It finally happened - uni stolen

Well, after 21 years of unicycling in NYC, it finally happened – I had a
unicycle stolen. Of course, my first reaction was like that of most
people: who would want to steal something you can’t use that sticks out
like a sore thumb?

I have always left unicycles outside stores (when necessary), but this was
even weirder bc I left it in the entrance to my new apartment building
here in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 7th Avenue is a lot of things, but it’s not
known for lots of crime. When I went to take it for a spin some minutes
later, it was gone.

Luckily it was ‘only’ a Torker, so it’s not much of a financial hardship,
but I’ll have to think twice about leaving unis outside in future.

Anyone in the NYC area who spots a 20" Torker with a blue Schwinn seat,
just let me know!

David Stone

Co-founder, Unatics of NY 1st Sunday / 3rd Saturday
2:30 @ Central Park Bandshell

People steal stupid things. I’m a college student, so I have lots of
stupid friends (yes, at a learning institution). One of them (the sort who
has a collection of street signs, and the like in his room) once said to
me, “I’d definitely have stolen that unicycle, if I didn’t know it was
yours.” I know he was half kidding, but what frightens me, is that means
he half wasn’t.

That’s definitely a shame. Best of luck in finding it.

Jeff Lutkus

— “David Stone” <dstone@packer.edu>
> wrote: Well, after 21 years of unicycling in NYC, it finally happened –
> I had a unicycle stolen. Of course, my first reaction was like that of
> most people: who would want to steal something you can’t use that sticks
> out like a sore thumb?
>
>I have always left unicycles outside stores (when necessary), but this
>was even weirder bc I left it in the entrance to my new apartment
>building here in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 7th Avenue is a lot of things, but
>it’s not known for lots of crime. When I went to take it for a spin some
>minutes later, it was gone.
>
>Luckily it was ‘only’ a Torker, so it’s not much of a financial hardship,
>but I’ll have to think twice about leaving unis outside in future.
>
>Anyone in the NYC area who spots a 20" Torker with a blue Schwinn seat,
>just let me know!
>
>David Stone
>
>Co-founder, Unatics of NY 1st Sunday / 3rd Saturday
>2:30 @ Central Park Bandshell


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“Jeff Lutkus” <lutkus@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:20010815025755.99E002756@sitemail.everyone.net
> People steal stupid things. I’m a college student, so I have lots of
stupid friends (yes, at a learning institution).

That’s very true. After one drunken evening at college, I found myself in
possession of a large bit from a pneumatic drill - basically a useless (to
me) metal spike 18 inches long and weighing 30 pounds. I’m older now, but
I won’t claim to be wiser.

[To David] Sorry to hear about the uni. My paranoia means I never leave my
unis unattended. When I Coker to the local shops, I take it inside with
me, despite it’s size. So far I’ve received no more comment than a raised
eyebrow. After the experience of Sarah and others a while back, I’m not
sure I’d trust a chain.

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