Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brompton Clergy

My dear friend, Alastair

Roadie Mom with trailer - way to go!

Life is short!
Teach us to realise the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom
Psalm 90:12

Full size vs Folder size

It was great to have Alastair, Senior Pastor of my church come along for our usual Wed morning ride. He hails from Scotland and still speaks with a distinct Scot accent despite being here in Australia for nearly 40 years.

He took the British Brompton and came away very impressed that such a small folded package actually rode quite well. The Jaguar of folders could keep up with the other bigger bikes with no issue and did the 20km round trip with surprising ease.

"Well I never..."

Seems like many clergymen around the world ride Bromptons. Thinking Aloud Blog is by an Anglican bishop in Scotland who is also a Brompton rider and is quite interesting read. There is even a mention of a lady bishop with her Brompton too.
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Despite a rather sore bottom, Alastair is game to come again with us next Wednesday. We are honoured! Fresh air, morning sun, moderate exercise and great company are certainly nourishing food for the soul.
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1 comment:

Colin said...

Loved the photos, Alvin, of Rod and Alastair. Looks like you headed off quite early?
Blessings
Colin