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My bike was stolen!

July 8th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

I stepped out onto my front porch this afternoon to hop on my bike and ride to the grocery store.

Hey wait, where's my bike?

My beloved bike had been stolen off the front porch!

Yes, I called the police and filed a report. I also walked around the neighborhood to see if I could find it abandoned somewhere. I checked the local classifieds to see if I could find it being re-sold. I'm not holding my breath.

I loved that bike. I loved riding the bike. Cruising home on my bike at the end of the day reminded me being 10 years old and cruising around my neighborhood on pink Schwinn banana seat bike.

I loved that bike and biking around so much I'll probably buy a new one. Unfortunately, they don't come cheap (even used bikes). I'll also need a new lock since my lock was dangling around the handle bars. No, it wasn't locked. I'm kicking myself now, but I thought it would be safe on the front porch of my own house.

I rode it home Friday and parked it on the porch. I don't remember tripping over it when I watered the flower boxes Saturday afternoon so it was probably stolen Friday night.

I don't like that someone crept onto the porch and took it. I'm not in anyway suggesting that the two events are related, but just earlier this week a few blocks from here a young woman awoke to her apartment being burglarized. The invader then beat and raped her. Such events are rare in my small college town. I have been extra vigilant to keep the windows shut and locked. I am thankful that I did not hear who ever took the bike off the porch because I think I might have suffered a heart attack had I awoke in the night to hear someone of the porch.

Live and learn, I guess.

10 Responses to “My bike was stolen!”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Ouch! Bikes are hard to track down, but hopefully, it will turn out as it sometimes does.

  2. littlegopher Says:

    That's just rotten - so sorry that it happened.

  3. Nic Says:

    Damn!Mean people suck!

  4. carol Says:

    I'm so sorry your bike was stolen but thankful that you are ok.That's just nasty what people will do.

  5. koppur Says:

    I'm sorry. I hope you get it back!

  6. Carolina Bound Says:

    That was very bold for someone to take it off your porch. Be careful.

  7. monkeymama Says:

    I am so sorry. What a bummer!

  8. Ima saver Says:

    That is terrible. i am so sorry!!

  9. scfr Says:

    Oh crap - I'm sorry!

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    Do you have freecycle in your county? You can put an ad on there asking people to keep a look out for your bike and give it's description. While you're at it you can ask if anyone has a bike you can have. You never know.

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