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Picked up a lost cyclist today...(8 posts)

Picked up a lost cyclist today...spyderman
Jul 19, 2002 1:03 AM
I don't know if I believe in good/bad karma and all, but I think the cycling Gods owe me one...

I was headed into town at about 8:30 last night and saw someone riding at the end of my street. Considering it was almost dark I assumed he was a local. He waved me down and asked "Which direction it was to town". I told him he was headed in the right direction then I pulled away.

I live in the country where men are men and the sheep are very nervous. When the sun goes down these boys love to drink and drive.

It's 16+ miles to town and twas almost completely dark. He had no lights, nor flashers, and was definitely in danger of gettin clipped. So I stopped again and offered him a ride. Lucky for him my racks were empty.

I certainly hope if I'm ever in a sticky sitch someone might help me out too.

Just thought I'd share...
re: Picked up a lost cyclist today...koala
Jul 19, 2002 1:34 AM
Maybe someday you will get the favor returned, in any event we need more people to step up like you did. Nice going, you never know, he could have been clipped. We never know what we have prevented, but the odds are if you do deeds like this often, you probably helped someone avoid a problem.
pay it forward.jarraa
Jul 19, 2002 5:55 AM
Don't know if you saw that movie. But the way it goes is that for every good deed some one does for you, you do threee others for some other people. So next time when you drop a cyclist off, tell him that! The world (cycling and non-cycling) will become a little better a place to live in. Take care.

-a
Very thoughtful of you.AllisonHayes
Jul 19, 2002 5:56 AM
The RBR bestows upon you the St George Medallion for Bicycle Ambassadorship.

This rare honor only is awarded to those demonstrating the highest standards in cycling. Wear it with pride.

i The front depicts St. George as a Knight on horseback (symbolizing a cyclist) in a daily battle with a dragon (symbolizing rednecks, soccer moms and suvs) where each day the dragon is slayed by the cyclist only to begin the cycle all over again. The reverse depicts an old sailing ship (symbolizing the SAG wagon). Several figures on it ~ an angel (symbolizing Spyderman), a figure with a halo (Madonna del Ghisallo, the Patron Saint of Cyclists), two figures in the boat (symbolizing the rescued cyclists). Waves (symbolizing the long road ahead, and a scroll (symbolizing Doug Sloan's RBR pact).

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Many thanks to you all! I'll cheerish my 'medallion'...spyderman
Jul 20, 2002 12:52 AM
along with your comments.:o)

I thought I might get flammed, but I believe in leading by example.

Best regards,
The cycling gods will repay you 10 fold (nm)grandemamou
Jul 19, 2002 6:36 AM
Good karma to you. My uncle always had a tongue in cheek..rwbadley
Jul 19, 2002 8:07 AM
saying that"no good deed goes unpunished".

This I always found to be a hoot, and have tried to ignore, but some days....
been on the other end ...tarwheel
Jul 19, 2002 9:35 AM
The "perma" link broke on my Campy 10 chain one day when I was about 3 miles from home. I started hoofing home in my cycling shoes when a guy in a big SUV Chevy Suburban drove by, turned around and stopped. It turns out he was a cyclist, and loaded up my bike in back and gave me a ride home. I've had other drivers stop to offer me a ride or help when I was fixing flats before as well.