Last night was fun. Six weeks into our social experiment with Thrifty Thursdays (our version of Open Shop Night), word’s gotten out. One, that we’re open till 8; two, that you learn to use our tools to fix your bike.
An 11 year old boy brought a friend and introduced him to the floor pump. A teenage boy came with his younger brother to have his brakes adjusted. Was blown away to discover that not only was the brake adjustment free tonight, but he got a lesson in doing this himself. A teenage girl turned up wanting the same, so the lesson was doubly useful.
The younger brother was frustrated with him limping kickstand, till we pulled out a wrench.
Then there was Steve, refining his newly acquired mountain bike with a kickstand.
And Charles, who learnt how to take off the rear wheel on his 29er for when he had a flat. And Kurt. And Wally, who met new friends Charles and Kurt, and felt more confident securing bikes onto his car rack.
PHEW! a long fun evening, helping 5 children and 5 men.