Thursday, 15 September 2011

Yesterday Chingford, today Hornsey

I am back to traveling with the Brompton by underground train. I have avoided this over the past month due to various reasons, the weather, the summer crowds and feeling too tired to carry the bike up and down stairs. But the sun has returned for a final burst and I have had a couple of long distant journeys across London and just outside my usual area. I was in Waltham Forest yesterday an outer London Borough but if you take the overground train to Chingford you are outside the travel card zone for London. Instead I took the train to Enfield and cycled the rest of the way. Lovely ride too. Today I was in Hornsey which meant a trip by tube train to Finsbury Park. Had a quick chat with another Brompton cyclist at Kings Cross. We agreed that it was at times like this when you have to navigate the stairs and escalators we should have brought the titanium version. To get to Hornsey from Finsbury Park you have to cycle up the hill, but it was too warm so I got off, wheeled the bike and picked up chestnuts. Freewheeled back down on the return journey.

I have barely worn my brogues this year, a perfect transition shoe for the changing season.

6 comments:

Leslie said...

'Picked up chestnuts' - that sounds like a reason to cycle!

Chandra said...

Good strategies and a great pair of shoes!

Peace :)

PS. I thought about the Titanium version, for about 30 seconds, before buying the steel version. I wasn't thinking of carrying the Brompton up and down many steps and such...

A Brompton in London said...

I must confess to toying with the idea of getting the titanium version but just get past the extra £450 at the moment.

Cycling in Heels said...

In February 2012 I will have had my Brompton for 4 years and I will seriously consider upgrading by year 5.

Anonymous said...

Dear G,
What a wonderful post. I can think of nothing nicer than cycling around on a Brompton. Yes and sometimes we forget that you can get off a bike and walk it really is okay. and Chestnuts. Oh how I miss England.

Kevin (Melbourne)

Cycling in Heels said...

Hi Kevin
I love walking the Brompton. Is it still warm in Melbourne?