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September 01, 2008
First day on the Brommie
Writing about web page http://www.brompton.co.uk/
Well, my first day by bike and train to work. Sorry that should be first day by Brompton and train to work. Sold the Mini for a better, greener, leaner life and one with more spare cash!
It went pretty well. At least the bike-related bits did. Didn't fall off which was a bonus as i haven't ridden properly since a teenager. But of course my train was cancelled - something to get used to I suppose. I was completely knackered by the time I arrived at Uni and the guy on reception didn't even recognise me - all sweaty and panting with lid and shades on.
Forgot my towel for the shower so had to pay the outrageous sum of £1.45 to borrow one from the Uni gym. But transformed into professional person, emerging crysalis-like complete with make-up, hair-do and heels. Continued sweating until about lunchtime and, starving to death all morning after unusual burning of calories!
Feeling scared about when it's going to rain and then someone helpfully said 'it won't be this easy when it's icy you know'. Oh yes, I had forgotten. Determined to remain gritted teeth throughout as don't want to go back to being traffic slave but am also pragmatic and honest. Encouragement at this point very welcome.
Still waiting for sexy new bike gear to arrive so as to look like proper cyclist. Just watch me go when I've got my dayglo kit and leggings on!!