November 7, 2005
Hey Nice Bike!
Today I heard that a fellow blogger had visited the Bike Depot and wrote about it. I checked it out and now remember our conversation when he was in the shop. We were talking about tall 3-speeds. In his blog, he mentioned a cool bike that I had been riding around for a few days, but it wasn’t really my Schwinn, it was the Shop’s. He was right though, it was a cool bike with folding baskets on the rear that I thought were very handy.
My current commuter bike is a Schwinn also, but not nearly as polished as the one I borrowed. My bike came out of the trash heap. It looks like it too, but it also rides really smoothly. Well, since my mind was on the dumpster bike, here is a little review. Tonight riding home I was thinking just how luck I really am to be healthy enough to ride a bike, let alone ride something that came from other people’s trash!
Birth of the Dumpster Bike: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/carl1236/dailyspirit/024433.html
The Dumpster Bike Revived:
The current state of the Dumpster Bike:
On the way home tonight a man in a wheelchair sitting alone on the sidewalk in the dark barked at me as I rode by. I said hello. He just stared. I rode up the hill on my nice bike with my nice legs and was truly thankful for what I have. I am truly blessed.
Posted by carl1236 at November 7, 2005 11:34 PM | Attitude