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Old 04-19-14, 09:12 PM   #1
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Playing good samaritan today

I was walking to the bike parking after doing some errands and I hear RRRR RRRR RRRR. A girl was riding with the rest of her family, and her fender was rubbing badly on the wheel. Fixed it. Then, the brother was carrying his bike as he had a flat, and they were looking for a bike shop (none really close to that area). I patched the tube for him, taught him how to do it, and begged him for the love of all that is holy to clean that damn bike and oil the chain. It was dry dry dry!

Then I picked up my own bike at the parking, and went on my way. A beautiful afternoon, but then on the bike lane there were people standing up, bikes on the ground, and a VERY scared girl crying her eyes out. Turns out that she crashed onto another biker who braked hard in front of her without warning. She cut her middle finger pretty badly, close to the bone, and would need stitches. So I took out my emergency kit, disinfected the wound, bandaged it, and sent her off to the hospital.

So I'm feeling better about the added weight of carrying tools and a first-aid kit all the time
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I was walking to the bike parking after doing some errands and I hear RRRR RRRR RRRR. A girl was riding with the rest of her family, and her fender was rubbing badly on the wheel. Fixed it. Then, the brother was carrying his bike as he had a flat, and they were looking for a bike shop (none really close to that area). I patched the tube for him, taught him how to do it, and begged him for the love of all that is holy to clean that damn bike and oil the chain. It was dry dry dry!

Then I picked up my own bike at the parking, and went on my way. A beautiful afternoon, but then on the bike lane there were people standing up, bikes on the ground, and a VERY scared girl crying her eyes out. Turns out that she crashed onto another biker who braked hard in front of her without warning. She cut her middle finger pretty badly, close to the bone, and would need stitches. So I took out my emergency kit, disinfected the wound, bandaged it, and sent her off to the hospital.

So I'm feeling better about the added weight of carrying tools and a first-aid kit all the time
wow!!! You really did save the day!! Good for you!! Behind all great knowledge there is a sensei(teacher) and that was you!
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Old 04-19-14, 09:53 PM   #4
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Good work!!

I think a first aid kit is due for myself...

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Old 04-19-14, 09:58 PM   #5
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Good deeds. Reminds me that I too need to start bringing a first aid kit.

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Only time I had to use my first attempt kit is on myself. I carry one just in case.
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Old 04-22-14, 07:02 PM   #7
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I started carrying a first-aid kit when my daughter got to walking/running age It has come in handy a couple of times.

It's basically a small zippered bag with narrow and wide bandages, micropore tape, spray-on disinfectant, some band-aids, and a few aspirin. Haven't had the need for anything fancier than that. That little bag always goes in my backpack, wherever I go.
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Old 04-23-14, 07:43 AM   #8
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Kudos to you for paying it forward! very cool
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Firstly great job OP, as the others I am in awe over here.
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I started carrying a first-aid kit when my daughter got to walking/running age It has come in handy a couple of times.

It's basically a small zippered bag with narrow and wide bandages, micropore tape, spray-on disinfectant, some band-aids, and a few aspirin. Haven't had the need for anything fancier than that. That little bag always goes in my backpack, wherever I go.
Secondly.. thanks for that list guy that sounds small enough I could keep in a pocket easily even when not on the bike.
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First aid kits were discussed pretty extensively a while ago, here's the link if you're interested.

http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cy...-aid-kits.html
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Nice job. It's good to have folks like you out and about!
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Old 04-23-14, 10:53 AM   #12
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First aid kits were discussed pretty extensively a while ago, here's the link if you're interested.

http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cy...-aid-kits.html
That's a great thread; thanks!
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Thanks for doing all of that. This thread really made me smile.
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Congrats on being a good Samaritan, FedericoMena!
It's nice to know that the real world isn't as dark and cold as the one portrayed on the evening news and that there are descent people going around!


On a funnier note, these stories of helpful cyclists always reminds me of the following clip from Monty Python. Enjoy!

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