#923 – Missing

I had 2 bicycles stolen when I was a kid. My parents were nice enough to purchase them for me, along with a bike lock. I always locked it up wherever I went and never had a problem. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a garage or any other place to lock up the bike at home so I would always leave it leaning up against the back of the house. It turns out, that’s not a very secure storage area. I’m still not sure why they didn’t come up with a new plan after the first incident.

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19 thoughts on “#923 – Missing”

  1. Anon says:

    Ah, the return (of sorts?) of the rocket! Who doesn’t love Biff’s noble steed? I would certainly try as hard as I could to hijack it.

  2. PTTG says:

    If you’re determined enough to remove seven giant rivets from inside the thing, then you’ve earned it.

  3. Micah says:

    When I saw the preview on Facebook, I thought it was a giant arrow pointing at something.

  4. billy says:

    I like how it’s locked to the bike rack still!

  5. SilentDragon says:

    as with many bicycles at the UW, just frames or wheels are left, so glad there’s an easy bus system for me, I would hate to come back from a class to be greeted by a missing wheel (I do front wheel and frame, not enough length on the cable to hook the back wheel up) of course, if they had proper cutters, there wouldn’t be anything to greet me, the saddest of days..

  6. ZeoViolet says:

    That’s like stealing all but the section of the bike frame one would have locked to the bike rack. All but! *L*

    My brother had his stolen once. He never failed to lock up after that.

  7. Man, those rocket thieves were in a hurry…

  8. Ziriath says:

    Yeah, as we know, a bad radio station turned on is a bad alarm substitution.

  9. aoeu says:

    I hate those bike racks that you can only fasten your wheels to. I refuse to lock up on them, regardless of the sign that says “$75 fine for attaching your bike to something else”… right above the wheel still attached to the bike rack, the rest of the bike completely gone.

  10. John says:

    oh by the way thanks for the bikes. lol

    moar xmas biff!

  11. Tim says:

    Sorry dude – I’ll put it back before morning. Oh – wait: that’s Santa’s job tonight…

  12. Hershey says:

    Instead of getting his bike stolen, my brother left it who-knows-where when he was about ten, because he saw a bee by his bike and ran for it.

  13. Linzleh says:

    Happy Holidays Chris & Thanks for another great year of Biff. Looks like Santa’s helpers have borrowed the rocket boosters for the “sleigh”…so make your Christmas wish BIG Biff, he owes you!

  14. reynard61 says:

    I guess we know what The Biffster wants for Christmas…

  15. Mister Rik says:

    I’ve had two bikes stolen. The first was stolen from behind my workplace the night I forgot to bring my lock. Two days later I was walking to work and found a guy sitting on the curb with my bike, two blocks from my apartment. He was bigger than me, though, so I just called the police and let them handle it.

    The second happened after I’d just bought a new bike because the old one was broken down. I locked up the new bike and left the old one unlocked on the porch next to it. The same night, somebody stole the old bike. I found myself /hoping/ they didn’t find out the hard way that it had no brakes 😀

  16. ZeoViolet says:

    I learned to buy a longer bike chain and weave it through several sections of my bike before locking it to the bike rack. Basically one had to either somehow cut the chain or steal the bike rack too in order to get my bike.

  17. sco3tt says:

    HA! But the jokes on them, cause he has the keys in his pocket so the steering’s still locked.

  18. August says:

    I had a bike stolen when I was around eight. My Mom didn’t feel like carrying it up the stairs and locking it in our storage closet one night, and so my pink and purple steed was carted off in the night. Naturally, I never let her forget it.

  19. Junior Crowley says:

    In a recent Star Wars book, Millenium Falcon, it’s been established that ship has a security system that reads the prints of whoever is flying at a given time. If it’s not Han’s or other authorized person, then the ship is programmed to return to the place it was just at. Very amusing when thinking of the thieves’ reactions.

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