Today going to and going home from shopping at the local Food-4-Less, I walked by a really nice bike. It was lying on it's side completely unlocked with no one around. The bike was a older 1970s or early 1980s Nishiki. While it had a bit of grime a slight rust, it was in otherwise working order. In other places, this bike would not elicit a second glance. But here it would seem to be one of two possibilities: stolen, then abandoned or planted by law enforcement to "catch" a would-be bike thief. I felt it a shame to just leave it there as I used to recondition bikes just like that one and either used it for a time or donate to charity or someone who I knew needed a good bike. It really hit me how much times have changed as bikes are now such a "hot" selling or bargaining item with the poor and the struggling masses in large cities.