There’s no fix for the loss of a much-loved bicycle to a thief
I'd like to fix the guy who made off with Liz Hunt’s “Road Star,” a bicycle she loves so much that she says it’s her soul mate.
I get a lot of email from readers, but sometimes a note stands out, like Hunt’s plea for help in recovering her bike, which a thief managed to pry loose from its lock.
“First off, I'm no millionaire,” she said, describingherself as “barely getting by as a self-employed small biz person.
“So, I was a tad ticked when I visited my friend yesterday afternoon, locked my bike up in front of her place and returned to find it gone, with the calling card of a broken off hockey stick festooned with my cable and lock as a keepsake.”
Her steel grey, Walmart-issue “Frenzy” was taken between 6 and 10 p.m., on May 9, from the Queen-Jarvis area, which she acknowledges is an “unsavory neighbourhood, but that’s where my bike was pinched.
“Call me a crybaby if you want, but this is WRONG!
“I don't want a souvenir of some junkie's idiocy. I want my bike back. I'm not a rich girl. “I depend on my bike for transportation. This is my warrior, my horse. It fits me like a glove and is built (like me), to hang tough, come what may.
“I rode my bike through the winter this year, like I always do, and it was Heck cold and I had to wear double gloves and a face scarf.
“In other words, I was flat-out broke. So, what is the deal with some jerk ripping off my bike?”
She’s had other bikes stolen from her, “but this time it’s different. It’s my soul mate.”
Hunt has posted notices in the area that say her bike can be returned with no questions asked to her friends at Savemore Sports, on the northwest corner of Queen and Jarvis.
It would be nice if the guilty party would see the notice, have a twinge of regret and give it back, but not likely.
And that’s a shame. Anyone who’s as passionate about their ride as Hunt deserves better.