Oakland’s scraper bikes

I just read this story in the Christian Science Monitor:

http://features.csmonitor.com/backstory/2008/12/08/teens-in-oakland-calif-fi
nd-an-outlet-in-%E2%80%98scraper-bikes%E2%80%99/

and thought I would share it with you. It made me cry, actually. I read
another short story about these bikes and saw a couple when I was back home
this summer. When I was at Bay Area Bikes buying my folding bike, a guy came
by with a three-wheel scraper bike, fitted out with a huge amp & boombox on
the back. Pretty amazing to see (and hear!).

As a former resident of East Oakland, there's just something about a young
Oakland man saying his goal is to win the Nobel Peace Prize that chokes me
up big time.

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About Seth Longacre

primal health coach, vision fast guide, itinerant discalced Episcopal Deacon, barefoot runner, photographer, spiritual director, yoga teacher, minimalist, pilgrim
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