Saturday, 22 December 2012

Not doing the Christmas shopping with the Brompton

I have left the Brompton at home this week while working and doing the Christmas shopping. Firstly it has been raining. Not at bad as April but the road surfaces are more slimy because of the wet leaves and the residue of grit that has been put down to dissolve the ice. The other reason is the combination of other Christmas shoppers and a Brompton bike in a shop is not a good mix. It is the one time of the year that we wander around in a fog of not knowing what we want or if we have the right thing. In the West End I prefer to make a quick dash and back to the train station with bags. The other thing is that more pedestrians just walk straight into the road without looking. They look out for buses and taxis but forget that there are cyclists. I think they are dazzled by the Christmas lights and decorations and shop signs for pre holiday Sales.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The cutest bag in the Brompton world

I came across the Ortlieb Mini O bag last week. I wanted to take it home but it is a little small for my needs even if it does come with a shoulder strap. The cost at Cycle Surgery was £80 same price as on the Brompton site. Reminded me to get out my Ortlieb zip city bag.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Brompton, Boots and Bagaboo

The freezing weather has arrived and it is warmer to pedal than walk. As much as I love my Superdry bag I had to get out the Bagaboo because I need to carry my lock again and iPad and all the other stuff like bike lights. When it is this cold having a bag on my back keeps me warm. The soft sole ankle boots I got in September are still fabulous on or off the bike.