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Did someone lose a bike?
At 12:45-1pm today (Tuesday 3/29/11) I saw two young kids (high school age) trying to get a bike on the front of a Chicago Avenue Bus, but they couldn't open the rack, so instead of heading west, they both walked north on Ashland.
 
58cm or taller older Schwinn road bike, blue, with red paint sloshed on it, even on the brake pads and shifters.  The bottle cage was twisted, so that one really couldn't ride it without knocking into the cage.
 
The teenagers had no lock attached to the bike.
 
Young black teenager in red hoodie
Young Hispanic teenage in black or dark hoodie
 
Somethings seemed wrong.  I did call police and notify them.
 

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Hi Nancy, as much as I appreciate your good intentions, I am not sure if any info you provided beyond the time, location & description of the bike was necessary or useful, especially the descriptions of how the teenagers looked. I just could not pass without pointing that out.

Many thanks - I was walking to work and saw the two teenagers and things just didn't seem right. I did call the police.

I lost a bike and trailer a few years ago and even with all the Homeland Security cameras in the building, no one wanted to go through the CCTV footage, at least to know what direction the thief went. 

A few weeks ago, I saw a man trying to ride a bike that was waaayyy too tall for him; the man kept losing the pedals on the down stroke.  I talked to a beat officer, but he said there was nothing to be done, unless I was the bike owner and wanted to make a report.  

 

In Jane Jacob's book, The Death and Rebirth of the Great American City, she mentions the importance of "eyes on the street".

 

NLF

 

I do not understand the meaning behind the image of a pyramid of granola.

Sorry I probably shouldn't have posted that.

 

It's just me lamenting about how one can't post anything discriptive about bi-peds when one see's/experiences something that doesn't seem right without offending another. 

Nancy L. Fagin said:

I do not understand the meaning behind the image of a pyramid of granola.
Thanks for clarifying that Davo. 

Davo said:

Sorry I probably shouldn't have posted that.

 

It's just me lamenting about how one can't post anything discriptive about bi-peds when one see's/experiences something that doesn't seem right without offending another. 

Nancy L. Fagin said:

I do not understand the meaning behind the image of a pyramid of granola.

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