Friday, 21 October 2011

Cycling in boots again

I am back on the Brompton but only using it once a week at the moment. The weather has taken a sharp turn towards cold and I felt the need to get out the boots and my gloves. The first weekend in October gave us the hottest weather in records and now the frost has arrived, and the daylight hours are dwindling away. (Sigh) Last night I was surprised to see a few cyclists still not using lights. I wonder if they are in denial that we really are in Autumn.

Another reason for getting out the boots and ensuring the Brompton tyres are pumped up is the road works are at a peak going through the City of London at the moment. Lots of pot holes and uneven surfaces. I think it is the rush to get road works done in time for the Olympics next year.

My boots that I got last year from Office are holding up very well and I don’t see the need to get a new pair. They are still a comfortable ride and give a good grip on the pedals. I saw another Brompton user just outside Liverpool Street Station and noticed that she was wearing trainers. I have only cycled once with my trainers and I found it I could not get a feel for the pedal because of the padded sole and lack of flexibility which is similar to wearing clogs. Speaking of summer shoes, they now have to go into storage. (Sigh)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Like to Ride a Bike

Like Riding A Bike from Dominic Latham-Koenig on Vimeo.
Found this video and photography project via a link on Sweet Georgia Brown cycle blog (thank you).

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in south west London is trying to get more of people on bikes and see the best way to do this is to show the local residents on their bikes going about their everyday business. The link to the photographs is here.

Works for me & much better than seeing posters of all those Olympic cyclists. I can’t wait to get on my bike tomorrow.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Two Bromptons at the supermarket

I am still not doing much on the bike at the moment but it was nice to see two Bromptons outside a supermarket in New Cross at lunchtime. They reminded me of the two Bromptons I saw at the local supermarket in Greenwich.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Short break

I fell off a ladder recently and hit my head. The stitches come out today. I cannot believe it happened. All the care I take when cycling and I injure myself in my own home.