Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BOYS AROUND AN ATLAS BIKE



Just a couple of years ago, I was part of a little campaign to raise $35,000 (US) to purchase 750 bicycles for village outreach workers in India.  Gracious friends and church folk helped us meet the challenge.  During our 2,000-mile bike ride from Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu to Delhi, a number of outreach workers joined us on their brand-new bikes for brief sections of our journey.  Here, local boys gather 'round one of the 50-lb, single-speed, $50 Atlas bicycles that are the standard style throughout India.  Note the steel break lever and "cables."  These bikes are virtually indestructible.

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