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Bicycle crimes

You can apparently use bicycles to smuggle drugs. (edited with a good link) Bicycles are also suspected in a museum theft. Says a detective: “If I was going to do a job like this, I’d do it on a mountain bike because people don’t notice that sort of thing and when people are racing to read more »

UCSC: Two dozen stolen bicycles in 3 weeks!

The University of California Santa Cruz Police Department sent this Crime Bulletin about campus bike theft on Saturday. The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the public’s help with its investigation into nearly two dozen reported bicycle thefts since February 24. The thefts appear to have been mostly during the day from bike racks read more »

Tricky Dick rode a bicycle

Richard Milhous Nixon enjoys the flowering cherry blossoms with Pat and their daughter Tricia in 1947 shortly after the beginning of his freshman term representing the state of California in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bicycle banality

It’s time to clear out my backlog of old bicycle news and study up on my GRE vocabulary. This photo depicts a Mad Cat rider at the 8 hour Boggs Mountain Bike event. Photo by Ken Conley, who’s posted 300+ photos from the event to his website, including some fun Crimes Against Photography. What pulchritudinously read more »

Pro bike thieves on how to lock your bicycle

Carlton Reid talked to a couple of professional bicycle thieves in this excellent article about how to make your bike less attractive to potential bicycle thieves. Carlton tried a brute force attempt on some of the strongest locks on the market and failed, but after learning the right technique he found he could defeat some read more »

Uglify your bike: Does it work?

To make your bike less likely a target for bike thieves, you’re told to sloppily rattle can and sticker your frame. I knew a guy who completely wrapped his frame in duct tape, which very effectively uglified it. I’ve long been skeptical of the usual advice to “uglify” your bike to make it less appealing read more »