The creator was getting frustrated once he got home. The tires on the mountain bike
were unable to handle these type of weather conditions. Carrying a two
(2) cubic box of groceries weighing between twenty (20) to thirty (30) pounds
would be sometimes difficult to carry while balancing yourself on a
bike. Something had to be done. He did walk to a bicycle store to buy
and repair his front wheel flat and had replaced his one foot pedal.
While he was making his own repairs, the creator did remember once applying
that grocery store down the street for a stock boy and cart handling position. Nothing
came through at all with that. As the months had gone by, the excessive
ridding of the mountain was beginning to break down for the creator due
to all the errands which the creator had been doing for his parents. The
treads from new bike tires appeared to have about a hundred miles to go
due to the winter street salt eating at the tire rubber. Both handle bar
grips had falling off. His gears shifter located between the foot pedals
was busted from the rock salt and water eating at it. His both front and
rear wheel reflectors were missing or assumed to be stolen. Last, but
not least, the bar located between the seat which lead to where the
handle bar pipe is inserted was braking apart at the factory weld. The
bicycle framed itself, was coming apart. Still, with no job, the creator could
not drive his father's truck with-out having any insurance on the van,
in his own name.
| Mid-spring of 1996 was here. The weather was
changing and the blood inside the creator's body was thinning for the
season. The rear axel had broken on the creator's mountain bike. The
whole rear wheel had fallen off as the creator had lifted his bike off
the ground. He was ready to do another errand for his parents but, the
bicycle had obviously failed for the creator. The creator's mother had
felt sorry for her son, the creator. She had a bike of her own. The bike
was a 12-speed all-terrain mountain bike. She gave it to him for all the
work which he had done in the house over the months. This bike was cool
as the creator felt.
One of the main elements relating to the later spring is opening the
swimming pool. The creator was planning to go back to his job search.
With a swimming pool getting ready to open for the end of the spring season, chemicals such as chlorine would
be needed in order to keep the
water clean and sterile preventing any mosquitoes with larvae to
form. Otherwise, this would cause a major medical, health hazard to
the general outside environment. The creator's father knew that,
his son couldn't drive his van since he had no auto insurance in his
name. Once again, his father had medical problems with his both legs
and he was unable to drive his son around in his van. The creator had
asked his father if he could do the driving while his father was the
passenger. The creator's father gave the his son, the creator the key
to start the family van. The creator had walked outside to the
driveway. He gone into the van. He inserted the key into the ignition.
There was no turnover of the engine after the creator had turn the
ignition to start. The creator told his father what happened to the
van. The creator's father said that, since it would be his truck someday,
go outside and find the problem.
| The creator had light bulb above his head.
Why not ask his mother to use her car instead? Of course, his mother or his
father would need to be the passenger if the creator was going to
drive her car instead. This was the same car driven on the day of the
creator's high school graduation before it had pulled into the
driveway that day. What the creator didn't know was,
this car was partially un-drivable besides with the problems that were
already on it. The creator had asked his both parents what was wrong
with the family car. Why hasn't the creator's mother been driving the family car
at all as he thought?
| Several weeks
back, sometime time during the mid-winter of 1996, there was this
one night that, the creator's oldest brother was late for work. The
creator's oldest brother needed their father to drive him to work.
During that same time frame, the creator's oldest brother's pick-up
truck was in the shop and he didn't let anyone drive his truck for
any purpose. The creator's father was planning to take the family
car into the shop the next day to have it finally serviced with some of
the money saved up. The creator's mother wanted to go with to be
with her husband. She had let her husband drive her car. The
creator's father decided to drive the creator's older brother to
work before he was late for work. During the tens (10's) or the
twenties (20's) degree cold night, the family car was started. The
creator's father needed to drive their one older son to work. Their
mother had sat in the back seat. That same night, the creator was
working on a computer simulated project based on his operating
mountain bike before it had broken down that coming spring. His
father had asked him, the creator to stay home anyway and watch the
house. The family car had backed out of the driveway that night.
