Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Day Two With Athok Alauk
Today when I woke up I got out my alien bike tool that I had brought and made a sign saying that I would fix bikes for free. I got out all of my other bike parts and got ready. I asked Athok if she wanted to help fix bikes with me and she said yes. The first person that came was a little 5 or so year old boy. He had a small bike that had no gears. He seemed nervous and a one of his friends had stayed back and watched He handed the bike to me and I asked what was wrong with it. He said that it was hard to pedal and I knew that he probably had a stiff link. I got out the tool and started fixing it. After I had fixed it I lubed the chain then cleaned of some of the grime on the chain rings. After I gave the bike back the the kid I let him test it out. I could tell that the problem was solved when he came up to me with a big smile. I felt really happy and decided to fix bikes the whole day. Before he left I gave him a tiny thing of tri-flow and taught him how to put it on. After the boy left, lots more people started coming and I kept on fixing bikes with Athok. We kept on fixing bikes until the day was over. That day was really meaningful to me.