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I Woke Up Screaming (X Post from ''Bicycling'' forum)(4 posts)

I Woke Up Screaming (X Post from ''Bicycling'' forum)Akirasho
Nov 4, 2003 3:08 AM
As I pulled in from a hard days work... I noticed the open boxes strewn across my porch... and realized that someone had stolen some bike candy that had been delivered by UPS(my carrier generally won't leave items unless they fit 'tween the door or I leave a signed release)!

There were a couple of untouched boxes... but most bore the gun metal grey of Shimano's Ultegra gruppo... or the off white of Dura Ace. Those that had escaped the carnage were an odd mix of high end goods (FSA cranks, Nokon cables)... along with something odd. There were a few helmets hanging from the door knob.

It was at this point, that things started not to add up. As I looked at the helmets, I recognized most of them as lids from my own collection... but the others were models I probably wouldn't have ordered and there were no boxes. The pieces were falling into place.

I again looked at the open boxes and thought... "why would a thief have taken the time to open the boxes rather than just scoop everything up and dash?" Then, the alarm went off and I woke up screaming.

I guess it was a combination of expecting a frame to be delivered (shipper has yet to send me a tracking number), a couple of cycling catalogs strewn in the bed, something on the TV (it was on all night but I have no idea of what was playing) and the piece of KFC I had before bedtime (no cycling products were harmed in the telling of this nightmare).

Be the bike.
Scary. ....nmrwbadley
Nov 4, 2003 7:28 AM
it would take an army to haul your stuff off ;-) nmDougSloan
Nov 4, 2003 7:53 AM
me too!daCaT_
Nov 4, 2003 8:05 AM
Just before i awoke this morning i had a dream that my road bike got stolen. Now i dont know whether to be angry at the dream or be happy my bike is not gone. Either way the amphibs are going on and im getting a ride in today!