One man’s garbage is a woman’s best ride

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Woman w bike and her new messenger bag

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Never under-estimate how your favourite bike might come to you.

“My boyfriend found this bike for me. It had been thrown away and he found it and gave it to me for my birthday. It was really lucky. And I really like the colour. I’ve had it for about a year now, or something. Good boyfriend. I had another bike but it was crappy and old and the tires were always flat. But I am very happy now.”

Photographer’s notes: Another one of the local cyclists I keep meaning to stop and pester. This time it was her new messenger bag. Stunner.

I am two metres tall and ride as low as I can, but you simply cannot hide that kind of size. But this rider… She sits low on the bike and then uses the drops – and she is barely as high as my crossbar.


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