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Owner watches as man makes off with her bike

Original post made on May 7, 2013

A Mountain View woman living on Tulane Drive watched as a man walked up her driveway, into her open garage and rode away with her mountain bike on May 3, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 11:06 AM

Comments

Posted by McGruff, a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 7, 2013 at 11:26 am

Obviously this was a brazen crime, but not unheard of. If you cannot lock you bike, a quick tip is to "drop" the chain off the chain ring when you leave it.
If someone jumps on and tries to ride away, you now have time to catch up to them since they won't be able to pedal away quickly. I've used this when I had to leave my bike unlocked(but never ever unlocked and out of sight) Not something to depend on, but a little extra time to stop the thief from riding away.


Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm

McGruff, that's a good tip; I never thought of that way of making a bike hard to steal. Thanks!


Posted by Wo'O Ideafarm, a resident of another community
on May 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Wo\'O Ideafarm is a registered user.

My bike came with that feature; the chain somehow knows to fall off of the sprocket right when I need it most.