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Old 08-22-17, 07:41 PM
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Mountain bike crime family nabbed

SF brothers nabbed in string of bike thefts in High Sierra - SFGate

Four brothers from San Francisco were arrested on suspicion of going on a High Sierra crime spree in which up to $125,000 worth of mountain bikes were stolen in less than three months, police said on Tuesday.
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In the frontier West, these four would already be dangling from ropes...
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Originally Posted by phil_gretz
in the frontier west and in the south, these four would already be dangling from ropes...
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Old 08-23-17, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
fify

Not really, I'm thinking much more of the frontier West, which had fewer established cities and employed scarce marshalls and circuit judges. In the South, there was more infrastructure to enforce the laws. That was the idea.


Your edits take the discussion in a more political direction, which I didn't intend. You might want to delete your remark...
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz
In the frontier West, these four would already be dangling from ropes...
And the people who lynched criminals without a fair trial are just as bad as the criminals.


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Let's keep out the political talk so we don't need to move this thread.
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Well I hope they drope the hamer on them.
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I'm sad there wasn't any U lock justice before the police got them.
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Hopefully those guys will have plenty of time on their hands. They should be required to write reviews on each and every bike. A hundred times.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict
I had no idea there're owners who can afford such an expenisive bicycle would be so dumb as to leave it on a rack at a restaurant...and cannot afford a SUV or minivan to transport there bike inside security.

If you read the story, many of the bikes were on vehicle racks, and many of those were locked.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict
I had no idea mtb cost so much nowadays.

I had no idea there're owners who can afford such an expenisive bicycle would be so dumb as to leave it on a rack at a restaurant...and cannot afford a SUV or minivan to transport there bike inside security.
People break into cars and garages to steal bikes all the time.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict
I had no idea mtb cost so much nowadays.

I had no idea there're owners who can afford such an expenisive bicycle would be so dumb as to leave it on a rack at a restaurant...and cannot afford a SUV or minivan to transport there bike inside security.
Come visit Santa Cruz some day!
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Looks like I won't be getting my new to me MTB now.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict
I had no idea mtb cost so much nowadays.

I had no idea there're owners who can afford such an expenisive bicycle would be so dumb as to leave it on a rack at a restaurant...and cannot afford a SUV or minivan to transport there bike inside security.
On my last visit to the SD area, I saw it a lot -- people at the gym, their spotlessly-clean SUVs parked in front and a shiny $10,000 never-used bike on the roof rack. The owners were probably inside riding the exercise bikes.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
On my last visit to the SD area, I saw it a lot -- people at the gym, their spotlessly-clean SUVs parked in front and a shiny $10,000 never-used bike on the roof rack. The owners were probably inside riding the exercise bikes.
That being said, I never understood why someone would drive to the gym to sit on an exercise bike or walk/run on a treadmill for an hour. If they'd only ride/walk/run to the gym and back home they wouldn't need the gym membership.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
That being said, I never understood why someone would drive to the gym to sit on an exercise bike or walk/run on a treadmill for an hour. If they'd only ride/walk/run to the gym and back home they wouldn't need the gym membership.
I could see it if it were winter in the norther tier or a nice blustery rainy spring day at 35F. Actually, no I can't. I can't stand riding indoors. But at least I could excuse it under really bad weather conditions. The part I don't get is spending $10K on a roof ornament -- for a 4WD that never goes off pavement and never sees snow.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
That being said, I never understood why someone would drive to the gym to sit on an exercise bike or walk/run on a treadmill for an hour. If they'd only ride/walk/run to the gym and back home they wouldn't need the gym membership.
Been wondrin' about this for decades. Bet they ride the elevator from the locker room to the exercise floor, too!
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
On my last visit to the SD area, I saw it a lot -- people at the gym, their spotlessly-clean SUVs parked in front and a shiny $10,000 never-used bike on the roof rack. The owners were probably inside riding the exercise bikes.
Ya, we got a lot of that here. San Diego ... the best climate in the nation.....
You have to remember it's So. California, the land of granola.....
Meanwhile, back up north, some thieves will go to prison and not have to worry about saddle sores..... but their behinds will still hurt.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
That being said, I never understood why someone would drive to the gym to sit on an exercise bike or walk/run on a treadmill for an hour. If they'd only ride/walk/run to the gym and back home they wouldn't need the gym membership.
Treadmill easier on their ankles and knees, spin bike might include someone exhorting them to keep working. Or whatever it is they do in spin class.

Plus, MTB crime family can't get your bike if you drive in to the gym. If you're not carrying your bike with you that is.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict
I had no idea there're owners who can afford such an expenisive bicycle would be so dumb as to leave it on a rack at a restaurant...and cannot afford a SUV or minivan to transport there bike inside security.
yeah .... and had no idea angle grinders cut through locks securing MTBs just like they cut through locks securing road bikes .... or cut right through the racks .....

Huge difference between MTB riding and road riding. Huger difference between both, and spinning. I find spinning is a very specific kind of workout, and definitely has benefits.

That said, when my hours doubled I dropped my gym membership---if I have a free hour the bike gets me ... not the bike ride to the gym.

I still haven't regained enough overall fitness for serious MTB riding since breaking my collarbone. Legs and lungs might be adequate but the rest of me would get so beat up ...
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
That being said, I never understood why someone would drive to the gym to sit on an exercise bike or walk/run on a treadmill for an hour. If they'd only ride/walk/run to the gym and back home they wouldn't need the gym membership.
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