because he worked all spring and summer on my sorry excuse for a lawn. and why does that make him happy? because it netted him credit in the bicycle bank. good old uncle tim (that's me) happens to know someone who knows someone and can hook a kid up with a bike...especially if it means i don't have to mow the lawn myself. so this kid (max) mows a lawn, does a darn good job, gets a bike. niiiiiiiiiice. good job, max.
many thanks to the guys at big shark. max found a bike he liked, and i went and picked it up. it's a beautiful thing.