Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-22-11, 08:32 AM   #1
John E
feros ferio
Thread Starter
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 17,161
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Extremem Makeover, Bicycle Edition

Last Sunday our church held its annual Light YOUR World day, in which we did community service projects instead of attending morning worship. I led a group of 20+ folks who cleaned and repaired donated bicycles for needy children, adults, and families in our community. We started w/ close to 80 bikes, completed about 65 of them, scrapped a few hopeless cases (rust is a big problem in a beach town), and returned the last dozen for future work, parts donation, etc. "It's not about the bike[s]" -- we got to know each other better, had a great time working together, and did something for the Community Resource Center, a well-run local agency which helps the needy in our area.
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 08:37 AM   #2
xizangstan
Senior Member
 
xizangstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Colorado-California-Florida-(hopefully soon): Panama
Bikes: Vintage GT Xizang (titanium mountain bike)
Posts: 1,061
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Local people, seeing local needs, taking care of it locally. That's the spirit!

Last edited by CbadRider; 10-24-11 at 08:57 AM. Reason: Removed political comment.
xizangstan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 12:29 PM   #3
hikeandbike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bucks County PA
Bikes: Cannondale Carbon Synapse 2, Cannondale F 500
Posts: 168
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well done. Sounds like a positive, productive and meaningful day.
hikeandbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 12:33 PM   #4
Daspydyr 
Pedals, Paddles and Poles
 
Daspydyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
Posts: 5,353
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Praising God with productive hands, great job. Love hearing about faith in action.
__________________
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
Daspydyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 12:38 PM   #5
ItsJustAHill
Senior Member
 
ItsJustAHill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ItsJustAHill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 02:20 PM   #6
cehowardGS 
Motorcycle RoadRacer
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by xizangstan View Post
Local people, seeing local needs, taking care of it locally. That's the spirit!

Good show on helping others. I have found out through the length of my years, that one of the greatest feelings/rewards on earth comes from helping others..
__________________
2001 Raleigh R700
1996 Litespeed Classic
1995 Klein Quantum
1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
1989 Centurion Master Ironman
1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Btr)
1985 Raleigh Prestige
1985 Raleigh Competition
1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1
19? Raleigh M50 MTB
19? Cannondale F300 MTB

2007 Suzuki GSX R1K
http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
75,Old,Dirty,&Fast

Last edited by CbadRider; 10-24-11 at 08:58 AM. Reason: Removed political comments
cehowardGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 02:59 PM   #7
Sgt Mac
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego County
Bikes: 2011 Giant Defy
Posts: 152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wasn't aware there were any needy people in Encinitas, but good job to all of you, what a great way to spend the day in this beautiful San Diego weather.
Sgt Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 07:18 PM   #8
Wogster
Senior Member
 
Wogster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by xizangstan View Post
Local people, seeing local needs, taking care of it locally. That's the spirit!
It just proves that those who can do, those who can't learn how.
As for the OP, what a wonderful mission.

Last edited by CbadRider; 10-24-11 at 08:59 AM. Reason: Removed political comments
Wogster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 07:53 PM   #9
miss kenton
Senior Member
 
miss kenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Blueberry Capital of the WORLD, NJ
Bikes: Trek '09 1.5 wsd, Trek '13 Cocoa
Posts: 2,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by John E View Post
Last Sunday our church held its annual Light YOUR World day, in which we did community service projects instead of attending morning worship. I led a group of 20+ folks who cleaned and repaired donated bicycles for needy children, adults, and families in our community. We started w/ close to 80 bikes, completed about 65 of them, scrapped a few hopeless cases (rust is a big problem in a beach town), and returned the last dozen for future work, parts donation, etc. "It's not about the bike[s]" -- we got to know each other better, had a great time working together, and did something for the Community Resource Center, a well-run local agency which helps the needy in our area.
John, Was that EXTREME or EXTRE-AMEN Makeover? Either way, this was an exceptionally cool activity to be involved in. Nice work!
miss kenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 08:07 PM   #10
John E
feros ferio
Thread Starter
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 17,161
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Political note -- my 24-member crew spanned the American spectrum, which did not in any way keep us from working together effectively.