| The engine wasn't warmed up enough for
the car to be driven. With the family car which was built in the
year of 1979, some parts in it would break down from natural wear
and tear over time. One of the cylinder rings had ruptured inside
the engine during take-off due to the extreme cold weather that
night. By the time the creator's father had gotten the creator's
older brother to his work place, that was when the creator's mother
had noticed the burning oil smoke emitting from the family car's
tail pipe. With the car sitting long enough in the parking lot at
the creator's older brother's work place, the wind had the chance to
shift and travel the oil smoke towards to where the creator's mother
was sitting in the car. The creator's father and mother didn't want
to risk driving the family car back home with the condition it was
in. With his both legs trying to sleep again due to his clotting arterial
condition, he had called for a tow truck instead. The family car was
towed home at their expense.
The creator had listen to the whole thing. With one of the cylinders
having its blown rings, the car was practically useless to drive.
How would be a way to pick up the chlorine barrels for the swimming
pool? How could the family car be driven if a smoke screen due to burning oil
keeps on blowing out the tail pipe after each acceleration is proceeded
on the street. Once again, the family van had a totally broken
starter motor. What could the creator due in a case like this.
Both family vehicles down for the count. Now, the creator's father
needed to save up more of their budgeted money to have the engine
| The creator was
interested taking a drive out with the family car. He was curious to
see how the family car would perform for him. The creator's mother
had given him the key to her car. He had gone outside to start the
car. The car started right up with no problems. He thought to himself
that, this car starts better then his father's van. With a small
crack in the van's carburetor system, too much air was going through
the intake pipes causing not enough gasoline to mix properly with
the existing air. This is why again, the creator needed to place a
house brick or a tool vice up against the gas pedal to avoid the
engine dying out.
The creator's mother had sat in
the car as the passenger. Since it was a warm spring day. The
car's engine didn't require that much time to warm up. The creator
had backed out into the street and begin driving. After one stop
down the street, nothing was happening. The creator has made
another stop and excelled a little faster. Nothing. The was no
smoke coming out of the car's exhaust pipe. Maybe the family car
had heeled itself as the creator and his mother had thought. The
creator decided to pull out onto a busy street from the neighborhood.
He accelerated down the highway about a half mile to an
intersection. The light was red at the intersection. After a half
of a minute or more, the traffic light had turned green. The
creator accelerated the family car while at the same time, a white
cloud of smoke burst out of the car's tail pipe. The size of the
smoke was noticed a few blocks away. The smoke appeared to have a
ten (10) foot spherical diameter. The creator had looked back
after he had head some beeping from other motorists' cars. He
turned his head to his mother and had asked her of how could he
keep on driving the car if at one point, he would be stopped by
the police for a traffic hazard like this one? Where would he have
the money to pay for a ticket? At the next residential street, the
creator had made his turn to go back into the neighborhood. Each
stop he made, more and smoke would emerge from the rear end of the
car. The creator and his mother had made it home to park the
family car into the garage. How was the creator going to get the barrel
of chlorine for the swimming pool?
| With allot of
electrical tape all over the frame of the bike, something didn't appear
right however, he hoped the bicycle would be strong enough to carry the fifty-five
(55) pound barrel of chorine home once a week on the back of the bike rack.
After a few weeks while going into the creator's
nineteenth (19th) birthday, now, it was time to go back to searching for
job once again. The creator wanted to try again searching for jobs. He felt since
he was nineteen, perhaps some employer would recognize him and hire him.
More and more weeks had passed into the deep summer. Besides the creator
carrying home a fifty-five (55) pound barrel of chorine once each week, now he was
also bringing home forty (40) pound bags of dog food every other week.
