Monday 29 June 2020

I don't recognise you without your Brompton and cycling gear!!

Contrary to what you might think, the only time I wear lots of orange is when I am riding recreationally on one of my Brompton bicycles. The majority of the time my daily wardrobe is devoid of all things orange - apart from the phone case, wallet, pens...ahem.

At the weekend I was in a small supermarket and saw someone with a black Brompton in their trolly wheeling it around. I knew this person and said hello. I could see by the expression on their face that momentarily they could not quite place me. It then dawned on them that they did in fact know me and we exchanged pleasantries.

It seemed that they had never seen me wearing civvies or without one of my Orange Brompton bicycles. They are not alone as people have shouted out a 'hello Orange' at me when cycling down the street and I haven't recognised them at all as they have not been on their Brompton and doing something ordinary and not Brompton related.

Has this ever happened to you I wonder?

Stay safe out there people!!

1 comment:

  1. Nice story :-D
    Nobody ever recognize me as I'm the invisible cyclist lol In fact there is not real cyclist community in my city. Even Brompton owners don't greet each other :(


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