Gkam84 needs a trike to ride and help him deal with early Parkinson's - he's 28 FFS

by alotronic   November 17, 2012  

Completely by chance I clicked on Gkan84's sig, wondering what it was about.

Turns out he (Keith) is suffering early onset Parkinson's and is after money to buy himself a recumbent trike so he can keep riding. He's 28.

By the look of it he's only had his fundme page open for a short while. I suspect he's being polite and not putting a direct link to it himself on the forum just yet?!

He's chosen a nice trike to aim for:
http://www.icetrikes.co/explore-our-trikes/sprint#

So, first of all wouldn't hurt to give the Keith a little money would it? I've started the pot with a measly tenner, but I figure there's quite a few of us here for whom a tenner represents just about nothing, so... it's paypal so use a bit of your 'bike fund' like I did!

Secondly maybe we can find a way of getting something similar second hand or for a discount somewhere?

http://www.gofundme.com/Gkam84

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Another tick to the donation of items box.....James Nash BTCC 2011 Independent Champion

Also happens to be my favourite driver since John Clelland, Kieth O'Dor and David Leslie circa 1991 (got my first VHS of them racing) Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
28th November 2012 - 15:03

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Gkam84 wrote:
Another tick to the donation of items box.....James Nash BTCC 2011 Independent Champion

Also happens to be my favourite driver since John Clelland, Kieth O'Dor and David Leslie circa 1991 (got my first VHS of them racing) Devil

Used to really enjoy BTCC. Aiello, Leslie in the Nissans, and Rikard Rydell in the Volvo, with Matt Neil gatecrashing as a privateer.

I met Paul O'Neil a couple of times through a mutual friend. We got to go to the end-of-season party at Donington Park (think this was in 2003 or 2004 - he was driving a Vauxhall Astra works car). Rumours were already flying that Paul wasn't getting a contract for the following season, he got leathered and somehow his undies ended up hanging off a power cable that was strung overhead while he was still wearing trousers...

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posted by notfastenough [2607 posts]
28th November 2012 - 16:40

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So who wants to see a sneak peek at one of the commission's? Not finished, but I can show you a part....You name which part Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 0:16

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No-one? Everyone bedded then Crying

I do want to show this young girl's work off

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 0:42

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New tactic this morning, although I've been up all night.....I blame the full moon.

But I've been firing off emails like nobodies busy to management peoples. Can't say to much anymore about what I'm doing. Someone seems to be trying to copy everything I do Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 9:24

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Copy everything you do - WTF?!

Go on then, show us the top left of it...

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posted by notfastenough [2607 posts]
29th November 2012 - 10:28

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Well not copying exactly, but contacting people I have had success with securing a donation item and then asking them to donate to his fund raising for something else.

I don't believe he is a member of the forum either Nerd

Here is the top left, can you guess who it is yet? Devil

Background has not been done yet

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 11:52

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Heck, I don't know - Cartman?! Big Grin

Pale blue kit - Tom Boonen?

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posted by notfastenough [2607 posts]
29th November 2012 - 13:38

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I asked her to switch up the kit as I didn't want to run into any copyright, but as she's done it, it suits next season's for this rider Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 13:49

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oh ok, is it Cav?

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posted by notfastenough [2607 posts]
29th November 2012 - 14:01

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It is indeed. Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 15:58

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AH, I need help.......I've been asked to provide a "success story" to go fund me site by the 7th Dec.

With the chance to win an Ipad Mini and £100 towards my appeal......

This is it took me a number of weeks to write and publish my story in the first place and there are rules to the story. I must sit and make eye contact with the camera.....blah blah blah.

Christ, I would love an Ipad mini for the auction.....What do I say. Smile

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 20:56

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The very fact that you posted it, and all the commenting here proves that you've built up the confidence to tell people about your cause.

That's pretty good.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
29th November 2012 - 21:52

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That's true. I am busy writing the dark bits that I left out of my story for a suicide prevention charity who saw my story.

I should just make the video and get on with it. Tomorrow's job, look out a beanie and smile for the camera Smile

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 21:57

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You talk about your depression and lack of confidence, but Raleighs right, the candor with which you discuss those things on here is to be respected. Go back and read that long thread on depression (from maybe a year ago?), I was new here and that was a bit of an eye-opener. It suggested that people here, yourself among them, were as friendly, honest and intelligent as a virtual community could be expected to be.

I've tried recording my own voice and thought it sounded as odd as a lemonade sandwich, but that would apply to any of us.

Go for it!

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posted by notfastenough [2607 posts]
29th November 2012 - 23:31

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I suppose if I can do it, it gets more publicity for my page.

I find talking on here/the internet alot easier than trying to talk face to face. I can barely hold a conversation with a shop keeper in "real" life when feeling like this, Some days are better than others. But tomorrow, I shall sit in front of my contour and get something sorted Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
29th November 2012 - 23:50

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First drawing fully finished. Loving the work aswell. If you would like to see it. Please use the contact form on my website and I'll send you a picture of it.

Very interesting take she has on the picture I gave her to work from Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
30th November 2012 - 8:29

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So my artist friend didn't tempt you, How does a Richard Mitchelson signed print grab your fancy? Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
30th November 2012 - 12:51

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Depends what of...

I do like the sound of the drawing as well actually, but can just wait until all is revealed anyway.

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posted by notfastenough [2607 posts]
30th November 2012 - 13:26

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From Richards email

"It will either be one of my cycling legends portraits or something that's appeared in Rouleur magazine"

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
30th November 2012 - 13:41

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Hello Gkam

I havean ICE Trice which I am considering selling for approx £1800 & delivery.
It's actuall my wife's trike which has had very little use in the 4 or 5years she has owned it due to orthopeadic problems
FYI I am near Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire.
If this is of interst let me know & I can email details & pics to you

Regards
jogler

posted by jogler [2 posts]
2nd December 2012 - 13:44

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Check your email, I messaged you earlier when you posted on my other thread to find out more information.

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
2nd December 2012 - 14:07

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So you lovely bunch, If you have twitter, I'd love it if you could post this daily??

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Spare a tweet per day? Make your tweet count! Donate one tweet a day to help me get back cycling http://www.gofundme.com/Gkam84 @Gkam84

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
6th December 2012 - 10:45

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No smartphone for me Crying
I am hope Santa is going to bring one soon Big Grin

posted by Marauder [235 posts]
6th December 2012 - 11:31

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You don't need a smart phone to tweet Smile

I don't own a mobile phone anymore since mine packed up in the summer Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
6th December 2012 - 12:30

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Just put a bit in the fund, fingers crossed you get to your target soon and back out on the roads Wink

posted by Saintyl [15 posts]
7th December 2012 - 18:04

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It just told me I couldn't pay!

posted by paulfg42 [353 posts]
11th December 2012 - 22:08

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Paypal told you that or GoFundMe?

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
11th December 2012 - 22:35

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Sorted now. Shame I didn't get my donation in before JE James stepped in to steal my thunder! Happy to chip in for whatever (bike?) charity you choose to support.

posted by paulfg42 [353 posts]
12th December 2012 - 23:49

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No worries Paul. Its all something in the pot. Plus you are now in the raffle for item's that I've been donated Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8138 posts]
13th December 2012 - 0:21

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