Who Pinched My Ride?

A little light reading for a Friday morning on the world of bike thievery. Interesting stuff.

I’m still pissed about the Escalade.

6 Responses to “Who Pinched My Ride?”

  1. Pitt says:

    The article –> *whine whine whine* something about a cheap bike being stolen *whine complain complain*

    Seriously, it sucks that your and his stuff was stolen. Violation of property rights and all, I understand, and it’s wrong. How many millions of dollars worth of cars are stolen every year, though, and we can’t even put a dent in that? I wager much more time gets spent trying to track down 80,000 dollar BMWs than 100 dollar Huffies.

    The guy even admitted to using a crappy lock.

    What happened to the Escalade, someone lift it?

  2. matt says:

    The nice thing about cars, though, is that they’re generally insured, so at least the legitimate owner gets _some_ compensation out of it.

    I thought the interesting thing about the article is where the bikes go – either overseas or to quasi-accepted marketplaces to be resold.

  3. BrianN says:

    You can probably insure your bicycle, too (You may be able to add it as a rider (no pun intended (hey, nested parens (cool)) on your homeowners). Just because it’s not mandated doesn’t mean it’s not allowed, but it’s possible bicycles are hard to insure since they are so commonly stolen.

    I also lost a bike once, which I was using for commuting at the time. Then I discovered if I take the bus I don’t get wet when it rains.

  4. Kevin says:

    Nothing lower than a bike thief. But apparently there is a lot of money to be made and it is something that isn’t taken to seriously, someone needs to go undercover and infiltrate the nefarious underground of the bike thief network.

  5. Pitt says:

    @Brian,

    Another one rides the bus.

  6. BrianN says:

    @kevin

    you’ll need a cool nickname, like Scooter McPedals

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