What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

Huffy Infinity bicycle

on September 18, 2014

This shed is a bank shot—not mine, originally, but I don’t mind serving as the backboard it bounces off of into the basket.

“Do you want an old mountain bike?” our custodian and groundkeeper at church asked me. “Not really,” I answered (thinking, we’re back up to ten bicycles, and I’d like to shed down to six or seven). “But I know somewhere that might.”

Perhaps the most successful and popular arm of our local bicycle advocacy organization is its Bike Recycling Program. The BRP shop turns unwanted bicycles into practical transportation for people that need it and distributes dozens of bikes for children at the holidays. What can’t be repaired and re-purposed is properly recycled. Along the way, volunteers learn useful bicycle maintenance skills.

It’s all good. How often can that be said about anything to do with internal combustion vehicles?

Huffy Infinity bicycle, ca. about 1992, in the BRP shop's donation rack (itself pulled from a dumpster!)

Huffy Infinity bicycle, ca. about 1992, in the BRP shop’s donation rack (itself pulled from a dumpster!)

shedding style: recycle
destination: local Bike Recycling Program

Comments welcome … your WISThost would rather you were riding your bike, but if you aren’t and probably won’t, might it be passed on to someone who will?

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One response to “Huffy Infinity bicycle

  1. Mark says:

    What a great program!

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