I was riding my girlfriend's bike up to UBC and it quit on the way there. The battery was already kinda dead that morning (I live on a big hill so no problem) so I had to push it the rest of the way. I tried one last bomb start on a small hill at the university and it fired up so I did my things and left. Just after pulling onto Marine drive and passing a group of cars it quit again, this time for good. I pushed it all the way to 41st. Along the way a car stopped and asked if I needed some gas. I didn't think to ask if he had a phone and the gas tank lock was frozen (could hear it sloshing around anyway). Well I made it to 41st and a truck stopped and asked if I needed a lift. I am too cheap for tow trucks so I was going to push it home to 41st & Knight We threw it in the back of the truck and they drove me right to my doorstep. Probably saved me about four hours of pushing if I made it that far.
Anyways, acts of kindness like this seem to be getting rare these days. They are a light landscaping/gardening company and gave me their card: Call Dana at Ace of Spades (731-6694) if you need any of their services. Tell them that Rob said thanks for the ride.