Commuting - Good deed for the day
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09-26-07, 05:45 AM
I'm in the bagel shop waiting for an egg sandwich to come off the grill when a septuagenarian sitting at a table asks me about my CR1 ("looks like a good bike"). I explain to him that I ride the fast bike on days I meet my friends for some laps in Central Park but my folding bike other days. He explains that he's just getting to biking and asks how I go to Central Park. I tell him the routes I take to get to Williamsburg, etc. He asks if there's a NYC bike map and I say "sure, get a free one at most bike shops". As I'm saying this I realize that I have a copy in my backpack which I whip out and give to him to keep figuring I'll get to a bike shop before he does to replace it. I feel all warm and fuzzy now. :)
09-26-07, 07:14 AM
I can't help but think of several ironic endings to this. But I'm evil and I have a twisted sense of humor. ;)
Anyway, he prolly got a little lift in his wings when you did it. Maybe you'll see him out one day and he'll return the favor. But, I'd ask for money.
09-26-07, 07:48 AM
I want a baconeggncheez now.
09-26-07, 08:52 AM
You should have given him your bike.
09-26-07, 09:25 AM
That's cool. Converts come in all ages!
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