with one condition,
they told me: "You have to own a car."
I said, "If I do not buy a car is that a deal killer?"
"Yes." They said. "You have to own a car."
2. I was rolling on the road, the day was cold, in the teens. A car slowly passed me, it was surreal, I looked over to the left, only to see two little blonde girls looking at me with faces pressed up against the glass of the mini-van window. I thought, how I must look like an animal in a zoo to them, as they looked at me in awe. But then thought, no, they are the ones in the cages, I am free.
He had all of his belongings on his bike, so many in fact, he could not ride the bike, it had become a shopping cart like bicycle.
I said "hi", he looked up and gave no indication he wanted anything to do with me.
5. On a Spring day, I was running some early morning errands on my bicycle. I was rolling in midtown KC.
I pulled up to a truck full of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation employees while waiting for the light to change. They were all black. I looked over at them and they looked at me, a white guy on a bike in a major intersection at 7a.m. We all smiled, I said, "How are you all?"
One gent, laughed, big grin, he was a heavyset man, and said, "Awww man we are doing great! How are you?"
We all talked gloriously about the weather, my bicycle, and work. The light changed and we said goodbye. As they pulled away, I remember thinking how stupid racism is, people are people, and it does not matter the color of their skin...period.
Got any carfree or carlite tales to share?