Wednesday 19 May 2021

Orange Brompton in wet weather!

If you have read my blog for a while, you will know that rainy weather does not bother me a jot. I take the view that it shouldn’t stop what you were intending to do. There is however a slight exception…my Brompton bikes!

This Friday I will be going on an overnight adventure that will see me cycle about 65 miles. I am looking forward to it and considering what rain jacket to take. I don’t really care about me getting wet at all and refer you to the above. I do however, hate getting my Brompton bikes wet and dirty. 

It has taken several years to condition myself to the fact that they might and I am just about okay with it -just about!

The route will feature some mild off-road sections and I know that I will probably curse my way through until I reach the other side. 

In the past, there have been times when the rain has been howling down and the conversation from fellow riders is understandably nonexistent, where I speculate as to what Sir Ernest Shackleton or Sir Wilfred Thesiger would make of me cursing the rain, the mud and the general wetness, simply because my beloved Brompton is getting dirty?!

I’ll let you know how I get on! Stay safe out there people  


  1. Thank you for sharing. Following your posts make me feel sort of normal.

    "Cursing your way until the other end" reflects pretty well my feelings on some roads.. sometimes.
    Also the non existing chats with ciclying companions on those moments. Keep writing. you make me smile.

    Greetings from Monterrey Mexico.


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