Out of all the people that would get their track bikes stolen, Mike Green is the least likely. For all intents and purposes he’s what many would regard as a city cycling expert. Green, who pens BikeBlog, is street smart, rides through traffic without getting killed, and pretty much knows the game inside out. However, he let his guard downâ€”maybe he was naturally high from Earth Dayâ€”falling for the ol’ ‘let me test drive your nice bike here’s my fake car keys routine’ and watched in agony as his bike was ridden away in plain sight. He describes the thief as Hispanic, “pale like he was on the methadone program,” and rocking one of those ghetto t-shirts with an airbrushed Scarface on it. To get the word out to fellow bikers, Green posted pics of the steed and a description of the perp on his site within an hour of the bike getting jacked. Here’s the scam:
He walked up to me and asked where he could get a bike like mine. Then he asked if he could feel how heavy it was. I knew he was going to want to try it out and I knew I would SAY NO! Then for some dumb ass reason, I gave in and let him ride it. Before this happened he gave me the keys to his car which he walked over to a car parked in the street and turned the lock. I didn’t pay to much attention to these details…YEAH I know…I should Have.
Head over to BikeBlog for the full rundown and higher res images of the sweet ass, white and green sticker covered orange KHS. Hey you never know, maybe he’ll have the same luck as Dave Ortiz aka DQM CITED CUZ MY BIKE GOT STOLEN AND I GOT IT BACK did.