Lets face it the number one redeeming quality of any folding bike is that it folds. My choice to buy a Brompton over a Bike Friday was a simple one, why settle when you don’t have to.
The Brompton is a quirky little bike that goes against all the rules and I’m rapidly falling in love with it now that a have a few laps around the track. In my opinion its the best folding bike on the market which is my I have my ass firmly planted on one.
There was a definite learning curve not only to riding this bike but also basic maintenance. Like Sookie my little Brompton is tough as nails but also needs a bit of extra care and feeding but thats a small price to pay for a comfortable, safe and reliable ride.
I’m not riding away from sailing or the boat, I will be back. This is simply a side journey. Its one of healing from the loss of my faithful companion, finding peace and letting go.
Its also a journey in search the one thing that has been missing from my life for so many countless years.
There is a treasure at the end of the rainbow, her name is Sookie. Be it a week, month or a year when the time is right I will go home, splash her and sail into the sunset.
By the time you have read these words I will have already walked out the door, E Kipa Mai E Ku’u Aloha
“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”
― Walt Whitman