Sunday, May 16, 2021

_____________ I COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF _____________

Today I did two good, good things. First I went for a sail, crewing for my good friend Don on his Flying Fifteen yacht. We did a couple of club races and as usual the Flying 15 punched well above it's weight. We won both races on handicap. This included beating over the line boats much bigger, faster and newer than a Flying Fifteen - these are boats that actually give us time on handicap and we beat them boat for boat-  AWESOME! Of course we sail the boat well but the way this little boat can keep up with and on occasion beat larger boats, is a testament to the boats 70 year old design - Thank you Mr Uffa Fox.

The second activity that I have just completed about 30 minutes ago was to go for a night ride (a couple of loops of the road around where I live). I don't usually ride at night, but this ride was to try out a couple of lights I have bought for my Brompton Folding bike (A headlight and a tail light). Both lights have multi light settings (various flashing options etc) and it was these functions that I tested especially the headlight which on full non flashing mode lights my way on the road excellently. 

It's an overused word and a cliche but I'm going to use it again - The Brompton Folding bike is AWESOME. It's so easy to use that it makes my daily cycling exercise very easily accessible and hassle free - and use it every day, I have, since I purchased it.

Above is a Utube Review of the Brompton by Everyday Cycling. There are a large number of reviews and stories of biking adventures on Bromptons but in terms of summing up the virtues of this bike, this review is one of the best - I couldn't have said it better myself.

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