Below is a story about a delightful green bike — a green Silver Eagle — as it was forwarded to Bike Hugger. It’s a tale of a bike lost and a bike found. With a bonus lesson on U-lock strength. Read on huggas, it’s a heart-warming tale …
Last year I had a delightful green bike which Pam (ed note: that’s the motha hugga) helped me fix up. A vintage green women’s bike with funny front shifters, a leather seat, Gregg’s Cycles stickers and drop down handles. It was love, true love. We rode together, and crashed together.
Then, last June it was tragically stolen out of my yard. I called the police and filed a Missing Bike Report, and was told that my chances of finding it were next to nil.
Exactly a year later, this Friday I was with a friend looking for parking behind Bauhaus on Capitol Hill when we found a spot, and I got out and realized the bike locked to the electric pole was my beloved Silver Eagle!