Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, My Bike Was Stolen

We could probably start a don’t steal bikes bro series with the most egregious bike thefts, like David Byrne’s from a few years ago, Lance, or a special Silver Eagle.

This week it’s Peter Sagal’s brand new, black and yellow Felt.

I came out today, my bike shoes clattering, and spent a strange thirty seconds staring at the space where it was, denying to myself that I couldn’t see it. Then I found the cable lock, sliced through, on the ground with my helmet.

The bike was brand new, black and yellow, as you see, with Time road pedals and an underseat bag with tubes and inflater. Anybody see anybody riding it on the streets of Chicago, hit them with a rock, but try not to scratch the paint.

The bike is likely at a pawn shop already and the money smoked through a meth pipe. Peter Sagal is the host of NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell me. A show and podcast we often listen to in our travels.


How awesome would it be to hear Carl Kasell say “don’t steal bikes, bro!”?

Very awesome, that’s how much.

Putting a request in!

While I feel sorry for him, he should have known better than to use a cable lock in Chicago. I’ll never understand the attitude that calls for a $1500 bike and a $10 lock

He got beat up for that on his blog; his thinking was not flawed. Low risk area and I don’t like carrying u-locks either. In fact, that’s an area where an industrial design house could make locks lighter, stronger. My think is very rarely if ever leave my bike outside

NEVER use any cable device to secure any bike you would like to keep (specially in Chicago).  ONLY use a case-hardened security chain w/ monobloc style lock. 
Live & learn…

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