I have a new bike. Exactly like my old bike. I was going to buy one the day I got back from Brisbane but Adam told me to wait a week. As I caught the tram and walked each day to work, I wondered why I was waiting, going into debt would be worth the freedom. On thursday evening Adam picked me up, and on the walk to the car, he bundled me into the pub, where a bunch of my beloved were sitting around a shiny new bike. I was too stunned to understand what was happening, despite the obvious, A bike, just like my old bike, but shiny, and not stolen.
I'm still overcome. I'm lucky to know so many good people, and very lucky to have a bike again. I love it. Thank you Simon, Pene and Adam for your sneaky ideas, and thank you everybody! It was a very nice surprise.