Are we nuts???!!!
After calling around in the Chicagoland area and finding no Pino's anywhere, my husband and I decided to branch out and call dealers around the country. Amazingly, we found not one, but two Pino's for sale in Pella, Iowa....a MERE five and a half hours drive away from where we live. One is a used older model Pino that doesn't break down into a smaller size for transport. The price was good, but it's a "no go" for our car...a Prius. The second Pino is a brand new Pino, but it's not really set up for touring and a lot would need to be done to it to get it into a more "touring ready" type bike.
We are really intrigued by the Pino, but I'm hesitant to pay so much for a bike that's not really what I want.
So the question becomes....do we drive 11 hours to test drive a bike that isn't really what we want?
Depends on how crazy we are!!!!
We have all day to think about it as we do the Round da Manure Tour in Sharon, Wisconsin.