Thieves are stupid
I’m a Fred.
I have some fancy bikes but I’m a thoroughly mediocre cyclist.
Which makes what happened Monday afternoon really strange.
After helping my children participate in their first triathlons, we came home and had a good day at the house.
But, just as we were leaving for a barbeque at my brother’s house, I noticed something strange about the garage — the kids’ ‘racing’ bike was not hung from the ceiling like it was earlier. Someone had slipped into the garage and stolen the bike.
The strange thing is that my Pinarello Prince, my Fuji D6 Pro, my Scott CX Team bike, my old Trek 5200 and my wife’s Fezzari Catania were all sitting there waiting to be stolen, too. That list doesn’t include a few wheelsets, a beater mountain bike or my teenager’s cruiser bike.
But the thief walked away with only a size 34.5 Fuji Ace with a 24-inch wheelset — the perfect road bike for a 7-year-old who wanted to race bikes like her daddy. Estimated value: $200.
The bikes and gear left behind are valued at more than $20,000 easily.
So, if you see someone who looks like this riding down the street, feel free to club them with a tire iron.