John Helmer: Afloat

July 25, 2018

 

 

‘Adventure is just bad planning.’ ~ Roald Amundsen

 

 

“Aren’t they a bit heavy and clunky?”


“It’s not the fine Arabian steed I’m used to, granted - more of a carthorse…”


The first time I take a BTN Bike Share to work is a bit of an adventure. Getting to a dock at Preston Park without consulting the app first, to find that Brighton’s pissheads of the night before have left all the bikes in the town centre. Then when I’ve found one, negotiating the rather laggy interface that necessitates a lot of pressing buttons with differing levels of finger pressure to punch in a four-digit code (‘punch’ eventually becoming the operative word). Trying to adjust the seat height without sleeving an arm in grease... [read more]

 

 

Illustration by Chris Riddell

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