Yesterday on my way to Kindling I stopped in Didsbury.
When I went to unlock my bike a lovely gentleman was unlocking his bike, a fiery red 5speed Peugeot. I could not help saying hello and complementing what a beautiful bike that was.
Sometimes, all it takes is a simple ‘hello’.
I had the loveliest of encounters.
This fine gent told me that his old bike was falling apart and that a year and half ago he went past Tony’s shop and saw the bike. He stopped, went in and Tony, the nice chap that he is, gave him a good price “As I am on old pensioner y’know?!” he proudly said to me 🙂
I remarked how great it was to meet him and his bike, and asked whether he cycles everyday. He said:
“Oh yes! I am going to be 76 next June, if I still cycle then… there’s no excuse (not to)!”
He made my day! I never get to strike up such lovely conversations through other means of transport 🙂