"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Help Kids on Bikes Get Up The Hill

The project:
Help some neighborhood kids get their bikes up a steep grade near a new bike path.

5 minutes

Why bother?
V and I were out for a ride this afternoon to explore a brand new bike path in our neighborhood. Unfortunately, there is no easy approach from our end, so we toughed the steep decline, rode the path a few times back and forth, then climbed back up.

A gaggle of kids were close behind us. They gave the climb a good effort, but some were just too small to push their bikes up the slippery, dusty trail while maintaining footing. I walked back to help them get their rides to a manageable spot because the challenge was NOT a fun one for them. It took nothing but a few more minutes of my time, and some energy (which I needed to expend anyhow).

Worth it?

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