You stole the wrong bike buddy!
Obviously the guy who stole Ruth Slovenski’s bike was not from the neighborhood. No matter how hardened a criminal he was or desperate for transportation. There is no way he could take that unlocked bike if he knew that her parents gave it to her nearly 70 years ago and she WAS still riding it today!
I know I wrote about the challenges of giving away and letting go of your possessions. Its tough to read a story about someone taking such a unique and functional possession from an elder. As a cyclist myself, I get strangly attached to bikes I have ridden for only one season . . . now multiply that by 70! Read the story here