With the creator's older brother finally out of the house due to his insufficient
help around the household including his insufficient rent payments, the
creator didn't have any intentions of asking his twenty-eight (28) year
old brother to barrow his pick-up truck for anything. The creator was
just about fully independent riding his bike around the city. Once
again, the creator was needed at home more than if he was ever planning
to join the armed services. Who would take care of the creator's
| The creator had in
idea which was from that new years day when he had studied his father's
wheel chair. The was an idea which the creator had. He knew at this
point, his chance of job opportunities were becoming very difficult
beyond his control. His idea was, why not convert his mother's mountain
bike into a bike used for medical issues. Motorists would see that a
human on a bicycle can't go as fast as cars especially when carrying
heavy objects for transport. The creator didn't have the logical
time to think of why, no one but, no one was hiring him for a job. He
knew for sure that two family vehicles were both down for the count. So,
using the special abilities for survival purposes, a "Slow Moving
Vehicle" sign was made along with plastic PVC pipes for the pull toe.
With the existing electrical system on his mother's mountain bike,
Christmas lights were used as tail lights. With the computerized
engineering simulations finished in the creator's computer lab that very
cold night when the family car had blown its rings, the creator had accomplished
his design for the 1996 year but, didn't seem to be enough quality as strength
would go. The appearance
of the bike was ok but, something else was missing. The first illustration
below is the top of the bike facing the left of the screen. The next set
of illustrations below the first one are the sides of the bike. They are
the front-side of the bike, the right-side of the bike, the left-side of
the bike and the rear of the bike including the rear-lights of the
the Friday and Saturday summer nights, the creator would hang with his
buddies which he had known from school. The creator would hang with some
of them at the neighborhood pool hall. Some times, the creator would
come across some more of his buddies on the street while riding around.
He would sit and talk with them. Some one them had been kicked out of
their homes and needed a place to stay. The creator and his both parents
had insufficient financial means to have anyone move into their house.
Some friends of the creator's had offered illegal street substances as
collateral to the creator as a passage of room and board. The creator's
mental abilities were incompatible to physically use any of the illegal
street substances which his friends had in their hands. The creator had
refused to touch or take anything out of their hands however, the
creator did suggest to them where to go for medical recovery instead of prison.
Why did they take that stuff, as the creator had thought.
The creator was too young to know that much about the hidden part of society
or what might be called, "The underworld". All the creator was
interested in was hoping that some employer would hire him for a good
paying job. Some of the those weekend nights, the creator would hang
with his buddies some more. He would see some his friends including the
younger ones driving in fancy cars. Some of these fancy cars would have
nice lights such as drag lights along with cool looking rims to go with
them. Nice decals and powerful, deep-base boom boxes in their trunks.
Where did they get the money for that stuff as he would ponder over his
modified bike. The creator had asked his buddies what their secret was.
The creator didn't what was going on. Two of his buddies had approached
him and presented their illegal plant like substances in two plastic
lunch bags. The creator looked at both of them while it they had the
plant chunks in
their both hands. He had looked at them and ask of what could he with
that even though, he had no interest in consuming the illegal street
substance. They told the creator in front of his other buddies that he
can grow it to make money. The creator had explained to them that, he
has no knowledge of growing house plants unlike his mother. The
creator's mother has a great hobby in growing house plants as the
creator had explained this to them. The both guys looked at each other,
they both looked back at the creator, they had placed their bags back into
their pockets, they turned their backs and walked away from the
The creator had gone back outside to the
van. He had check the wiring which lead from the starter itself to the
solenoid. He check on the battery. Battery power was fine. The rest of
the wiring itself which deals with the starter assembly was fine. The
creator had got under the truck to view the starter motor. The creator
had gone into the garage or workshop to get some wrenches and
other auto tools. The creator had removed the starter by loosening the bolts
and taking it apart. The creator had looked into the hole where the
fly gear would be at. Some of the teeth were worn out. The gear which
pops up when the starter motor is in motion was totally worn out with
a crack down to the motor's drive shaft. The start motor was a junk.
This means, the van sat in the drive like a heavy weight with four
bald tires and over eighty-thousand (85,000) miles on it to go with
it. Where was the creator going to get the money to replace the
current started motor?