APD, TBR and Pink Tallbikes or How I got my tallbike back
As the weather recently began getting warmer, I get excited to ride one of my other 5 bikes, other than my daily driver (which is an iro angus fixed gear). I like riding my tallbike since its fun, unique and I don’t really need to worry about locking it up when I’m in class. Its probably the most well known and easiest seen bikes in Albany.
However, in a stint of overconfidence, I left it out on my porch locked for a few days. I needed my lock for something so I took it off my tallbike and went on my way. I never relocked the tallbike and it stayed on my porch for at least another five days. Apparently it got ripped off on March 21st. A band me and all my housemates like was playing that night and they went over to Brew Crew to get a keg for the after party, and a few of the dudes from there had told my housemates tehy saw someone on my bike. I didn’t even notice it was missing at this point.
Whatever, I was just going to make a new one as I’m sure it got ditched. Who can seriously ride that thing around for more than ten seconds and pretend like no one will see it?
Fastforward to Wednesday night at Troy Bike Rescue (the one in Albany, @ 15 Trinity Place). I get a phone call from APD asking me to report the bike stolen since people have been calling in saying they’ve read on All Over Albany and The Times Union that my bike was missing, and they’ve seen it. So I reported it stolen.
Then today, I get a voicemail from APD saying they’ve got it. Apparently it got stolen by a Blood, and had been painted red to match.
Two cans pink spraypaint, coming right up.