Put your life on the line for a stranger

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  1. livethedream68

    livethedream68 New Member

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    (...to be continued from Thread ...What do you do, where do you come from?)

    Put your life on the line for a stranger


    Wesley Autrey put his life on the line (and that’s literally) for a stranger.

    By the way, I'm not Wesley Autrey ...I'm livethedream68

    On January 3, 2007, 50 year-old, Wesley Autrey, leapt in front of a train to rescue a stranger...


    ...who had fallen on the railroad tracks, in the New York City subway.

    He covered the stranger’s body with his body, between the railroad tracks, as the train passed overhead.

    Both of them lived...

    No missings hands, fingers, legs... no missing anything!

    To add insult to injury...


    When he jumped, Wesley Autrey, left his 2 young daughters on the platform of the subway!

    His action was a simple compulsion to help another in distress.

    Humans are built to feel and ACT OUT of empathy.

    Donate your mountain bike and give someone [me] a second chance!

    The universe is not going to see someone like you again in the entire history of creation.


    Start the year 2007 on a good foot!

    It's a new year...

    Finally, after 40 years, I'm beginning to find the strength to start thinking for myself.

    Starting a new life... going somewhere... ...will need transportation!


    What to do?

    The struggle to survive gives you direction and drive.

    There is a good reason I lost direction!

    On that slippery road [SNOW is here] your mountain bike will give me a better grip on life.


    I’m @

    [email protected]

    Let the World know where I’m @ .


    We’re on the World Wide Web.

    I can pick up the RECYCLABLE mountain BICYCLE on foot in Falls Church or Arlington Virginia, USA.

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    P.S. “Mock not the fallen, for slippery is the road ahead of you.”
     
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  2. jhuskey

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    Somewhere in the text of this thread I lost direction.
     
  3. DiabloScott

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    I give blood, I know CPR, I sponsored a couple women in a breast cancer walkathon... my good guy score is acceptably high already.
     
  4. snaps10

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  5. Bikelyst

    Bikelyst New Member

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    Let me get this straight dude...ur asking us for a bike?

    Honestly?

    (I better stop myself before I hurt anybody's feelings) :(
     
  6. Powerful Pete

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    ... either that or you should jump in front of a train in front of your children to save a perfect stranger. or give the dude a cheapo bike. they rank about the same in the cosmic order of things...
     
  7. Bikelyst

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    I LOVE IT!!!:D :D :D VIVA ITALIA!!!
     
  8. JTE83

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    I would never do such a thing. I would have just told the person to lie down on the track if I knew that would save him.

    I wouldn't risk my life for a stranger - who knows how bad that stranger can be?

    At least I help out the beggers...
     
  9. Bikelyst

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    At least your honest. :eek:
     
  10. livethedream68

    livethedream68 New Member

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    Good day Bikelyst,

    Whether you’re HOMELESS or Microsoft’s Bill Gates...

    ...in America we like creativity, curiosity, and a sense of adventure!

    We have a way of life that challenges conventional wisdom...

    Bike BUMS in Marin County, California in the 1970’s brought us the Mountain Bike...

    ...a fat, ugly, and heavy bike...

    ...in a world dominated by sleek racing road bikes...

    [​IMG]
    The rest as they say is history!!!

    I’m @

    [email protected]

    Let the World know where I’m @ .

    We’re on the World Wide Web.

    I can pick up the RECYCLABLE mountain BICYCLE on foot in Falls Church or Arlington Virginia, USA.


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    P.S. “Mock not the fallen, for slippery is the road ahead of you.”
     
  11. livethedream68

    livethedream68 New Member

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    A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way!

    Can a misfit become a successful person?

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    I want you to know that I’m not in favor of organizing a BIG spaghetti dinner to raise the money for this misfit!

    I’m sure it can help the cause in the long run... but for now, transportation is the main problem.

    It’s nice for the misfit to learn a lesson...

    ...there is always room to grow!

    I’d like to share with you what I have... but it isn’t much... believe me! It isn’t much.

    My freeride to freedom on the streets of DC

    ...can only begin with transportation a.k.a mountain bike.

    It will be an uphill ride all the way... Believe me!

    Go ahead, say it: “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”

    You should know that...

    ...on those many mountain bike trails, there are many trees.

    But I’d like to think that Washington D.C. is still the capital of the FREE world.

    We all pray for the day when our nation may truly be the land of the FREE!

    May God bless you all and continue to inspire you in the service of your fellowman.

    I’m @

    [email protected]

    Let the World know where I’m @ .

    We’re on the World Wide Web.

    I can pick up the RECYCLABLE mountain BICYCLE on foot in Falls Church or Arlington Virginia, USA.
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    P.S. “Mock not the fallen, for slippery is the road ahead of you.”

    There’s a lot ahead that you don’t expect.

    And a lot of what you do expect isn’t ahead!
     
