Won't surprise many that lawyers
usually struggle to make and retain friends. This chap is no
exception, 'cause not only does he cop the old lawyer jokes like:
QUESTION: What so you say
to a lawyer up to his neck in concrete?
ANSWER: Another quart of concrete
But coupled with his
'seedy profession', Grahame isn't the handsome-est
old dude on a treadley. Or in fact, off one when his front teeth
On the other
hand, if a senior chap passes you 'with gusto' whilst slogging up a steep hill, it
could well be Grahame.
some redeeming qualities, as this "old cove" has been known to partake of a
beer at the end of a hard day in the saddle, and rarely stops at one. Furthermore, Grahame has
a passion for good wine, both red and white, but mostly the former.
And is generous
with his wine, ask at any ride camp that he has stayed in.
Grahame has an endless supply of anecdotes, tales retold in his own laconic
way, with a dry voice seemingly cultivated at a cattle-station west of Bourke.
Yet he has always
been a City Slicker - work that one out.
Is also prone to
share his coffee beans at b'fast to "down 'n outs" like
BankTeller who, in retirement,
spends his days looking for 'arbitrage opportunities' at Vinnies, Salvos,
Anglicare, Smith Family 'et al'.
have one long term friend in
Pete aka CampyAficinado,
perhaps 'cause they share a lot in common .......................................... ................... and
they both like cycling.
They go back 47 plus years, and haven’t tired of each other's
company yet! Both have always loved motor bikes, attending the noisy,
Motor Bike Speedway Races at Newcastle Stadium along with all the other
the same high school where Grahame was a few years behind, although you
may struggle to understand that 'cause a lawyer's life can take its toll - a
photo never lies. The pair of 'lost souls' from
Marist Brothers Eastwood are also partial to ‘shoot the breeze’
lingo for "talking bullshit!", when imbibing
regular Muggs riders may well ponder "Who is this dude?
I haven't seen him on Muggs' rides!"
is an insecure chap who rides with a local group in the Inner West,
generally heading south twds Bulli or into the RNP. However, Grahame is a
regular attendee on the annual "two base camp caravans" to N/E Victoria
each March which PacificPete
has been the primary organiser "for yonks".