First real ride as a Baroudeur & already tarnishing the cc’s name! Thought we’d head into Gardens By The Bay for a coffee. Unbeknown to me, you can’t ride your bike around there! I was chased around by a local woman wielding her camera tripod at me (and I quote) for “breaking the law!”
Not perturbed by the mad local woman, I headed up the ramps following my nose to the coffee shop…low & behold she had taken the escalator to block me off. Arms outstretched with tripod fully extended to block my route she began screaming for a park officer & telling me “no ride bike, no ride bike, law breaker, law breaker!” I’m not joking. I suckered her into thinking I was stopping, the tripod came down, then inside my head I could hear the inner me screaming FULL GAS FULL GAS FULL GAS! In an instant I was past her and arriving at the finish line to be congratulated with a cafe latte.
Really sorry if this has caused an embarrassment to the Baroudeurs or sullied the good name of the cc. I am usually a law abiding citizen…except when I need a coffee. No doubt I’ll be back in London soon riding with you guys following my deportation.
Words by Glenn Jeffrey