Other work teams laid tile in a Habitat for Humanity build, cooked and served a meal at a homeless shelter, cleaned up a local Humane Society facility, etc.
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 08:11 PM   #11
doctor j
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Louisiana
Bikes:
Posts: 2,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Outstanding service. Good for you and the members of your church.
doctor j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 09:54 PM   #12
tmac100
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 656
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
Good show on helping others. I have found out through the length of my years, that one of the greatest feelings/rewards on earth comes from helping others..
Freedom includes freedom of speech - even where I live.
Enjoy life and what you do helping those less fortunate than us. Yes

Last edited by CbadRider; 10-24-11 at 09:01 AM. Reason: Removed political comments
tmac100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-11, 09:03 AM   #13
CbadRider
Administrator
 
CbadRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the bridge with Picard
Bikes: Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
Posts: 5,962
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I cleaned up the political comments.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tmac100 View Post
Freedom includes freedom of speech - even where I live.
Enjoy life and what you do helping those less fortunate than us. Yes
Bike Forums members can feel free to post any political comments in the P&R forum. They really don't belong in threads like this.

CbadRider
Forum Moderator
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerum 525 View Post
Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

Forum Guidelines *click here*
CbadRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-11, 06:59 PM   #14
stringbreaker
stringbreaker
 
stringbreaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: wa. State
Bikes: specialized crossroads hybrid 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 1971 Schwinn Varsity, 1972 Schwinn Continental, 1977 Schwinn Volare (frame)
Posts: 4,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pretty cool when the Church leaves the building and gets out to help the world around us. No matter what your faith or lack thereof we have done the same thing for a number of years. One year it just happened to be a few days after a river had flooded a number of homes. we went in and helped with the clean up it wasn't just our church it was a lot of everyday folks that didn't even go to church but we all pitched in. Hope this doesn't cross the line on politics and religion on the forum but in our case we don't go out and beat folks with the Bible we just go do stuff in the area we contact various faith and non faith based organizations and volunteer to help out for the weekend.
__________________
(Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)
stringbreaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-11, 08:50 PM   #15
John E
feros ferio
Thread Starter
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 17,161
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
John, Was that EXTREME or EXTRE-AMEN Makeover? Either way, this was an exceptionally cool activity to be involved in. Nice work!
Sorry about the typo -- I can't edit the thread title.

One of the guys on a weed-pulling team said that his wife frequently asks him what he does for his church. When he replies, "I sing and play music at a service occasionally," she replies, "That doesn't count, because you enjoy doing it." He assured everyone that the weed-pulling project did count. When the pastor asked me for an account of my project, I said, "It didn't count."

Note to San Diego area BFers: On Saturday 10 Dec at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the Community Resource Center is assembling Christmas baskets/bundles for client families. One of my bicycling friends is in charge of final bicycle sorting, cleanup, and fixup, and he probably could use more help, given that he will have a number of additional bikes beyond the 45 from Bethlehem Lutheran and the 65 from San Dieguito UMC.
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

Last edited by John E; 10-24-11 at 09:02 PM.
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-11, 09:07 PM   #16
gcottay
Senior Member
 
gcottay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Green Valley AZ
Bikes: Trice Q; Volae Century; TT 3.4
Posts: 3,772
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by John E View Post
. . . . When the pastor asked me for an account of my project, I said, "It didn't count." . . . .
Or you could see it as counting double when you get to do something you love that also makes a positive difference for others.
gcottay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-11, 10:14 PM   #17
miss kenton
Senior Member
 
miss kenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Blueberry Capital of the WORLD, NJ
Bikes: Trek '09 1.5 wsd, Trek '13 Cocoa
Posts: 2,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by John E View Post
Sorry about the typo -- I can't edit the thread title.
Please know I wasn't making fun of you, I thought the typo went with the topic.

Speaking of not being able to edit titles--I once misspelled a member's user name in wishing him a Happy Birthday and couldn't edit the title!

Quote:
Or you could see it as counting double when you get to do something you love that also makes a positive difference for others.
+1!

Last edited by miss kenton; 10-24-11 at 10:20 PM.
miss kenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:29 AM.