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I picked up a random stranger who got dropped

Old 09-13-19, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
good man, I spent 1.5 hrs roadside waiting for a taxi this summer while lots of guys in big pickups just drove by
Brutal. I'm sorry to hear that.

It goes without saying that under normal circumstances I'd never pick up a hitchhiker (I've seen enough horror movies to just ruin it for me). But when I saw what appeared to be a situation that I knew I could assist with, it made sense. Especially because, like yourself, I've been in a situation (my car) where I had to wait hours for assistance.
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Old 09-13-19, 04:25 PM
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I stopped at a cut in for a farm gate to answer nature's call during a 100K this summer and as I wheeled back to the road a fellow stopped and asked if I needed help, a ride, or bottled water. Random act of kindness, I think, as I saw no signs of bike gear on his vehicle. I thanked him and sent him in his way. Really nice of him.
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Old 09-13-19, 04:29 PM
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So every single ride you've ever gone on in your life, you've been 100% completely prepared and never forgotten anything? And also you've never been in a hurry and taken a chance because you figured you'd risk getting a flat instead of missing the group ride? Congratulations, you're perfect! Kudos! You win the internet!
Iíve forgotten things but have never needed a ride home due to my forgetfulness. Whatís my prize?
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Old 09-13-19, 04:31 PM
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I got picked up by a stranger while riding across the country, but thatís another story.
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Old 09-14-19, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I got picked up by a stranger while riding across the country, but that’s another story.
an author must live life, in order to write about life
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Well done, @softreset. I've had similar experiences, helping and being helped. I've made some lasting friendships with other cyclists that way.
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