hears shock news about the Editor
the surprise when you find that someone that you thought
didn’t drive much, turns out to be a rally driver
in disguise? That, dear reader, is exactly the situation
I now find myself in with Anthony our esteemed, missing
for almost two weeks, Editor.
you may (or may not) know I am not a particularly
(computer) literate person. My only contact with the
cyber world is by dial up modem on my 9 year old Olivetti
Echo - state of the art in 1998 and a damned attractive
computer to boot (and re-boot). I think that the black
and white screen is perfectly matched for someone
of my writing ability. Did Hugh MacDiarmid write in
colour, I ask you?
these technical trimmings from Microserf® are
mere frippery and yet another cause of climate change
as people are forced to ‘upgrade’ just
so they can type a letter. I have better things to
do than spend half the year working for Bill Gates
just so he can give my money away to charities of
turns out that Anthony and partner M (not named here
for legal reasons) have been gallivanting around the
world in a sort of small car - a BMW Mini.
a real SmallCar® - this new mini is apparently
capable of going at over 50 mph and can carry luggage
too !! It can even carry four people in comfort and
doesn’t tip over on corners. It’s enough
to encourage driving - totally wrong for the Editor
of CityCycling in my view.
is a man that uses a fixed wheel bike so I am most