Ritchey Break-Away retrieved!

Enjoying my time at Lisa's Hot Dog stand waiting for a ride home from Alviso after retrieving my stolen bike.

Enjoying my time at Lisa’s Hot Dog stand waiting for a ride home from Alviso after retrieving my stolen bike.


I headed back to the scene of the crime a couple hours later on my other bike and what do I see on Gold Street but a guy riding my Ritchey!

I confronted him and it quickly became apparent he was harmless and had mental issues. He tried to claim he bought it off someone. Fat chance.

I had seen him at the bathroom earlier. He turned over the bike and we talked a bit. It’s really sad to know people like that are out there.

He removed the stuff in my seat bag, bike camera and bike computer, but I may still get them back because I met some nice folks who own a hot dog stand on Gold Street and know the thief well.

It’s Lisa’s Hot Dogs. She sells excellent tamales.

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I can’t bear to think about it — another bike stolen.

It happened this morning while I was in the Santa Clara Valley Water District bathroom in Alviso next to the Guadalupe River trail.

Somebody just walked up and rode off or put it in their car.

Sigh.

Last photo. I added a new front rim, black Mavic Open Pro.

Last photo. I added a new front rim, black Mavic Open Pro.

6 Responses to “Ritchey Break-Away retrieved!”

  1. Mike Buncic Says:

    Wow. Very sad to hear.

  2. doug moore Says:

    Horrible! So sorry to hear. Know the break-away – one bike to rule them all. There is hope though. This woman on tour, had her rig stolen. But got it back https://www.facebook.com/megan8891/posts/10155882904465010

    up in Portland.

  3. Grego Says:

    YES! Congratulations on the successful retrieval.

  4. ThermionicScott Says:

    Whew, glad this story has a happy ending! I was going to post yesterday asking if the local police would be much help if you knew the SN and all that. Seems like Ritchey Break-Aways are unique enough that it wouldn’t be as hard to prove your ownership.

  5. Jon Spangler Says:

    So sorry for your loss, Ray–but apparently you recovered it? Congratulations on that reunion… 😉

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