54 Miles: Bike Stolen In Phoenix; Very Enjoyable Ride Comes To Sudden Halt - February 8, 2008
"That kind of bike with saddlebags would be perfect for transporting drugs."
Sgt. Smith's statement sums it up well. Today was the day my bike was stolen. You'll have to read the book to get all the details.
I did appreciate how friendly and professional this officer was. Now, onto the pictures ...
Pretty desert scenery as I biked on Highway 60 between Wickenberg and Surprise.
Resting on the side of Bell Road in Phoenix. (And no, there was no shoulder for miles.)
Arrival in city limits of Phoenix.
Continuing in Phoenix. This is what the average avenue looks like in this city.
Shaw Butte in the background.
My bike was stolen while locked in front of a CVS Pharmacy. A huge thanks to my buddy
for coming to the rescue. He shuttled me to an area with stores and a motel.
Again, this is the very abridged version. My book has a full chapter covering this horrible episode.
The funny thing is, it's years later and I can laugh about it now. :)
My gym in Buena Vista, Colorado was tracking me. Everyday I'd send them a text message with my progress. THIS was today's. :o)
Get The Full Story Here ... There was always a second dream tied to the first of biking across America: writing a book.
Click the front cover of Under a Triumphant Sky to obtain a copy of my memoir. In it you'll enjoy
all of my stories in detail.
Best wishes in the pursuit of your dreams. And happy cycling too! :) -Steve