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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    un-happy anniversary! today is the 5th anniversary of me being crushed like a grape. 5/10/05 - guess i'll go build frames to celebrate! - Garro.
    Post 119 is a great read, thanks for the insight and thanks for sharing. I really enjoy your posts, blogs, pics, etc. I don't know how to un-congratulate someone for an un-happy anniversary, or even if I should. So I'll just say that you and your bikes rock. Keep it up.
     

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    I'll second that! The sum of all the experiences have made what's here today.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Ryan View Post
    I'll second that! The sum of all the experiences have made what's here today.
    thanks you guys. had a pretty crappy day, but got some great seat stays out of it. confused as to what to do, we have a tornado warning but I have a frame to braze! - Garro.
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    a cool old article from Roman Dial about a little bike ride: The Roaming Dials: Canyonlands Grand Tour - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    thanks you guys. had a pretty crappy day, but got some great seat stays out of it. confused as to what to do, we have a tornado warning but I have a frame to braze! - Garro.
    Being an Okie I can give you the benefit of my experience for a change. Don't sweat the twister until you hear it coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edoz View Post
    Being an Okie I can give you the benefit of my experience for a change. Don't sweat the twister until you hear it coming.
    thanks! it tore 40 rail cars off the tracks - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    for everyone here is the quote: "Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge," says educator Bill Bullard. "It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is "empathy", for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound, purpose‐larger‐than‐the‐self kind of understanding." I got it from my great friend/photog D. Kish Dawn Kish Photography and it just stuck for me. my world in my previous life was one where i was guilty of just thinking of myself {largely as a survival instinct - nobody really raised me from 12yrs on - Mom split, Dad was courting my step-monster who never liked me} and I just basically walked through this world as if it was all a big soap opera where I was the star & everybody else were just talking heads/bit actors. I think many do. There are allot of things about the old Steve that died on Oct 5th, 2005 that were just as good gone. That's a hard pill to learn to swallow. Now, I'm not the flashy, tough, looked up to racer guy/endurance star/sports model. I'm that cripple guy hugging the side of the street to get good crutch placement just gimping along & trying not to spill his coffee. People who don't know me think I'm just some kind of 'tard or a worthless cripple without ever seeing under the exterior. I loath the fact that used to be me sometimes. Now, i've met guys who have climbed Kilamanjaro on a handcycle, guys who rode around the globe on one, climbed El Cap with arms alone, have several frinds with head injuries really struggling but are pulling it off under exterme duress while still being themselves, talked to MS kids, helped people get off the sidewalk for the first time in 20yrs, lots of that. and you know what? behind the peepers they are still humans along on the same fucked up ride on a tiny dustspeck as me, and everyone else. I learned that if someone is leading a life different then yours then that does not mean it can be a life without merit or happiness. I learned that there is my mind, and there is the thing we thing of as "reality", and that sometimes you have to step back from your percieved "reality" and let your mind determine right from wrong or to think in ways that may cause us to squirm a little. Lastly, it carries oner to building, and I have said this before, you have to build people THEIR bike, not YOUR bike in their size. that is substituting *opinion* {how you think their bike should be} to *empathy* {how thier bike should be} by being empathetic to tha nuances of fit, use and intent to make what will be the best for that client.........sorry for the rant, I just busted this out as train-of-though but think it covers your question - Garro.
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    Steve,

    Many thanks for the reply and for sharing yourself in this post. Hope you're doing better after a rough couple of days.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguedog View Post
    Steve,

    Many thanks for the reply and for sharing yourself in this post. Hope you're doing better after a rough couple of days.
    No worries, man. I figure at this point maybe everyone is right and maybe I am here for some twisted reason other then just to make bikes. Buisness as usual, big stacks of long work days & drudgery mixed with coping with life like everyone else here accented by getting to do cool shit in blocks every now & then. I like to hoard my fun-tickets & cash then all in at once on the big rides! Plus, there may be a cool suprise in the future, i'll keep you posted. - Garro.
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    Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
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    Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
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    Steve, just caught up and read the post with the Bullard quote. For another take on the same notion, I can't recommend highly enough David Foster Wallace's "This is Water...". About a 10 minute read of his commencement address to Kenyon College, but one of the more beautiful admonitions for thoughtful, mindful empathy I've ever read. Someday, the world will be a much better place.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelia View Post
    Steve, just caught up and read the post with the Bullard quote. For another take on the same notion, I can't recommend highly enough David Foster Wallace's "This is Water...". About a 10 minute read of his commencement address to Kenyon College, but one of the more beautiful admonitions for thoughtful, mindful empathy I've ever read. Someday, the world will be a much better place.
    Hey - forward that to me, huh? Just took on a frame give away for a friend who had a terrible car wreck & is learning to hold a fork, stand, ect. ugly, very ugly.........Wife, two great kids, all that. If it goes well {only 100 tickets, $50.00 each - hope to sell them all locally for his benefit party in a week but if not i'll post it here, frame will be for immediate delivery} I should be able to put $5,000.00 in their pocket. damn, that feels good. - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelia View Post
    For another take on the same notion, I can't recommend highly enough David Foster Wallace's "This is Water...". About a 10 minute read of his commencement address to Kenyon College, but one of the more beautiful admonitions for thoughtful, mindful empathy I've ever read. Someday, the world will be a much better place.
    Songline/Mat JUST forwarded this to me last week. It's available here:

    David Foster Wallace - Commencement Speech at Kenyon University

    Garro - please keep posted on raffle, and best wishes to your friend.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieBirdsell View Post
    Garro - please keep posted on raffle, and best wishes to your friend.
    Thank You! - Garro.
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    Hat tip Steve!

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    Garro fuckin' rules - that is all.
    Start slow, then taper off.

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    I'll post the remaining tickets for sale for the Coconino frame raffle here on Wed. if any remain, trying to stay local but if any are left this is where they will go up for sale. payments will be through paypal, no exceptions. Again: $50.00, only 100 tickets. frame to be delivered ASAP < 45 days. If you win I will call you on the spot when the ticket is drawn. I thank you for all the replies & Paul's family thanks you. I'll keep you all updated. THANKS!!!! - Garro.
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    That'd be awesome, Steve. I've got my $50 in my fist n ready.
     

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    All raffle tickets SOLD!!!!!! Coconino Cycles raised $5000.00 for the family in three days. hell yeah. here's a sucky thing - remember when the two medical helicopters collided over Flag last year, killing most? Well, Paul was in that wreck, too & got jacked up that time as well as the current car wreck issue. these guys are tapped. this will help allot. Thanks, everyone! - Garro.
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