Some long days are longer than others.

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It's like a sidewalk but cars get to hang out there!

Oh, and also some bikes actually got to use it.

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The hardest part about today was coming inside out of the nice weather.

Good, now I’ve drawn what a dumpster fire looks like.

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Maybe it's time to admit I'm turning into all

Have you ever found words flying out of your mouth that you never thought you’d use? I’m not talking racist or asinine, just stupid? Well, that’s what happened to me. I missed a turn on my bike ride to my doctor’s office, and “Aw, poopturds!” flew out of my mouth. This raised a multitude of questions:

  • What’s a poopturd?
  • Where did my brain come up with that?
  • What ELSE will my brain come up with?
  • Wait wait wait. I really did miss that turn. Shitfiddles, I gotta take the next left…

If you have your own stories, add them in the comments, Systemics!

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Coffee is also the bicycle for the soul. And other heartwarming stories found in the front of your local Borders.

He totally said that.

I think this is my masterpiece. It has coffee, bikes, computers, cats, and poop. I should stop now.

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Or, how my bike got stolen and how I stole it back.

Quick note: This story originally was posted as-it-happened on Tumblr, but here’s the whole thing compiled together. It was then a Medium post, but here it is on my site.

Part 1: Monday. Well, this is ridiculous.

First, take a look at my bike. Looks like a normal bike, right?

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A picture of my bike from months ago. This is known as “The Georgetown Bike Rack”.

 

On Friday night, amidst trying to walk a dog and get a sick girlfriend home, I locked my bike outside my apartment to a small fence outside the building instead of lugging it into the bike room in my building (which has been largely blocked by maintenance people’s stuff).

Some time between Saturday and Sunday, the bike was stolen. I was upset. In fact, I still am upset. There’s the money, sure. But moreover, it was stolen from outside where I live. There is theft in my neighborhood, and apparently locking up a bike isn’t enough.

My girlfriend Kristen was kind enough to help me start to get things in order, and on Monday put in a police report for the bike, and I mentally tried to move on. It was kinda working.

But here’s where it gets infinitely more interesting. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

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I have plenty of time to look, since now I have to walk everywhere.

It’s true, my bike was stolen.

Sure, there’s being out the cost of the bike. But the real sting is knowing that someone stole something important from you. That hurts.

Now my bike is off somewhere, (hopefully) getting ridden by someone. I’m sure they don’t appreciate all the little details. The new pedals that I picked out which are a solid piece of metal (and supposed to last much longer). The new spokes I put on the wheels. The scratches on the frame from locking it to parking signs. The new handlebars that made getting up hills much more comfortable. The bike seat that a friend gave me when my old one got infested with ants (yep, really). You get the idea.

So if you ever liked the bike comics I’ve put on this site, that means you liked my bike too. Because every time there was a black icon representing a bicycle, it was Chester, my 2010 Jamis Coda Comp, seen here (this is what I call “Georgetown Parking” because the only place to lock up in Georgetown in Washington, DC is onto trash cans).

UPDATE: I’ve had a few people posting to “keep on the lookout for the bike” and link to this post, so here’s a little more info:

  • 2010 Jamis Coda Comp
  • Had a “City Bikes” sticker on it (was bought at City Bikes)
  • Note the Oury black rubber handlebars
  • There was a lot of scratches on the top bar of the bike from locking it to various surfaces
  • The U-lock mount was on the top bar, which wore down the paint. Even if that’s been detached, there is probably a lot of wear to the paint/frame in that spot (near the seat post on the top bar)
  • From this photo, I changed out the pedals to black ones with no toe clips

UPDATE 2: Big update. The bike has turned up, but isn’t mine again yet. It’s locked up outside near my work/office (remember, I lost it at my home 1.5 miles away from work). There’s been 2 rounds of cops and some scrambling to find registration. Read the whole ordeal here:

http://rosscott.tumblr.com/post/95164110171/bike-theft-and-crazy-coincidences

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Good think I didn't tell him to eff off or something.

Generally, when I try and yell at someone in a car, “WATCH IT!” is all I ever get out of my mouth. I wish anyone actually took it to heart.

Do you ever fare better?

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Unless you're like me, then bike every damn day.

Here’s that whole comic I talked about last week. Of course now, the next one is up over at Medium.com: “How Are Websites Made?” Every click helps, guys. Thanks!

I know some of you have said “I drive a car to work everyday.” I considered that, it just makes for a very short chart.

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Also, bikes are cool.

I’m a big fan of cycling, and people always wonder why. So, here you go.

Oh, and you can buy it as a poster.

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