Jeremiah Finds Freedom with a Folding Bike

Jeremiah’s new bike

Another Southby moment, my friend Jeremiah Owyang and I saw each other while stopped at an intersection. We were riding in the cold-ass rain, David was doing a semi track stand and Jeremiah walking pasts says, “Hey Byron, what’s that you’re riding?”

A month or so later, he’s got a Tern and loves it. He just posted on Facebook.

Anyone into the Transformers? No, not the Michael Bay version, the bicycle version.

Thanks to my bud Byron Dl, bike evangelist, who I’ve known for over a decade, he connected me with Tern Bicycles to borrow on loan this 24 lbs (10 kilo) folding 9 speed bicycle that can be tucked under a desk, in a Caltrain luggage rack or in the back of the two door car or in an Uber. Other features include dual brakes, removable pedals, and Shimano gears.

It takes four steps to collapse it, which I’m sure I can do in seconds once I get used to it.

Discussing riding, and getting in shape, Jeremiah also said, “Something changed in me, maybe I had a baby, maybe I care more about things over me, maybe I want to get healthy. It’s about freedom really.”

It really is… whether that’s freedom from the desk, a car ride, or not feeling healthy.



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