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From: "K J Stokes" <>
Subject: Re: Jobs for the boys
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 13:53:31 -0000
> My butcher's bike rounds covered a different area with one route taking me
> all the way up Trafalgar street and past Brighton Station toward
> Rd. Those were some steep hills - and the brakes were none too certain
> either. The Butcher was Wells' half way along Baker Street. Tips were
> good, exercise was great, and the income was mighty welcome.
> Innocence and happiness back then.
> Phil Allsopp
Brighton and it's hills was not a good place for cycling. It did however
give rise to sturdy legs. I set myself a target of cycling up Bear Road to
the Race Hill. An iron framed bike with Sturmy Archer hub gears was not the
best equipment and that is probably why I never achieved it. I enjoyed
freewheeling down until one day my brake cable snapped and I offered up a
prayer. Please let Lewes Road be free of traffic so I can cross in safety
and go uphill on the other side. The prayer was answered otherwise I would
not be typing this tale.
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