and I've been pretty glum about that.
The Man accumulated several bicycles last year after he snapped one, then got it welded and then bought a few more off Gumtree so I was hoping there might be something in that pile for me.
When I told the Brain Doctor about the theft he was sympathetic and said
I've got just the job for you - a nice little Raleigh, it's a spare no-one uses it - you have it!
I said that's very kind but I think I'm fixed thank you.
A week later I've discovered that none of the Man's big bike pile are roadworthy, so - after walking several miles and remembering how slow feet are when you've got used to wheels - the Brain Doctor repeated his offer today
Come on! - that Raleigh is sitting around my house doing nothing, it's just the job for you
I said OK YES THANK YOU VERY MUCH WHEN CAN I GET IT?
He went very quiet and when he was between patients I said
that bike -will your wife mind if you lend it to me?
and he said
Actually it is hers, I probably shouldn't let you have it
allan holdsworth (1946 - 2017) -
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