MY BIKES BEEN STOLEN!!! So, the scene is sunday afternoon, somewhat overcast day, but the sun is peaking through the clouds. It rained last night and its a cool 50 degrees outside. Pretty much perfect riding weather. Anyways, i just got done taking my girlfriend to a bike store to test ride some bikes. It was a very fun afternoon. after we went to the bike store, we went to do some grocery shopping for the week. We finish, i head back to drop her off at home and get my bike from her garage. I put my bike in my car and head back to my house to go for an afternoon ride. I arrive at my house, unload my bike, unload my groceries, and then prop my bike up between my car and the garage. Mind you, i put in a location unviewable by cars driving down the street. So i walk in to the house, put the groceries away, drop a duece, wash my hands, and put on my rididng clothes. I sit down in the living room to velcro my shoes and i'm out the door only to realize that my bike is missing. I was inside my house for 15 minutes at the very max. I live in a small house and was never further than 40 feet from my bike at any time. when i was in the bathroom, assuming i had the window blinds open, i could see where my bike was sitting. unfortuantely, the blinds were down and i think my bike was stolen right out from under my very nose. I do not know how this happened and i am pretty devestated.
I started building my bike up last september. Got my fork in september, frame in november, and parts trickled in throughout the winter untill a month ago when i recieved my seatpost. It took me a very very long time to build this bike and i picked out every single part on it. it was my dreambike. and now it's gone. so it goes.
for the sake of the board, the componetry is as follows: specialized 18 inch stumpjumper frame (2005), reba race fork, thomson seatpost and stem, xt hubs, xt hydrualic brakes, xt integrated shifter brake levers, xt front and rear derailleur, xt chain, 3t pepper bars trimmed to a racey size, xt crankset and bb, xt cassette, eggbeater candy sl pedals, sun rhyno lite wheels, fsa headset, hope seat collar, oury grips, some sorta kinda comfortable but racey looking specialized saddle
I estimate there were less than 275 miles on it. I had a few early season crappy super muddy spring rides in town and was fortunate enough to take it Moab for my spring break. i went on three rides since spring break and broke my chain on my final ride. I repaired the chain yesterday and intended to ride today but my bike is gone. The proverbial rain cloud is dumping on my head right now.
You were a good bike black specialized stumpjumper. I wanted one of you ever since the third grade. I felt fortunate to have shared the little time we had together. Aside from the six flats in moab and the broken chain, you were very good to me.
as i have never posted a picture of my bike on here before, i believe now is an appropriate time.
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