May 22, 2012

Bike Stolen - Theft Strikes Close to Home

Her bike is next to the blue bike.

Bikes are stolen at an alarming pace. And by alarming pace, I mean I hear about bikes being stolen more often than cars despite the ubiquity of cars. But since I am twenty-something and feel stronger than Superman, I never thought someone so dear to me would be affected.

On May 21, 2012, a day which live in infamy for many moons, my girlfriend's bike was stolen from the OSU campus. A lock was on her bike but it proved to be an inadequate defense for the thief. She reported the theft to the police and after politely taking her information, they told her that they were en route to another bike theft nearby.

It's disappointing, to say the least, that bicycles are stolen. I doubt much profit is made during resale and it leaves the victim without transportation. Thankfully, my girlfriend was able to bus home, but it was still a rude awakening.

In the next few weeks I plan on posting what you can do to protect yourself, but right now I'd like to remind people that multiple locks are better than one lock. And if your bike is so expensive that you are constantly afraid that it will be stolen, look into getting a beater bike so that if it gets stolen it would be a slightly lesser  blow.

And if you see a black Bianchi Verona at a pawn shop let us know.

Sometimes bike locks aren't enough:

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry to hear about that. I have had several bikes stolen over the years in Columbus. Unfortunately, for a commuter that gets locked up outside an ugly beater with a U-lock seems the best solution to bike thieves.


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