My city has high bike theft. Gradually as i start to value my bike more and more as an extention of me i find myself getting angrier an angrier at bikes being stolen and seeing people on stolen bikes.
What do you guys do? I've had two instances in particular lately that have been making me wonder if i should have said something.
Earlier today when i went to the grocery store i watched a security guard let 3 kids ride off on two unlocked bikes after they walked up shadily and he asked if they were his. When he let them ride off they looked back laughing and yelled 'ha boy these aint ours' to him and he smiled.
Before that some days before i watched an older guy hop on a purple cannondale built for someone 5 foot 1 when he was pushing 6 to top it off the bars were flipped up leaving the brakes and index shifters in an impossible position to use well.
both times i've found myself leaving agrivated, wishing i'd said something to at least defend that owners now lost bike