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Returning stolen bike

Cascade Bike Club ride leader Bob Miller was leading his weekly "Bridges of Issaquah" ride tonight (it's usually on Thursday). Just before one of the more metaphorical bridges he stopped the ride because he'd spotted a bike with a trailabike attached thrown in the blackberries alongside the trail. Bob remembered talking to a local cyclist who had had a similar setup stolen just a couple of days before, but didn't have his phone number with him. David Kappler who was along on the ride speed dialed the Issaquah Police non-emergency number to see if they had a record of the theft. But the more Bob looked at it the more sure he was that this was the bike.

 

So I did what any self-respecting Xtracyclist would do, I offered to tow the bike to its suspected owner. Two minutes later we resumed the ride, took a short detour to discover that yes indeed, this was the stolen bike. Unstrapped it, handed it over, and finished our tour of Issaquah.

 

Moral of the story: lock your bike!

 

Photo by David Kappler with my camera.

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Taken on June 25, 2008