Tuesday, September 03, 2013
We picked up our recovered stolen bikes today. Mine was filthy. I washed it only to find a bunch of scratches and dings. The seat bag with contents, handle bar end caps, water bottles and Garmin holder are gone. Thank goodness the Garmin computer was in the house.
M SO's bike didn't fare so well. The rack on the back of bike where the rechargeable battery is inserted is missing. It is a very CRUCIAL part of the e-assist system. (The e-assist system allowed my 82 year old SO to ride bikes with me. When he pedaled, he could "request" help at different power levels.) We hope the rack is replaceable even though it has been discontinued. Without this rack, the $2600+ bike is worthless as an e-assist bike. They didn't steal the rechargeable battery. Apparently they didn't see it because it was being recharged on the a nearby shelf. The front handle bar bag and back seat bag with contents are also gone. His Garmin holder is also gone.
I am so depressed about the whole thing. I know I should be grateful the bikes have been returned. I know it is only a physical thing and there are more important things in life but someone violated my space and my mind. They took something that belonged to me and abused it. My emotional health has sunk to a new low and I am having trouble getting on with my life. (I was fired from my job, my unemployment was denied which I am appealing but will probably lose, my bikes were stolen, I have no income, and my COBRA is very high. I am 61-1/2 years old and worried about finding employment.)
I went riding with some friends tonight. It was the first ride since getting my bike returned. The bike seems to be fine, I wish all the other sh*t in my life right now will turn out as well. I am so afraid of the future right now which is stupid. I can't predict the future, but I let it control me. No matter how hard I try and cannot seem to quit doing that. I will look to SparkFriends for help and guidance. I know you are here for me.
PS: My profile picture seems so bogus to me. It was taken before I was fired and the bikes were stolen. I think I actually felt good then. I think I will change the photo sometime soon.