Friday, 24 February 2023

New Bumble Bee from Brompton

 They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. 

Brompton has recently released a “Bumble Bee” Brompton C line (not sure I’ll get used to the new model codes). Brompton stopped the yellow paint a few years ago but now as been released again for the new line. Haven’t seen one in person to see if it’s the exact shade of yellow the legend is.   

From what I have seen the basic colour coordination is what I have been working on for many years with custom parts for the legend and perfected years ago. Black seat post, crank, wheel rims, spokes & brake callipers.

Looking forward to seeing one in the flesh and will give further thoughts afterwards. 

Remember folks, there is only one true legend…….

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Friday, 10 February 2023

Support your local bike shops

After the snow and rain of the last few months it was time for the legend to get a service. I have known Przemek for many years and has always been the legends fav surgeon  mechanic.

He has personally over seen pretty much ALL of the Legends major upgrades over the years and an all round top bloke. Always good banter whenever i visit.

All the years i have known him he has always expressed that he wanted his own bike shop, so finally he did it and Broda Cycle was born.

So the legend is all serviced and riding smooth as silk. Hopefully will get some rides in this year and see some of you folks too.


till the next ride, bee safe.....

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Great start to 2022…..

So this has been an interesting transition from 2021 to 2022

So New Year’s Eve I started to feel a bad headache coming on while I was at work. This isn’t anything new but with the currently climate with COVID you can’t be too careful. 

So got home from work and took a home kit which came up a huge positive. Came up almost immediately. 

I actually took 2 tests to be sure. Managed to find  a testing centre just down the road from me where I could get the proper test to make sure. Just over 24hrs later I got a txt message saying I had COVID-19. 

So my symptoms was a headache for about 2 days straight & high temperature. I’ve been double jabbed so probably had an effect on how good or bad I would have it. So I'm still off sick from work and quarantined. Currently the government guidelines is that I test on day 6 & 7 and if both are negative I can go back to work but if positive stay quarantined for the full 10 Days.

I'm feeling pretty good other than the 2 days of headache I had on the first couple of days.

My boss  called me on Day 3 checking up on me and also asking if there was anyway I could have passed it on when in work, but it was pretty quiet after Boxing Day and New Years Eve as I had tested just before Christmas Eve and was all clear.

With this extra time I should really give the legend a good clean and service as he kinda deserves it/

Well I'm going to say this and if you feel alittle off jabed on not take a test as soon as possile to help stop the spread of this nasty little bugger.

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Saturday, 28 August 2021

The Duo returns to the fold

So this morning I was up at a decent hour instead of silly o'clock of the last few days. Heading into central London my plan was to use the underground to Oxford Circus & cycle to the meeting point of the London Eye. I made it in good time and saw my partner in crime OrangeBrompton already there waiting for me. I did notice a huge police presence on the way there so figured there was probably some more protests happening which have been going on for a whole week already.

We said our hellos and headed off down the Thames River from the London Eye.

After I parted ways with Orange after our little ride along the Thames River I decided to cycle homewards. I was near Piccadilly Circus and was interested it taking photos of the #TuskLions that have been dotted around London.

The Tusk Lion Trail 2021
10 August – 24 September 2021
London, Bristol, Edinburgh – UK | The Hamptons – USA
Wellington – New Zealand | Nairobi – Kenya | Sydney – Australia

A global celebration of African lions and the people who live alongside them through exceptional art.

47 life-sized lion sculptures, designed and made by some of the planet’s foremost artists, musicians and sportspeople, are roaming streets around the world to highlight the threats currently faced by ‘the King of Beasts’, and to raise vital funds to support community conservation and livelihoods impacted by Covid-19 across Africa.

Curated by Chris Westbrook, this is an art trail like no other. The sculptures take you on a tour of iconic locations around the globe, from Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London’s West End to the forecourt of New Zealand’s Parliament building in Wellington. The lions bring to life the stories of these iconic predators as well as the people who work tirelessly to protect them.

Look out, world. The lions have landed!

Would have liked to have gotten more of the Lions but the people and traffic was getting worse and noticed the police where getting a little more heightened and even saw the beginnings of a few protesters and events starting to form.

Once again a good little ride and more to follow in future I'm sure as well as longer rides to as my fitness level gets better over time.

till the next ride, bee safe.....