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#1 2022-05-13 12:25:08

chuckthomas
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From: North Austin
Registered: 2008-05-27
Posts: 80

Need help with finding and making a ghost bike

Where can I get a donor bike for a ghost bike?  Nate Thomas was killed by a car on U.S. 183 between Lockhart and Luling about 10 pm on Monday May 2nd 2022.  Nate and I had just finished a 600 mile bicycle tour of East Texas and he was riding back to his home in Gonzales when he was struck from behind by a car.  He as killed instantly.  Nate rode an electric bicycle with a two wheel trailer.  He had lights on his bike and two USB tail lights on the back of the trailer. 

The newspaper erroneously reported it as a motorcycle accident.

https://gonzalesinquirer.com/stories/mo … -man,33193

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#2 2022-05-13 12:47:18

dougmc
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Re: Need help with finding and making a ghost bike

In Austin, the obvious answer is the Yellow Bike Project..

You don't need a functional bike, so just tell them what you want it for and go into the back and pick one out and if you pick one that's in poor condition it should be dirt cheap if they don't just give it to you for free.

Another option would be Goodwill, but YBP is the best place.

And I hadn't heard about Nate ... I'm sorry to hear that.

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#3 2022-05-13 20:40:34

MichaelBluejay
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Re: Need help with finding and making a ghost bike

Chuck, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss.  I can't imagine how heartbreaking that must be.

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#4 2022-05-13 21:43:21

chuckthomas
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From: North Austin
Registered: 2008-05-27
Posts: 80

Re: Need help with finding and making a ghost bike

Thank you gentlemen.  It is devastating.  Nate and I had spent nearly every waking hour together the week and a half before this happened.  This was our second big trip together, we rode to Amarillo in 2019.  Both trips were wonderful.  We rode our final segment on Monday from Lexington to Austin. Nate was going to spend Monday night at my house and ride home by himself on Tuesday but he decided to head for home Monday evening instead.  My wife and I tried to get him to stay but he missed his home and cats.  By the way, Nate was wearing a helmet.  R.i.P my friend.

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