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    Just pushed homeless man in wheelchair across the street

    Yea..I'm taking a longer than usual commute home..decided to go to company picnic via bike and not ride wiht the crowd.

    So I am exhausted pushing home 16 miles. I am about 2 miles from home sweating bullets, trying to keep my breathing under control. I'm catching a breath coming up to a stop sign and a homeless guy in a wheelchair says "Please..please..can you push me across the street?"

    I'm in a shady part of town and I really did not want to get off my bike...lol But, I wanted to help.

    I just said Lord you know my heart protect my bike.

    I unclipped..leaned my bike up against the bars ratty fence. Took hold of the wheelchair which was pretty dirty and smelled like urine and clipped cliapped across two cross walks..in full lycra outfit..helmet..camelback gear with clipless.

    Yes All EYES were on me.
    Last edited by HeIncreasesMe; 08-20-08 at 08:17 PM.
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    Well done.

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    Good karma. Now you won't come back as a cockroach.

    By the way, did anybody mess with your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeIncreasesMe View Post
    Yes All EYES were on me.
    You should have waited for the light to turn green for you
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    Yup, good karma for you. You'd have to be a real heel to rob a good samaritan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keiththesnake View Post
    Good karma. Now you won't come back as a cockroach.

    By the way, did anybody mess with your bike?
    Nope my bike was still there. I wasn't even worried about Karma..it's my duty to help folks. I just posted about it because it was so WEIRD! Ya know..really unusual...and funny how folks in car were starring ..haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeIncreasesMe View Post
    Nope my bike was still there. I wasn't even worried about Karma..it's my duty to help folks. I just posted about it because it was so WEIRD! Ya know..really unusual...and funny how folks in car were starring ..haha.
    That's an awesome attitude. I wish we were all a little more like that.

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    Nice job. You're braver than I am.

    Reminds me a little bit of a newspaper story I read here - during the Houston marathon a wheelchair competitor got a flat. Everyone just kept on running by, but a road cyclist stopped and fixed his tire. I thought that was cool.

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    That beats some of the turtle rescue stories I've read here before.

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    yeah, cool anecdote. Also kind've demonstrates how you're more a part of your enviornment when you're on your bike than when your in your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeIncreasesMe View Post
    Yea..I'm taking a longer than usual commute home..decided to go to company picnic via bike and not ride wiht the crowd.

    So I am exhausted pushing home 16 miles. I am about 2 miles from home sweating bullets, trying to keep my breathing under control. I'm catching a breath coming up to a stop sign and a homeless guy in a wheelchair says "Please..please..can you push me across the street?"

    I'm in a shady part of town and I really did not want to get off my bike...lol But, I wanted to help.

    I just said Lord you know my heart protect my bike.

    I unclipped..leaned my bike up against the bars ratty fence. Took hold of the wheelchair which was pretty dirty and smelled like urine and clipped cliapped across two cross walks..in full lycra outfit..helmet..camelback gear with clipless.

    Yes All EYES were on me.
    Now, were you doing it for him or yourself...? As far as the urine smell goes, somebody must have peed there, where you parked your bike...possibly the homeless guy, right before you came along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeIncreasesMe View Post

    Yes All EYES were on me.
    It was the Camelback.


    Good on you, not many people are willing to help those in need these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orcanova View Post
    Now, were you doing it for him or yourself...? As far as the urine smell goes, somebody must have peed there, where you parked your bike...possibly the homeless guy, right before you came along.
    No this guys wheel chair smelled like urine. Ugh..am I a freak? Because I probably was doing it for myself. I get so excited about helping people. I will sometimes buy a large pizza and take a slice for me and than give the rest away to the homeless people in my neighborhood. No this is no mother Theresa type stuff and doesn't even compare to the stuff people do on large scales (which is my purpose in life at some point in time). But, it is the little things I can do in my DAILY life. Ugh...yea...I am freak.

    But it is probably two fold. I did it for the guy..he needed help. I wouldn't have offered because it didn't look like he needed assistance...but when he asked I was more than happy (actually excited) to help.

    I like doing good deeds..it's fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeIncreasesMe View Post
    No this guys wheel chair smelled like urine. Ugh..am I a freak? Because I probably was doing it for myself. I get so excited about helping people. I will sometimes buy a large pizza and take a slice for me and than give the rest away to the homeless people in my neighborhood. No this is no mother Theresa type stuff and doesn't even compare to the stuff people do on large scales (which is my purpose in life at some point in time). But, it is the little things I can do in my DAILY life. Ugh...yea...I am freak.

    But it is probably two fold. I did it for the guy..he needed help. I wouldn't have offered because it didn't look like he needed assistance...but when he asked I was more than happy (actually excited) to help.

    I like doing good deeds..it's fun.
    Aww, man...I was just messing with you. You sound like a good guy/gal...keep it up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by orcanova View Post
    Aww, man...I was just messing with you. You sound like a good guy...keep it up...
    Maybe I need to start putting hearts and stuff in my post. BF doesn't really have a lot of girlie stuff..but yea..I am alll WO MAN! lol

    Yea, I just hope for more opportunities like that...instead of people askng me for money while sitting outside the liquor store..with one bottle already in their hands. Ugh..no.
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    Screw karma. To many people get caught up in that karma crap which is based on fear and people only do things so they won't come back as a maggot, total crap. What ever happened to helping out people out of being human?
    KUDOS to the OP and way to lead by example.

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    Great job.
    When it really counts is when NO eyes are on you!

    On the Northwest forum, there is a post from someone giving their observations on the Seattle to Portland ride a few weeks back.
    He reported observing something like 4 crashes, with 2 of them being rather nasty. In each case, he just went on his way!

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    Thanks for RAoK !!!

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    One of my first realizations that Florida is a subhuman kulture. Not one person
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    nice job, now the question is... would still of helped the dude even if people where'nt watching... but either way nice of you to help out the homeless... personally if i can't finish my lunch i usually pass it off to a homeless person...
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    That was very well done A kind act from the heart is always a blessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeIncreasesMe View Post
    I like doing good deeds..it's fun.
    Nothin' wrong with that. There's no rule that says you have to hate doing good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeIncreasesMe View Post
    Nope my bike was still there. I wasn't even worried about Karma..it's my duty to help folks. I just posted about it because it was so WEIRD! Ya know..really unusual...and funny how folks in car were starring ..haha.
    Good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=- View Post
    One of my first realizations that Florida is a subhuman kulture. Not one person stopped to even see if we needed a phone or anything.
    I think that's a result of Florida being the prime emigration destination for the rest of the country's ******bags.
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    Way to go Boy Scout! Nice one!

    I'm sure everybody body staring was thinking "Right on! That gay super hero is helping that guy out!". (sorry, couldn't resist - and apologies if you missed the thread I'm referencing and have no idea what I'm talking about!)

    Absolutely no reason at all to feel bad about feeling good about helping someone in need. That's the great thing about doing stuff like that - it helps you both.

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