Well it's been a fairly hectic week for me.
I know I owe karma to SOMEONE because last weekend was awesome and then I wake up to this on Tuesday morning~ 2:30.
At around 2:30 (am) my dog goes outside and starts barking...
Now this isn't unheard of because we have a family of raccoons in the tree behind my house so I figured they had just resumed their nightly war...
So after about a minute of him really going at it I can tell something is wrong because he isn't coming in when I call him which he usually does and starts licking my face in the sorts (I imagine him thinking he's some sort of hero for defending the house from the varmints and wants acknowledgment for his knightly deeds)
I go outside in my boxers thinking I'm just going to pull him inside and put the cover over the dog door...
And as I go out on my back porch I see 3 guys sprinting down the street... now that's never a good sign, is it?
At this point I run to the front porch and grab my mobile defense weapon (my 4' steel breaker bar pipe) and cell phone and run outside to see them turning on the next street on foot.
Cops are on the scene about 2 minutes later (one of the pros of living a mile away from the station) and do a canvas of the area and there's no one on the streets within a 10 block radius.
So this is what I found them in the midst of when I went outside... (pictures were taken when sun had risen)
I am FCKING
I have wheel locks on all 3 bikes at night despite living in a fairly decent neighborhood (that's me being paranoid) and we've had zero incidents on my street in as long as I've been living there.
The only consolation that I can find is that they did not get away with the bike or decide to fck with it once they decided they couldn't get it.
Now I'm in line for a new key set for the whole bike and I've already installed scheduled motion activated lights and 2-24/7 motion activated webcams on the bikes.
I think I owe my bike to my wonderful puppy and best friend in the whole world, Mr. Bojangles.
(He keeps my 17 year old cat safe too)
And this was our sleeping arrangement through Thanksgiving to see whether the guys we're going to come back and finish the job.
And of course, I couldn't go without sharing how thankful I am for having my puppy around so I made him a dog-friendly pie all for himself (I almost got confused while I was making them so I figured I'd mark the back one for him lol)
The officers did a follow up in the morning and it looks as if the same group of guys decided to go on a crime spree starting about a mile away and they broke into 5 other cars and one that was down my street.
Needless to say, I have zero remorse for these scumbags and I hope to find them some day in a very dark alley and show them what it means to mess with someones motorcycle.
I have started chaining the frames/swingarms together for all the bikes and am planning on sinking some "U" bolts into the pavement so I can have a heavy gauge chain through the front of each bike.
The city doesn't like it? fck off. They didn't give me a driveway when they fixed the street a few years ago despite my acknowledgement letter from planners.
These are temp solutions until I can pave over a small portion of my fenced garden to give them an actual safe habitat. Fortunately my other bikes were in my storage unit at the same so I won't complain to that either.
So I hope everyone had a better turkey day than I did.