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I Donated A Vintage Raleigh Bike To ‘Goodwill’ in Concord (NH) Today — And It Felt Good.

by Anura Guruge



I just wished I had room in our Nissan Quest ‘van’ for another. I would have taken a second one too.

We have a large storage space above our ‘triple’ garage (and it must be a triple since it houses three British cars). I went up there around Thanksgiving to start bringing down Christmas stuff and was horrified to discover that we had five or six unused bikes up there. I realized that there must be plenty around, locally, who would love to have one of them, I wasn’t going to keep them any longer on the vague assumption that one of us will, someday, get around to using them. There is another bike in the garage that I very occasionally ride just for the fun.

So, I set about trying to find out how I could donate bikes. Wasn’t easy! Finally it transpired that ‘Goodwill‘, in Concord, was the best bet. They even have a program that they ‘restore’ the bikes and give them to deserving adults who need transport. Bingo. I was all in favor.

I just did not have the chance to take a bike down to Goodwill till today. Once it was loaded into the Quest somebody checked its price on eBay. Heck, no! Nope. I was not going to be swayed. It is Christmas.

It felt good. The lady who picked it up at Goodwill said: “somebody will be very happy with this”. Well, probably not as happy I was to donate.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 12, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

pink roses Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Serious, But Non-Fatal, Bicycle Accident On ‘Acadia National Park’ Loop Road, November 2, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


From the oustanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER


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Not much details as to how, or where, the accident took place. Sounds like he rear-ended a car, BUT was the car parked on the Loop Road (which is not unusual) or did it brake suddenly. Either way he was lucky and he knows it. Shame.

Interesting that folks are still out on the Park ‘this late’. I am sure it is lovely. I wish I could go up there. Miss it.

So, another non-fatal accident.


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by Anura Guruge