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Good Karma

Good news! So as previously reported, the karma boomerang has flown back to Dave in all the best ways. He put it out there, and so it is true: he got it back.

Dave's ML7 was found by Boulder Sherrif's and brought to U-Bikes where immediately they knew who's it was due to "seeing something on mud and cowbells or MTBR." Let's just pretend it's the former and make me happy today.

Rock on Dave. Hopefully, that guy stepped in a pile of it today or something.

Reader Comments (3)

Good to know that law enforcement officers are actually looking for bikes that are stolen in boulder. I got my Gary Fisher stolen in Greeley and when I filed the police report they pretty much said the bike is gone. Good to hear he got is rig back!

April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEvan Sandstrom

Many moons ago, an errant family member left our garage door open, and some opportunistic people helped themselves to a fleet of mountain bikes -- a custom steel rig with a then-cutting edge manitou fork; a Yeti Ultimate; and a nice mid-range Bridgestone. We notified the police, posted flyers, and pretty much resigned ourselves to never seeing them again.

Well, the boys in blue did us proud. The custom steel rig showed up within 24 hours -- apparently dumped in a yard, too hot to fence. A couple weeks later, my brother spotted the Bridgestone locked up outside a tavern (it had some very recognizable trick parts), called the cops, and together they persuaded the guy with the key that maybe, just maybe,his "friend" had sold him a stolen bike with my driver's license engraved on it. But there was no sign of the crazy rasta-painted Yeti.

Then, a month or more later, we got a call from a different precinct. They had spotted the Yeti locked up on a second floor landing. A couple of cops in a cruiser had seen it while driving down an alley, recognized it, and retrieved it. They brought it back to us, stowed in the back seat of their carlike it was a hooky-playing cro-moly delinquent, code 4130.

Three for three. Doesn't get any better than that. So don't blame the boys and girls in blue -- my sense is that they will do what they can, when they can. Sometimes it's karma, just like Greg said. I am still thanking my lucky stars, lo these many years later.

And yes, we still have (and ride!) all those bikes. Glad your buddy's came back too. May he have many more happy rides!

April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHautacam

Sweet!!! Nice to be back on your own knobbies, eh D?

April 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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