A Folding Full-Size Mountain Bike? Yes, Please!

A Folding Full-Size Mountain Bike? Yes, Please!

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My name is Eric and I travel with my cat, “Jax” in a 2001 Chevy Fleetwood Tioga Arrow 24D Class C RV. We travel about 35 miles a day chasing 70 degrees year-round. Here is my gear & some popular questions answered:

Gear: (UPDATED)*
*Video: Canon M50 with 11-22mm EF-M Lens
*Stabilizer: Zhiyun Crane 2
*Additional Lenses: Canon 50mm,15-45mm, & 10-18mm
*Audio: (On Camera) Rode VideoMic Pro+ With Rycote VMP+ Deadcat
*GoPro Hero 6 Silver with Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel mic for Driving Narration
*GoPro Hero 4 Black for Timelapses
*SJ4000 for driving shots out the front window.
Time Lapses: Gopro Hero 4: 2 second intervals. Sped up 1200x, cropped 4K down to 1080 for panning
Night Lapses: Gopro Hero 4 Black manual settings: 800 ISO, 30 second Shutter, 3000K WB, Protune On
Slow Motion: Shot 1080p 240fps. Reduced to 8% in Post Production
Additional Audio: Sony ICD-PX333
Editing Laptop: 2015 MacBook Pro 2.8ghz i7 16GB Ram, 500 SSD
Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Editing Encoder: Adobe Encoder – Presets: MP4 VBR H.264 16mbps
Aerial Drone Shots: DJI Phantom 3 Standard Shot in 2.7K Downscaled to 1080p
RV MPG: 9-11mpg depending on generator use. (7.4L 454 Chevy) 78,000 miles
Bike: 2014 Yamaha TW200 Dual Sport Enduro 70mpg
Solar: 500 watts on tilting brackets on roof. 5 AGM batteries totaling 400 amp hours
Mobile Wifi: AT&T Unlimited
Music: www.youtube.com/audiolibrary
Jax is a MaineCoon/Ragdoll Tabby mix. He weighs 24.8lbs. Born April 21st 2010.
RV is 24 Feet Long
Tennessee Hayride by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Email: nwnomadicfanatic@gmail.com

Eric Jacobs
PO Box 1463
Olympia, WA 98507

50 replies
  1. G Belanger
    G Belanger says:

    Use the refund to throw an electric hub drive kit. I just saw one 3 days ago,that thing flew and was pedel able as well.

  2. Elizabeth Brundage : Media Journalist
    Elizabeth Brundage : Media Journalist says:

    Great going Eric with the call to Amazon and gaining a discount. Always enjoy your trips with Jax the cat.

  3. Fraud Exposer
    Fraud Exposer says:

    Your an idiot giving up motorcycle for Chinese crappy bike,had one sold at garage sell for 20 bucks they are crap period.

  4. JD Smith
    JD Smith says:

    i swear i used to work with your twin brother if you want to meet him last i knew he works at orchard trailer in Whately Mass exactly your twin in every way!

  5. Star Oceans
    Star Oceans says:

    I hope your brake issue lasts…feel bad you had to sell your motorcycle to pay for it. Think a lot of people missed that because it was quickly stated.

  6. MustafaBiggun
    MustafaBiggun says:

    Nomadicfanatic your legs are supposed to be fully extended when your bike’s pedal is at its lowest point in its rotation. This is so that you are working your full leg muscle and getting less tired. Awkwardly, it means most people have to use their tip toes in order to stand still whilst sat on the seat but this is the optimum seat height.
    Thanks for the videos

  7. TheProgrammerGuy
    TheProgrammerGuy says:

    Your legs are SUPPOSED to be fully extended when you reach the end of the "stroke", otherwise you are wasting power and getting more tired than you need to.

  8. J
    J says:

    When you hit your head on the awning arm, I laughed because I do that all the time on my RV. And I’ve done it a dozen times and still I seem to never learn. I, too, shake my head because I know it’s my fault. It’s just sometimes you’re looking down at the ground and you walk right into it. lol. And sometimes it really hurts.


    Yeah I like to see you turn that into a ebike that is a electrical bike… I am building one myself got everything but the battery which is the most costly part of the thing.. for you it’ll probably be an investment that is saying that you are more capable to sell the assemble unit at a reasonable are profitable return.. I like your video shows of course you hear that a lot I just putting this out there so you might consider researching it for yourself.. electrical bikes fully assembled go for high money yet you can buy the components and assemble it yourself for a reasonable amount of money the battery being the most expensive part…


    The bigger the seat the better. Bike seats that are too small cut off the circulation to your tallywacker and cause problems over time.

  11. sc1212able
    sc1212able says:

    Well Eric, if you ever decide to give up the nomad life and buy a sailboat, the folding bike is perfect for that scenario, you know there is some really cool electric motor setups available for your bike.

  12. firefoxmoz
    firefoxmoz says:

    The white looks great, better than the blue in my opinion. Good job to Amazon for making it right and giving you a discount.

  13. Thievius333
    Thievius333 says:

    So…how long until he buys another motorcycle? He was getting 100 miles per gallon, able to travel long distances. He’s gonna miss that flexibility BIG time.

  14. Alex Flores
    Alex Flores says:

    I’m not trying to troll but that isn’t even worth half what you paid for. You should also leave the assembly up to a professional. Unless you have experience in a bike shop, it’s very unsafe to assemble a bicycle yourself.

  15. Cyndi Foore
    Cyndi Foore says:

    Look at it this way, it really looks a lot like a Bud Lite can!!
    So awesome it fits in your garage, it will stay clean and safe. You might want to get a sheet of grey foam to protect the paint from rubbing off while you’re in transit.

  16. Chris Kozak
    Chris Kozak says:

    I like your new bike 🚲 awesome discount too. Nice to see Jax hanging out with you while you assemble the bike.👍🏽😻

  17. Cindy Bailey
    Cindy Bailey says:

    insignificant is the correct key word sir…and the positive attitude with your not going to rain on my parade is the correct way of thinking…enjoy your journey and swerve out of the way of any P.I.A. situations:)


    Hey That is a Super sweet deal man The bike and getting the Brakes Done hope this is the LAST time you have to have them done

  19. M.M F.M
    M.M F.M says:

    That’s a lame design on the seat and rear suspension on that bike, it has no room to travel with the damn seat post attached to the frame resting on top of it. 😮👎🏻 What a load of crap.

  20. Jesse
    Jesse says:

    should really looking to riding a bicycle properly, you want the seat to be right to your tail bone when standing. less leg stress and you get more fluid motion when pedaling

  21. Rick LaLande
    Rick LaLande says:

    I am glad you sold the motorbike .. and a big YES on mt. Bike you’ll get those joints moving and fresh air in your lungs. Plus maybe less stress..


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