Saturday, 17 July 2010

Back in boots


The weather took a sudden sharp turn to wet and windy in London on Thursday You would not have believed we were struggling to breathe five days ago because the temperature was in the 80s.

I pondered about whether to wear shoes, sandals or boots but accepted that I would rather have hot feet than wet feet so on went the boots and off I went to my late meeting in Wandsworth (lots of traffic and a crazy one way system) and then on to Shoreditch to a summer party (work event).

I left the Brompton locked up in a quiet car park as I wasn’t planning to stay long. Turns out when I went to hand in my coat another Brompton rider had left their bike in the cloak room. Had I been staying until after dark I would have brought my Brompton inside too.

4 comments:

wee folding bike said...

I would always do that kind of thing, The whole meme or USP of the folding bike is that you can take it into places with you. For me this has included Osborne House, Edinburgh Castle, lots of museums, pubs, cafes and shops.

I was in Poole last week and it looked like the Asda there had never seen anyone put their Brompton in a trolley. I guess the shops round here are used to it because I've been doing it for years.

bicyclemamy said...

Hi there! I came across your blog today for the first time. Great blog! Guess what? I'm a brown girl who owns a Brompton and a Trek too.

I'm sad to see you wearing boots & tights in the middle of July; it should be against the law...nice boots though :-)....

Cycling in Heels said...

Hi WFB.
I am not surprised. My local Asda does not have cycle racks unlike the local Sainsburys which is two mintues away. They were probably trying to work out what it was in the trolley.

I agree that the point of the Brompton is that you can take it with you. But sometimes....

Cycling in Heels said...

Hi Bicylemammy

Thanks for stopping by. We have something else in common, I also love Jill Scott's 'Golden'.

Enjoy.