I really wanted to ride today. Especially after Bluebell got stolen. It takes more than that to keep me down. I can't believe my bike got stolen. I could have so easily accepted a ride from my prof. But I was trying to make a statement. Now, more than ever, I want to commute, if only to show the f*&$ing thieves they haven't won.
However, I woke up with a fever. The cold has moved to my chest. I called in sick and slept in bed all day. So, because of my nasty cold, I have decided to postpone the bike experiment to a later date...when I'm healthy. Sigh. It's been a tough week. Maybe it's a sign. Why do I have to be sick on top of all of this? It makes me angry. Livid. I feel like I've been kicked while I'm down one too many times. And now I'm pissed. I'm back on my feet and ready to fight again.
I've been checking Craig's List and E Bay in a desperate attempt to find Bluebell. I've been reluctantly looking at used road bikes. I need to replace her. But in the end, the search saddens me more because I realize I just want Bluebell back. Nothing can replace her. Unfortunately, my renter's insurance isn't going to cover it since I was robbed less than a month ago. They threatened to drop me. So the replacement bike will be out-of-pocket. Such is life.
I posted the stolen bike on Craig's List in hopes that someone may find it.
Here's the ad:
Stolen Road Bike
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2008-06-05, 10:17
My bike was stolen from UCSD between 12 and 1 pm on Wednesday, June 4th. If you have any information, please contact me.
Description: blue aluminum road bike with carbon fork
Model & Make: Felt F70
Size 52 cm
Tires are 700s; front is black and back is blue; brand is Vittoria Diamente Kevlar
Shimano 105 components
27-rear cassette with compact cranks
Look Keo sprint clipless pedals
Black BG women's geometry seat w/cut-out
Mounted w/front and rear lights
Also equipped with bike computer (Cateye double wireless rear-mount)
Serial Number: A308590681
I bought her in 2004 but have kept her in excellent condition. She was my first road bike. Her name is Bluebell. I miss her very much.