Kevin and I had some of our bicycle accessories and gear stolen today. This is my first experience with bike-related theft and it stinks. We lost our front bike lights, a set of bike gloves, a helmet and our bike tool, all from the “secure” parking garage where we lock our bikes and leave some of our cycling accessories so that we can hop on our bikes and go whenever we need to. Whoever stole our stuff also threw what they didn’t want all over the parking spot that belongs to our bikes.
Our bicycles are our vehicles and it’s frustrating that Kevin won’t be able to ride his until he finds time to buy a new helmet, and neither of us can ride at night until we pick up new bike lights.
Yet we think we’re lucky because at least we still have our bikes. I feel great compassion today for anyone who has ever had the experience of having their bicycle stolen.