Hi CandyCranks, long time no see!
If any of you spend much time in the Seattle cycling community, you probably know Sylvie Janecek. She has organized/volunteered at many Seattle bike events, from the Seattle Bicycle Music Festival to the 2010 Seattle Tweed Ride, and is an incredibly awesome human being. I have had the honor of calling her a dear friend for some years.
Her bike was stolen last night (this morning?). She received this bike as part of her insurance payment after being hit by a car, and it is incredibly dear to her. Please keep an eye out for it? Description below.
Oh, and a reward? I’ll buy you a beer and some nachos at the Elysian!
———- Forwarded message from Sylvie ———-
Here’s a better description of the stolen bike and her photo. Please disseminate widely. And please help me search Craigslist and all other places people might try to re-sell the bike. Will file a police report in the morning.
My bike / means of transportation / favorite thing ever was stolen tonight out from in front of my friend Colleen’s house tonight. She was U-locked to a pole, on Belmont & Howell, between 7:30pm – 11:30 pm.
She’s a maroon Masi (brand) Randonneur (model) with cream decals, 2009, tan handlebar tape, leather saddle, toe cages on the pedals, a sticker that says “The Youth Die Young” on the frame by the headset and several spoke cards in the wheels, drop bars with bar-end shifters, 56 cm frame, rear rack with a trailer attached to the frame. Serial #380909167.
Here’s a write-up with a photo: http://www.stolenbicycleregistry.com/showbike.php?oid=10552
Please keep an eye out for her. If you see her, please lock her to something or confiscate her (if you can), and call me or the police. My number’s 619-861-7011.
Shittiest feeling ever. Sucks balls.
“I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bicycle…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” –Susan B. Anthony
“The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.” — Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895