In a Bowler, On A Bicycle

A couple of weekends ago, during the weekend of escaped dogs, I walked right by a fella on Glenwood who, despite the weather, was wearing a black tuxedo and a bowler. If I had to guess, I’d say the suit was wool. It was a hot-enough day that dogs were panting in the street. His round spectacles completed the look.

But it was his bicycle that took this fellow to perfection. It was an honest-to-goodness penny-farthing.

“And there’s a bit of history for you,” this gentleman said to a nearby homeowner on his stoop. Then he hopped up on the seat of his ordinary, did a U-turn on Glenwood and pedaled away into the summer. This delights me to no end.

2 Comments so far

  1. danielle (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 7:38 am

    It was Larry!

  2. Sabrina (unregistered) on June 8th, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

    I’ve seen this guy twice now. The first time, he was riding down Krog St. late one-night, his coat flapping behind him in the wind on the deserted street. It was very surreal.

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