Wednesday, March 31, 2010



My neighbor, John, pulled a rusted hulk out of a dumpster a few years ago and held on to it, waiting for a chance to re-cycle it. When the young son of another neighbor was ready for his own two-wheeler, John did his thing: disassembly, major cleaning, unlocking rust-frozen nuts and chain, repainting body and wheels, new fork bearings, seat, tires, and grips, several days' labor—and a name plate for young David. A great example of keeping something out of a landfill and restoring it to usefulness. All it took was a little resourcefulness and care.

Nice work, John. (And thanks to John for the clever "re-cycle" title. Get it?)

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