Sad, but true , a late ambition in life, on a folder
Never to be outgunned by a Brompton, on a open road.
At my age I've been completely stuffed by a girl on what looked
like a Raleigh Twenty, but then again she was probably a third of
my age (or less) and probably not much more than half my weight.
I don't mind being overtaken by "normal" bikes but in a form
of reverse snobbery I've decided I don't like being overtaken
by Bromptons and its not going to happen if I can help it.
Well in fact is has, but not on an open road, on a footpath
that allowed bikes with a suggested 10 mph speed limit.
Every bike owner or ex-bike owner I've met has expressed
some interest and questions regarding my bike on seeing
it, (as I do regarding theirs), but not Brompton owners.
Obviously I can't avoid it cruising along, but if you ever
overtake me riding a Brompton, and don't look half my
age, I'll give it a go to leave you in the dust, ;) .