A week ago I was feeling pretty teed off about my stolen Brompton bicycle from Union Square. Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes and condolences.
Since then I have made a conscious effort to let go of the anger and accept that my beloved bike is in the end just an object. It actually took awhile to file a stolen property report with with the NYPD, which I finally managed to complete on Wednesday. Almost simultaneously, I found unexpected cash coming my way from various sources, including my Economic Stimulus check from the gummint.
Flush from my unanticipated windfall, I went to David, my bike mechanic at Bfold and told him to assemble a new bike for me. I just picked it up, so behold my beautiful new, jet-black S-type Brompton. She rides like a dream and feels a good bit lighter than my previous Brompton. I’m not sure how I feel about the sportier handlebars, but I think I’ll get used to them.
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Next up: a better lock and a new helmet!