Sounds like a good combination right? The laptop is really just a folding computer, and a latte, well… that doesn’t fold but it is delicious (especially soy lattes).
I’m writing this blog because I want to share with you the three things that have changed my life in the past few months. With these three simple tools you can enjoy a full productive day of work without the stress of an office or the misery of solitary cubicle confinement. I’m speaking of course of those items in the title: a folding bike, a laptop, and a latte. Why? Well let me tell you…
Let’s start with the obvious: the latte. No one can deny the scrumptious steamed milk sensation of a well made latte, and with the substitution of soy milk you have a delicious (truthfully), healthy (relatively), and stimulating (literally) treat. And of course most bikers know that coffee and folding bicycles go together perfectly. Why? Because you can take your folding bike right into the cafe with you! At the very least you’ve guaranteed yourself a seat.
Drink your latte, it may be the most important thing you do all day. Once you’ve wrested yourself from the clutches of foggy drowsiness it’s time to get to work, and I do mean “get there” as in going somewhere. Before your can get down to business you have to find your way through all sorts of monstrous trials. Whether it be rush hour traffic, crowded subways, or a local bus that stops twice on every block, getting to work is usually something we all loath, except… if you ride a folding bike!
Personally, my commute is often from home to the coffee shop and I get to enjoy my caffeinated morning cup on arrival. With my Brompton folding bike neatly tucked by my side I can sit at a table all to myself without disturbing others or having to worry about my bicycle falling prey to the cleverest thieves of all, bike thieves. Even if I am sitting at a window looking directly at my bicycle locked up outside I still don’t feel comfortable that it is 100% safe. That’s one of the main reasons why having a folding bike has changed my life.
With my Brompton folding bike sitting quietly beside me I can focus on the task at hand without distraction.
And lastly, the laptop. Here too my reasoning is obvious. Just as the folding bike frees me to travel where I like when I like the laptop frees me to work where I like when I like. It’s a combination that perfectly fits my lifestyle. And how else can you get a days worth of office space in midtown Manhattan with heat, hot water, a bathroom, coffee, high speed internet, and a friendly atmosphere for $5?
So there you have it. The three things that have changed my life in the past few months. It’s all about portability and productivity. You have to be portable to have freedom and flexibility. You have to be enjoy your surroundings and stay organized to be productive.
Think about the ways you could use a folding bike, a laptop, and a latte. I hope it changes your life too.