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Old 02-27-07, 05:12 AM   #1
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I went cycling today and I met 2 police talking to 2 teenagers. I stopped by to greet the policemen and they asked how much is my bike and I said RM3000 although its actually RM6000. Anyway I overheard the 2 teenagers saying "We could buy a motorbike with that much money" and this worries me. I kept thinking that in the future if these 2 individuals see me again they might do something nasty Any advice? Im really worried.

Shouldnt have went to greet the policemen and saying my bike is RM3000, should have said RM1000 but I dont know why I said RM3k. Im reallllyyy worried. HELP ME!!!
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Old 02-27-07, 05:18 AM   #2
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Don't know about Mayaysia. But in South LA. You better be careful. Bike shop told me like once on twice on the trail between Corona and Newport Beach cyclists have been held up. Many know bikes can be big bucks. I was told a couple years ago, a cyclist would not hand over some very expensive bike. They shot him in the stomach. Seems he died. A thought that crosses thru my head when thinking about riding solo or in a group. At least about the LA area.
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thanks for the tips guys, guess I wont be cycling to that area for this couple of months. Im sooo worried, and sad because of my stupidity. Keep giving advice guys
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In fact, I think it wise. You are doing certain types of urban cycling, it might be wise to take your less expensive bike. Generally, why would one need a more expensive, race/road bike for urban commuting. Not that I'd ride a Huffy, but I think even punks would not steal a Huffy.
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well its because I came out from the trail which ended up at a urban secluded place
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Then ride fast & don't stop, not even for the second coming of jeebus.
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What u mean???
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well its because I came out from the trail which ended up at a urban secluded place
In that case once you get to the end of the trail, turn around and ride it back to the start where it is safer. Problem solved.
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What u mean???
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And in the future, don't worry about sucking up to the cops... especially when they're "conducting business"!
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Old 02-27-07, 07:35 AM   #13
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Another Tip...Become skilled at "BikeFoo" The fine art of using a 20-35Lb bike as a defencive wepon, when someone gets hit upside the head with the bottombracket/cranks/chainring as you are swinging and screaming like a like a raped male ape they tend to

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Old 02-27-07, 07:42 AM   #14
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Another Tip...Become skilled at "BikeFoo" The fine art of using a 20-35Lb bike as a defencive wepon, when someone gets hit upside the head with the bottombracket/cranks/chainring as you are swinging and screaming like a like a raped male ape they tend to

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You know what, that tip is crazy enough to work

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In that case once you get to the end of the trail, turn around and ride it back to the start where it is safer. Problem solved.
Well I would love that but here is the problem, the walking part just kills me because im wearing a competition MTB shoe. And imagine walking back. And there are dogs. Bummer eh
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Living in a similar place (but probably more peaceful) perhaps I can give you some advice.

Number one - don't make a big point about how expensive your stuff is. Not only does it make you a target, it also invites it because it comes across as bragging.

Number two - know where to go and where not to go. Know it ahead of time.

Number three - Be a great guy for the community, help the needy, be a good person. Then, everyone will see you as someone trying to help, not some stuck up rich person.

No amount of violence or the ability to fight will prevent someone from taking your bike if they really want it. They will bring friends - lots of them - and armed with more than a bike. If you try to fight them with your bike, you will just end up dead.

In reality, this is not where you need to be asking advice - except for someone like me, nothing personal, but most people don't know what it is like to have a bike worth more than many people's salary for a year - if Malaysia is like Costa Rica, I assume this may well be true. Think of it this way - how many people would willingly go into Newark with a 40,000 dollar piece of jewerly hung around their neck in plan view? You better have armed guards.

I commute every day on a bike like that - and no one would think of touching it. The biggest reason is that everyone respects what I am doing here and any jerk realizes they would be fish bait by the locals if they were to try anything. It also looks old and dented and well used - like I do.

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Old 02-27-07, 08:33 AM   #16
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Another Tip...Become skilled at "BikeFoo" The fine art of using a 20-35Lb bike as a defencive wepon, when someone gets hit upside the head with the bottombracket/cranks/chainring as you are swinging and screaming like a like a raped male ape they tend to

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You don't know how many times I've said that a bike is a great melee weapon.

I've actually practiced swinging my bike around, too. Just to see if it's feasible and fast enough to be useful. It certainly is. Does that make me weird?
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Old 02-27-07, 08:57 AM   #17
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Number one - don't make a big point about how expensive your stuff is. Not only does it make you a target, it also invites it because it comes across as bragging.
I admit what I did is stupid, but I usually just say my bike is RM1k so people wont notice that Im lying but I dont know why I say RM3k today. NOOOO

Thanks for the tips anyway, waiting for more advicessss
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Well I would love that but here is the problem, the walking part just kills me because im wearing a competition MTB shoe. And imagine walking back. And there are dogs. Bummer eh
Why would you be walking back? You just rode the trail there, why wouldn't you ride it back?
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because the trail isnt commonly used which cause grass to cover it and its too technical and small to safely cycle through
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??????

You're not making sense.
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So, the next time you see people on the street eyeing your bike--just say "Oh, this old POS? It's hardly worth anything, not even worth RM100, and it's like a boat anchor. I need to get a new bike, this one's worthless...you want to know how heavy this is?" and then turn around and wallop them with your bike.

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Wheelhot - If someone asks how much your bike is worth, and you don't know them well, simply say
"I don't know - it was a gift. Isn't it shiney?!?"
People who know bikes will know what your bike is worth. People you don't know who don't know bikes shouldn't be asking you that question.
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Hey,

I went cycling today and I met 2 police talking to 2 teenagers. I stopped by to greet the policemen and they asked how much is my bike and I said RM3000 although its actually RM6000. Anyway I overheard the 2 teenagers saying "We could buy a motorbike with that much money" and this worries me. I kept thinking that in the future if these 2 individuals see me again they might do something nasty Any advice? Im really worried.

Shouldnt have went to greet the policemen and saying my bike is RM3000, should have said RM1000 but I dont know why I said RM3k. Im reallllyyy worried. HELP ME!!!

the sky is falling.
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You're not making sense.
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because the trail isnt commonly used which cause grass to cover it and its too technical and small to safely cycle through
But you managed to ride it the one way......... Umm, okay.
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