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My Bike was Stolen Last Night

September 2nd, 2009 by

my-stolen-bikeMy bike was stolen last night. Who Stole My Bike?!?

It was an awesome bike, a black and pink beach cruiser that was gifted to me by a good friend. It was not new, but I didn’t care. It had a cool basket with a black and pink zebra print liner that was the perfect size to hold a bag of groceries. I rode it to the beach every week, and some days that was a 20 mile round trip if I went all the way to the Wedge in Newport. I even rode it to work quite often! I’ll never forget to looks on the faces of the warehouse guys when I rolled up that first day. One day I left it in the hallway and Jerry almost tripped over it.

I could ride from my house along the river trail (which is actually a flood control channel – only here in the ‘asphalt jungle’ would we refer to it as a river) and get to our office in about 30 minutes. What a great way to start the day! I was getting exercise and saving on gas money. The time on my bike to and from work was sacred. It really helped me to forget about my stuff for awhile, and just enjoy the fresh air and cool scenery along the way. I rode that bike almost every day, even if it was just around the block.

My favorite ‘bike adventure’ memory was just last Thursday. It might have been the hottest day of the year. I got home from work and my daughter and I jumped on our bikes and rode to the beach for some relief. What started off as a way to cool off ended up being a great bonding experience for the two of us. Soon she will be a teenager and won’t have time to ride bikes with mom!

Maybe whoever stole my bike needed it more than me. I only know they won’t enjoy it as much as I did.

7 Responses to “My Bike was Stolen Last Night”

  1. Carla says:

    OMG Julie! Not the bike!

  2. jim says:

    Julie, that is tragic. I know you loved that bike.

  3. JEFF says:

    awww that breaks my heart to hear that your bike was stolen Julie! I know how happy you were with that bike! I also remember that smile when you told me abotu your routine and how far you ride! Plus…you are right about the warehouse guys’s facial expression that first day you road on in! i know we wont ever forget that bike, and if we wont forget it, i KNOW you cant forget your bike and all the fun rides you two had! i had nice red and black beach cruizer, totaly rockabilly’d out…GONE too! Apparently they are a hot commodity!?

  4. julie says:

    Yeah…a total bummer. Whoever took it was pretty bold as the bike was practically on the front porch. I will ask Santa for a new one…maybe a 3 speed? The hills and headwinds can be a killer!

  5. Jim says:

    You know Santa?

  6. julie says:

    Sure…we are LIKETHIS. Want me to put in a good word for you? Maybe some new amps?

  7. Lietta says:

    OH NOOOOOOOOO Julie! You looked so cute on the bike! I am sure Santa will remember how good you have been this year!

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