Aaaargh! Not the new bike!
Days, just days and already the shiny new Roadrat has acquired "character" in the shape of a down to the metal scar and a dent to the top tube… sob!
The fateful blow was struck in the bike store we share with the rest of the building, by, it looks like a pedal strike from a carelessly handled folded Brompton, (there's a lot of them in these parts). My guess is some git couldn't be bothered to move my bike to get to their's and reached across only to find that for all it's multi-modal commuting prowess, that impressively small folded package still amounts to a fairly solid lump when you try and lift it one handed over a rack full of bikes… the Roadrat took the hit when the perp's puny strength gave out. Git.
Oh well, it gives me somewhere to put a road.cc sticker I suppose… looks pretty good actually.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.