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How Sam gets pretty in pink! #Brompton

I did it! I’m now the proud owner of a Brompton folding bicycle. Instant love.

I decided (finally) to buy one while in New York. Sarah and I got home Monday and checked to see if it was in stock at Curbside. Sarah picked it up Tuesday and I flew with it Wednesday and I’ve been riding around Halifax, giddy and grinning, while here for the Canadian Council of Deans of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

(Catherine’s traveling with a Brompton story wasn’t quite so happy. So it’s not all kittens and rainbows in the Brompton world.)

Have you ever done a thing and instantly known it was the right thing? Thought maybe you should have done it years ago? That’s me and this bike. I started browsing in earnest last year but I’ve been thinking about it for ages

❤️  So far I’ve had great experiences riding it, folding it, and taking it in places. Zero objections so far and so many smiles. I will say that it’s not a go fast road bike and I was a bit nervous that I couldn’t accelerate and change lanes across traffic if I needed to. On the other hand, I’m upright and more comfortable around pedestrians. I can take it on the sidewalk if I need to.

It feels great in bike lanes and riding around the city in traffic.

I’ll write more later about riding it, folding it, and taking it places.

Everything pink!

Bright pink manicure at the gate. Colour to match the new bike of course.
My bright pink Airbnb in Halifax.
Bright pink Brompton.

3 thoughts on “How Sam gets pretty in pink! #Brompton

  1. Congratulations on the new Brompton! I’m so glad it suits you to a T. I’m also happy to report that my friend Christy is pleased as punch with my former Brompton, so it has a good home and happy owner, too.

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