Not mine but a friends. 54 Green Surly Long Haul Trucker – yes exactly the same model and size as mine. Black fenders and a black rack, decals scribbled off. Stolen a month and a half ago. Two days ago I was sitting at Pazzos Pizza and watched this guy roll by on the sidewalk on it. He’d attached a black front basket to it. Older black guy, 45-55 years with long dreads and a wide brimmed straw hat. I walked over to him with my camera phone and was like – hey man I like your bike. He says, yeah people like this old thing. I say, that’s funny because that’s not an old bike. Will you sell it to me? I’ll give you $300 for it – and he rode off South on Eastlake. All I could do was get a picture of the saddle – which was uniquely Brandons and by the time my shitty camera phone cycled around all I got was a bad bottom half picture. But from the pic Brandon was able to identify the bike positively. Yesterday the bike was spotted again near Westlake Center.
I don’t get the feeling that this was the guy who stole the bike to be honest, but if I’d been able to positively ident the bike on the spot I’d have been more forceful. Later Brandon was able to positively ident the bike as his from the photos.
So I guess call me if you see it – or call Brandon.
Me: 206 412 3055 – cell
Brandon: 206 992 7567 – cell
This weekend – Ben Country Bike Camping!