Unless you follow my facebook page you wouldn't know that last week (Wednesday to be exact) I geared up and went out to the porch to grab my bike for a quick ride. Well, it wasn't there. After confirming that the husband hadn't taken it for any weird reason, I called the police and filed a police report. I am not even that surprised that it happened-- the police said there was a surge of bike thefts in the area. We live in a gated community with patrolling security and it seems pretty safe here so we had a false sense of security and left the bikes on our porch area. We live on the ground level but our porch is a huge cement wall, and in order to steal the bike the thief had to hoist him or herself up and muscle-man lift te bike up and over the barrier. Most likely while we slept a mere 10 feet away behind a glass slider. I mean, what are the odds? Although I was pretty bummed out about it, I have sort of started to expect things like this to happen. My iphone was stolen in LA and here we are one week before moving away from California forever and this happens. You just have to shrug and laugh it off.
sidenote: a friend of mine posted this picture on my facebook wall whenever I posted about having my bike stolen. It made me laugh so hard and feel a liiiiitle better!
Luckily, we have renter's insurance and although we are losing our deductible I think they are at least going to cover a portion of the loss. Since I have been riding a lot lately we decided to go try and find a replacement before leaving California. No one had my model, so I got to upgrade to a Trek 7.3 FX. It's black and looks really clean and pretty. I went for my first ride on it last night and the gear shift and rear de-railer make the ride smoother than I had no the 7.2FX. Basically, I love it. So take THAT Mr. Bike Thief. Here are some pictures of my new beauty.
|picking up my bike | completing my first ride. I don't know why I am making a weird face. Don't ask.|
Speaking of our drive back to Michigan we are toying around with a crazy idea-- basically we are thinking husband may work Friday and then I would go pick him up and we would leave from here and drive through the night and next day. Not sure how well that would go, but it sounds possible. We would of course stop that second night and then hopefully cut a three day drive down to just two. One of us will sleep while the other drives--- but it still sounds a little crazy. So, not sure how this weekend is going to go down but no matter what I am sure it will be another lifelong memory.
I hope everyone had a great weekend, (and clapped and cheered as Emily & Jef got engaged last night! )
Over & Out,