Monday, September 10, 2012

Foldinitis & Bird Flu strike again


I'm happy to report that Foldinitis has claimed yet another victim. Just 3 weeks ago when Y got her new Tern C7, it got her friend B itching for one. The opportunity came when there was a 1 month old Tern C7 in black and blue striping advertised on the net here in Perth. The owner, a Brazilian vet on working holiday visa, is a bicycle enthusiast and bought the foldie as he wanted to cycle and use public transport. However, the beautiful bike paths of Perth saw him riding his expensive $3k Merida racer most times, making his foldie irrelevant.


Hence, I alerted B when I saw his ad and we went to Scarborough Beach this evening to take a look at it. It was an easy drive and I enjoyed getting to know B a little better. Upon reaching the beach/meeting point, I was surprised at how beautiful the authorities have done up the ampi-theatre there.


A quick call and the seller came cruising to meet us. The tall rider on a shining black Tern with blinking lights looked so cool in the dusk and that got us excited. True to form, this Tern was in pristine condition save for a missing magnet to clamp the folded bike together and a gear shifter that was a bit misplaced. Small issues really as it was sold at a price that begged to be snared.

B was more than delighted after a quick test ride, feeling very happy with its comfortable, upright position and the sharp handling of the Tern. As a member of the the Botswana Bird Nature Society in her younger days, B was so pleased to be the new owner of the black unfeathered Tern.

One case of bird flu that is worth getting infected!

4 comments:

Barbara Meadows said...

Wow Alvin! You have a way with words! Thank you so much for coming with me to capture this rare Tern this evening. I managed to get it safely home and am looking forward to flying with it soon. You are a star!

Unknown said...

cadel evans, look out! =P looks awesome mum, good on you!

Unknown said...

Great article, Alvin! Concerning B, I hear that she lives in Hawk Grove, which is off Condor Circle, which in turn comes off Woodpecker Road so there are lots of birds around at the moment!

Oldyonfoldy said...

You know what they say about birds of a feather...