I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at this outpouring of good will and kindness. I never expected anything like this happening and can't tell you all enough what it means to me. Your consideration speaks more of you than it does of me, good people all. Camlifter, I can't believe you would offer that beautiful old bike. I remember when you posted pictures of it how much I admired it. As I recall it had belonged to someone in your family or am I making that up? Anyway, it is an a very big deal making that offer. And a Felt bike and a Colson. You guys.
I'm a little numb right now, figuring out what to do. I'm beginning to think I might be able to get a truck to take home. If I can't find anything that looks reliable and affordable then I'll rent a car in order to get home and figure things out from there. One way or another I'll pick myself up from this. I do have a couple of bikes in Minnesota to work on so one way or another I'll be riding this summer and building something special next winter. These things are in the blood now and the need for moderate motorbicycle speed must be satisfied! Wishing each of you all good things. And Sam, my eleven year old friend, you're OK bud and older than your years. On the inside, we're both around twelve, maybe thirteen. G'night.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...