Received my Autumn 2011 edition of BQ today: woohoo!
Probably 60 pages worth of insightful and interesting content I can’t wait to work my way through. However, what I was immediately drawn to was the BV review of a Calfee Adventure.
You can always tell when Jan Heine really likes a bike he’s reviewed, as the review tends to morph into something more than a bicycle review and such was the case with the Calfee. Jan apparently spent quite a bit of time on the Calfee and accounts of those rides — with rich details about the rides… not the bike — seem to suggest that there wasn’t much about the Calfee that demanded or took his attention away from the ride.
Jan’s ‘Conclusion’ & Mark Vande Kamp’s sidebar on the Calfee pretty well sum up what we’ve found to be true with our Calfee single and tandem bikes: they’re bikes that bring out the best in you even when you’re having a bad day and you just want to ride them all the time. As very nice as our other bikes are, the desire to ride them vs. the Calfee’s is just not there.