  12. Smilf

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    *blinks*
     
  13. snaps10

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    just to let you know, we still have no clue what you're talking about. this would probably be a little easier. (just an example)

    im looking for a bike, but cannot afford to buy one, if anyone could help me out, it would be a blessing to me and/or my family. here are some of the ways it would help me:
    -i would be able to successfully develop a strategy for world peace by using my bicycle as a means to usher in necessary funding to balance the worlds economy thus insuring food and happiness for everyone.
    -i could build a ricksaw using only recycled junkyard parts and start a company providing alternative means of transportation for the rich and famous i.e. movie premiers, awards shows, executive hoohas.
    -i need this bicycle to climb a mountain only accessible by mtb. so i may rendezvous with with aliens and initiate negotiations to spare all humanity a life of servitude and probing.

    this would be a much more effective approach to mooching a free ride.
    and to show my support, i will be willing to put up a crankset for your bike. once you have a list of all the parts needed to make up a bicycle, i will mail it to you, and i'll even pay the postage.

    if you need a bicycle that bad, you should do a little dumpster diving, and save some cans to replace the chain and tubes.
     
  14. Bikelyst

    Bikelyst New Member

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    What the hell?:confused:
     
  15. Bikelyst

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    Good day me???

    Why bring me into this post?

    I am just as clueless as everyone else. First you tell about some dude saving a guy on the subway and then you ramble on to so thoughtfully tell us how humans are built out of empathy...and somehow this is supposed to relate to giving you a free bike?

    But throughout this I can't find the reason exactly WHY you need a bike. You clarify something about trasportation, and finally being able to think for yourself? But mabye if we knew the reason why, and not why bums in California had something to do with a mountain bike, you might have a better chance of actually retaining a bike from someone.

    I don't want a bunch of stories about people's dignity and poor people, I want a straight out answer that doesn't seem like I am reading it out of a Religion Textbook.

    What exactly is your intent, and why do you want a mountain bike?

    By the way, is any of your stuff copyrighted, I could use it just as a great excuse for getting pulled over! "That'll be $3,000 dollar for the ticket." "Erhmmm... sorry officer I want you to know that I’m not in favor of organizing a BIG spaghetti dinner to raise the money for this misfit!"

    Makes sense right?:( :eek:



    Sorry about my language above if it offended any of you, I just didn't know how else to get my point across.
     
  16. Bro Deal

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    Is the guy on the recumbent giving the bird to a bunch of cyclists on traditional bike as they pass him on a hill?
     
  17. Xsmoker

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    I didn't think LSD was that popular anymore. Ya' never know do ya'.
     
  18. OoAmericanGirl

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    Ya know, I think that donating $$ out of my check for others who can't afford to cover their medical costs is a bit higher on my charity scale then donating a bike.
     
  19. livethedream68

    livethedream68 New Member

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    HUMAN NATURE



    YOU SNAPS10 (THE INDIVIDUAL SNAPS10) will respond to

    (1) Reason
    (2) The call for Justice
    (3) Love

    ...but nations, corporations, big companies, labor unions, and other social groups will always be selfish.

    I’m @

    [email protected]

    Let the World know where I’m @ .

    We’re on the World Wide Web.

    I can pick up the RECYCLABLE mountain BICYCLE on foot in Falls Church or Arlington Virginia, USA.



    [​IMG]
    P.S. “Mock not the fallen, for slippery is the road ahead of you.”
     
  20. livethedream68

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    The Hurdler

    Go ahead and say it: "My postings sound a lot like spam or scam!"

    My guess is you’re also saying: "It’s a hard sell!"

    You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make her/him drink.

    Everyone has one, two, three, or often more obstacles...

    For me it’s No job, no car, no place of my own... 40 years-old!

    On my best days, I'm here at the Fairfax County public library, looking for Freedom.

    On the worst days, I think of no job, no car, no place of my own.

    But my spirit is not broken...

    These are real life obstacles.

    Have you ever heard of a FREEride?

    My guess is you have, since you’re into mountain biking.

    This situation is like a FREEride.

    A FREEride is a type of mountain biking where you go above and around UNCONVENTIONAL obstacles.

    Again, before you say: “Your postings still sound a lot like spam or scam!”

    Let’s meet so you can decide for yourself if I’m real or not.

    Starbucks Coffee shop / Barnes & Noble Bookstore

    @ 7 Corners (Arlington Boulevard [Hwy 50] & Leesburg Pike [Route 7] )

    There’s lots of lights, lots of people, lots of space...

    ...in short... It’s a safe place!

    It’s at the border of Falls Church & Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

    I’ll be wearing a RED WashingtonPost.com baseball cap!

    You can’t miss me with RED ! Leave me a time @ [email protected]

    If you decide that the RECYCLABLE Mountain BICYCLE is not for me...

    We go our separate ways... No hard feelings!

    The Hurdler knows that the path is strewn with obstacles...

    ...and develops a knack for overcoming roadblocks.

    Perseverance pays off... Believe me!

    An energetic hurdler is always willing to bend the rules.

    “Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare

    Are you a Hurdler?

    I'm a hurdler & I’m @

    [email protected]


    Thank you for your patience.

    Please let the world know where I’m @ .

    We’re on the World Wide Web.

    In 2006, Time Magazine picked “YOU” as the Person of the Year.
    ...because Users like YOU are changing the Internet.

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    I’ll surf, hurdle, and pick up the RECYCLABLE mountain BICYCLE on foot in Falls Church or Arlington Virginia, USA.

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    P.S. “Mock not the fallen, for slippery is the road ahead of you.”
     
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