling. How are you going to hang ten if the ocean gets sick? Riding an E-bike is just one way to help, and a big one for sure. So hitch-up your baggies and ’Let’s go surfing’.

What makes the Electric Brompton Stand Out?

You could use just any bike to get you and your board to the waves, so why an E- Brompton? Some of the reasons stand out just looking at it. The solid build, electric-assist, stylish looks and convenience factors easily talk loud enough to be heard over the pounding surf. Once you try one out, the reasons just keep flowing. Here’s a powerful bike that can be folded and tucked away into the safest of places. While you rock the waves, your E-Brompton will be waiting to take you to the next big break.

Combine the small fold with a cool surfboard carrier like in the photo, and you will never wonder where to park your bike again. This carrier uses the board as the trailer, and it all tucks into a small bag for security or storage. Once again that convenience factor stands out like a switch foot in the white water. And if glassy conditions abound, you’ll be hangin’ loose with the crowd at the fish taco stand on the neatest beach bike ever. Can you say kowabunga?

Making new friends with the Brompton

I have been cruising the E-Brompton lent to me by NYCeWheels all up and down the coast. It allows me to tuck into some tight spots to see the awesome surfing all over our area. It makes it easy to get access to many great areas that overlook the best local shore breaks. The electric-assist gets me up to some of the higher spots with ease. And if need be, a quick fold makes it easy to climb and carry to the tougher places in the cliffs.

When the waves are blown-out and the surfers are on the beach, I’ve had many conversations with them about this great E-Brompton. They are quick to spot it amongst all the other bikes in the area. Many of them live on boats or in the smallest of places, and they are fast to see how handy it could be for them. If they aren’t too wet or sandy, I’ll send them off for a test ride which always brings a smile. I love to brag about my old surfing days but they usually just want to talk about the Brompton Bike.
Talking about Bromptons is almost as much fun as riding them. These wonderful folding bikes are as much like a piece of art as it gets. The care and technology put into each Brompton is amazing. People love watching it fold and unfold. They can’t seem to get enough of the way it all tucks together. And when you climb on one, the thrills just keep coming. The ride, easy pedaling and looks appeals to lots of people, not just surfers.

The E-Brompton- a professional Electric Conversion

Turbo and the E-Brompton just love the beach

Turbo and the E-Brompton just love the beach

The E-assist on this Brompton is done in the most professional way. It looks and feels factory. So simple and powerful, you might want to ride it instead of surfing. I’ve had a few surfers forgo some nice waves to stay on the beach a little longer as they check out and try this special E-bike. In fact, the amount of interest it gets makes me wonder if NYCeWheels can keep up with the demand they seem to generate. They don’t mind building as many E-Bromptons as the world needs, I would think.
Have you tried an E-Brompton from NYCeWheels yet? No, well then hang-ten over to the shop and see what you are missing.

Thanks for kickin’ in, Turbo Bob.
“Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls.”---Bob Weir.

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  • http://goo.gl/PC3ns Greg

    Bob – As Someone who explores sustainability and surfing, as well as just ordering a Brompton I love this.. Take a look at http://goo.gl/PC3ns – ill be in San Diego next month get in contact if you would like to meet up

    What sort of board trailer do you have ?

    Greg

    • http://TurboBob'sBicycleBlog Turbo Bob

      Hey Greg, sure, when you are in town look me up. The easiest way to contact me is to send me a PM (private message) on my Facebook page. Just look at “Turbo Bob’s Bicycle Blog” page there and we can work it out.
      That board trailer is one that they offer at Surf Monkey, a great local bike shop in PB (Pacific Beach). Although I have many boards hanging on my back fence for effect, it’s been more than a few years since I hit the waves on one.
      Riding a Brompton is more my kind of fun nowadays—cool to hear that you are getting one.
      Enjoy the bike and San Diego, Maybe I’ll see you when you make the trek here.
      Turbo.