I had two people comment on my Brompton while I was out today. The first was by a man who was travelling with his wife at London Bridge Station. I thought he was going to ask for directions, something that regularly happens to me when I have the bike. I guess people assume that cyclists know their way around. (I don’t as that is what Google Maps are for.) He said that one of his biggest regret was selling his Brompton bike. I expressed sympathy for his loss.
The second comment came from a staff member at Waterstones Books in Piccadilly. I was returning a book brought in haste. Th staffer looked over my shoulder to the bike on the floor and said, ‘my friend said that getting his Brompton was one of the best things he did’. I said (with a smile) that I have had mine for two years.
I still can’t believe I have been cycling for two years. I am almost a veteran and no longer a wimp. I have no regrets and I am very grateful that I cycle.